Corangamite seeks public input on Draft Rural Living Strategy

Published on 12 March 2019

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Corangamite Shire residents are invited to have their say on rural-residential development over the next 20 years.

Council will hold three drop-in sessions—in Lismore, Camperdown and Timboon—to gather public feedback on the draft Rural Living Strategy (RLS).

The draft RLS makes recommendations for Camperdown, Terang, Timboon, Port Campbell, Lismore, Cobden, Simpson, Noorat and Skipton, to cater for rural-residential growth.

Adjustments can be made before the draft document is finalised and will be further considered once all community member submissions are considered.

Mayor Neil Trotter said the RLS used supply and demand forecasts to support population increase, economic growth and job creation.

“Research and analysis started in March last year has found population is forecast to grow by at least 2.5% and an estimated 702 new houses will be needed over the next 18 years,” Cr Trotter said.

“Corangamite is a tree-change destination with demand for larger rural-residential lifestyle lots. The RLS will help Council balance protecting our prime farmland and natural environment with strategic growth of our towns and flow-on effects for Shire services and facilities.”

Cr Trotter encouraged residents to come to one of the drop-in sessions to learn about the draft RLS and share their ideas with Council staff.

Lismore: Lismore Golf Club, High Street, Monday 18 March, 3.30pm-6.30pm

Camperdown: Killara Centre, 210-212 Manifold Street, Wednesday 20 March, 3.30pm-6.30pm

Timboon: Senior Citizens Centre, 30 Bailey Street, Wednesday 27 March, 3.30pm-6.30pm

 “This is part of Council’s ongoing agenda to attract population and investment to ensure economic sustainability and prosperity into the future, while maintaining the liveability that is so important to our communities.”

Submissions can be made until close of business on Friday 5 April 2019, to planning@corangamite.vic.gov.au or Corangamite Shire Council, PO Box 84, Camperdown VIC 3260.

Comments and feedback received will be considered when preparing a final version of the RLS.

The draft can be viewed via this link or at:

  • Corangamite Shire Council, 181 Manifold Street, Camperdown
  • Cobden Library, 55 Victoria Street, Cobden
  • Derrinallum Library, 55 Main Street, Derrinallum
  • The Shed, 10 Terang-Mortlake Road, Noorat
  • Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre , 26 Morris Street, Port Campbell
  • Terang Library, High Street, Terang
  • Timboon Library, Wark Street Timboon 
  • Skipton Post Office, 30 Montgomery Street, Skipton

For more information, please contact Aaron Moyne, Manager Planning and Building, on 5593 7144 or planning@corangamite.vic.gov.au .