Skipton Structure Plan

Submissions closed on 30 August 2023, 05:00 PM

A drone image of the Skipton town, there is a bright yellow canola field at the bottom of the image, and the town is surrounded by lush green farmland.

Council is undertaking consultation with the community as part of a key input into the preparation of the Skipton Structure Plan to manage future growth and prosperity.

The purpose of a Structure Plan for Skipton is to help position the town to capitalise on future development opportunities and provide clear direction on growth. It will direct and promote residential opportunities, protect the Mt Emu creek environs, and plan for the growth of commercial, industrial and tourism opportunities.

These questions are split amongst key structure planning considerations, namely Activities and Land Use (Residential; Enterprise, Retail and Business; Civic, Cultural and Community Facilities), Character, Open Space, Movement and Transport, and Cultural and Environmental Value (European and Aboriginal Heritage, Environmental).

Background analysis and technical reviews have been undertaken for the project.  The Skipton Background Report provides a summary of the issues and opportunities facing the town. To read the report and supporting documents, click here.

We are interested in your opinions on existing facilities within the developed areas of Skipton as well as your thoughts and aspirations for the future of Skipton.

The Draft Structure Plan will then be presented to the community in a second engagement period, at the end of 2023. This will give the community the opportunity to provide further feedback on the draft Structure Plan for a second time, before it is finalised for Council adoption.  

Submissions closed Wednesday 30 August at 5 pm. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback!