Strathfieldsaye Town Centre Urban Design Framework

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Planning Scheme Amendment process

We have obtained authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare an amendment to the Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme to implement the planning outcomes of the Strathfieldsaye Urban Design Framework 2017 and make changes to further implement the Strathfieldsaye Township Plan, amended 2012, respond to recent Planning Panel recommendations and correct zoning and overlay errors.

How we reached this point

Council adopted the urban design framework (UDF) for the Strathfieldsaye Town Centre on 15 February 2017. The UDF will guide future development as the town grows and doubles in population over the next few years. The framework establishes the form and layout of the town centre, landscaping, public space and how the town centre will progressively develop to retain the features that the community highly values. 

To find more details about the Strathfieldsaye Township urban design framework please have a look at the fourth and final community bulletin.

Areas included in the framework

The framework will focus on the town centre and the area along Strathfieldsaye/Wellington Road. These areas have considerable influence on the existing and future character of the town and are expected to see significant growth and new development. 

Step 1: Issues and opportunities

Based on analysis and extensive community engagement we have established the mainissues and opportunities for the future of Strathfieldsaye Town Centre. This provides the basis for further development of the design framework for the town centre. Read the Summary of Issues and Opportunities for the Strathfieldsaye Town Centre Urban Design Framework. 

Step 2: Concept and design update

From the second round of community consultation, concepts and designs were discussed and visualised as a way of applying the principles that were agreed upon by the community in an earlier stage and compiled in the Concepts and Design Update. Read the Strathfieldsaye Town Centre Urban Design Framework Concepts and Design Update. 

Step 3: Draft UDF

Based on the Issues and Opportunities and the Concept and Design Update we have produced the first draft of the Urban Design Framework for the Strathfieldsaye Town Centre. This document was out for community consultation until 16 December 2016. Read the Draft Urban Design Framework for the Town Centre of Strathfieldsaye.

Step 4: Final UDF

Based on the draft and the comments received the final Strathfieldsaye Town Centre UDF was drafted and presented to council. Council has adopted the UDF for the Strathfieldsaye Town Centre, and resolved to start an amendment process to implement part of the UDF.


Contact us

If you have any questions on this project, please contact the Strategic Planning unit on 03 5434 6355 or [email protected]

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