Heathcote Township Plan Background Paper

Heathcote is a small rural township nestled in a picturesque bush landscape and is located at the junction of three major highways, a convenient distance from Melbourne, Bendigo and a number of large regional centres and towns.

There is no current structure plan for the future growth of Heathcote but despite this the town has been growing by an average of 25 dwellings a year over the past 6 years. There has also been reasonably strong growth in tourism, commercial and retail services over this time.

The Heathcote Township Plan will provide a framework for the town to sustainably grow. It will go beyond planning for new housing but will also consider the towns future commercial, community and transport needs.