Have your say …. G21 Geelong Region Alliance releases G21 Regional Growth Plan/ draft Implementation Plan for comment …..
The G21 Regional Growth Plan was adopted by the Victorian Government last April as the framework for sustainably managing likely regional population growth of up to 500,000 by 2050.
G21 CEO Elaine Carbines said developing a G21 Regional Growth Plan / Implementation Plan was the logical next piece of work.
“We are now at the stage we need the wider community’s input. I’d encourage people to take an interest in the future of their region and planning for its inevitable growth,” Ms Carbines said.
“There will be extensive opportunity to obtain detail and provide feedback between now and 9 August. We’ll be running six ‘Open House’ drop-in information sessions across the region, conducting on-line surveys and will have background materials available on the Growth Plan website,”
“This draft Implementation Plan includes an infrastructure plan, detailed data on the current status of residential and industrial land supply, analysis of opportunities for longer-term urban growth and actions and strategies to ensure people have adequate housing choice in the future.
“Essentially we are now taking the planning up to the next level of detail to ensure the elements of the Growth Plan are put in place effectively,”
“The aim is to ensure the right regional infrastructure is in place at the right time.”
“The infrastructure planning elements of the Implementation Plan are the first of their kind in Victoria. They will allow G21 region councils, and other infrastructure providers, to attract investment and deliver infrastructure that’s coordinated and efficient.
“Similarly, the property sector and local councils will benefit from the data and action plans around industrial and residential property and the elements of the Implementation Plan were setting new standards in regional planning for Victoria. ”
‘Open House’ drop-in information sessions:
Bannockburn: Bannockburn Cultural Centre and Library, 27 High Street, Monday 22 July – 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Queenscliff: Borough of Queenscliffe Town Hall, 50 Learmonth Street, Thursday 25 July – 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Torquay: Torquay Improvement Association Hall, 12 Price Street, Saturday 27 July – 10.00am to 1.00pm
Colac: Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre, 2-6 Rae Street, Wednesday 31 July – 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Geelong: Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington Street, Thursday 1 August – 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Lara: Lara RSL, 2 Rennie Street, Saturday 3 August – 10.00am to 1.00pm.
The draft G21 Regional Growth Plan Implementation Plan comprises:
- a regional level Infrastructure Plan, identifying projects important to supporting the region’s growth and provision of jobs
- a strategic housing incentives action plan and residential and industrial land supply analysis
- analysis of the two ‘Further Investigation Areas’ identified in the Growth Plan for medium to longer-term growth.
and is supported by a Background Report and a number of draft residential and industrial land supply reports.
All documents can be downloaded from the project web site: www.G21regionalgrowthplan.com.au