Heathcote Township Plan
Heathcote Township Committee
The Expressions of Interest period for the community to nominate to be on the Heathcote Township Committee has closed.
There was an excellent response and the City is working through the nominations and will be in contact with everyone who put their name forward in due course.
This Committee will be the first of its type in Greater Bendigo and will serve as an example on how to better engage with our small town communities. The Committee will oversee the implementation actions in the Heathcote Township Plan, provide a conduit for sharing information about projects across Council and provide local input into these projects.
The Heathcote Township Committee will:
- Monitor the implementation of the Heathcote Township Plan.
- Be a conduit for sharing of relevant information to the Heathcote Township Plan and Heathcote generally.
- Provide advice and direction on key issues and opportunities relevant to the Heathcote and District.
- Ensure that the views and interests of the Heathcote community are represented in planning for Heathcote’s future.
- Act as a sounding board for potential projects in Heathcote.
The Heathcote Township Plan was adopted by Council as its meeting on Wednesday 17 July 2019.
Included in the recommendations are potential improvements to High Street, extension to walking and cycling paths, additional tree planting, the need for an off the leash dog park, improved visitor signage as well as a number of planning scheme changes.
A key recommendation of the Township Plan is to establish a Heathcote Committee. This committee would oversee the implementation of the Township Plan and would provide advice and input into a range of other council projects.
Expressions of interest for membership of the committee will be advertised shortly.
If you would like a hard copy of the plan please email [email protected] to request a copy.
Heathcote is a well-established town that has a good range of services and facilities, has the potential for further growth and offers a lifestyle alternative to living in the Bendigo urban area.
The Heathcote Township Plan will build on these strengths and will provide a framework for how the town can sustainably grow and develop into the future. It will go beyond planning for new housing but will also consider Heathcote’s future commercial, community and transport needs.
The study area for the Heathcote Township Plan extends beyond the town boundaries to include the surrounding hinterland.