Current Strategic Projects

 Council undertakes strategic studies in order to plan for the development and use of land into the future.  Once a study has been completed, Council may undertake a Planning Scheme Amendment. This may update the Planning Scheme to reflect the findings and recommendations of the study.

Current Studies Underway in Central Goldfields:

 Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

This strategy aims to provide a clear economic development vision and action plan for Central Goldfields Shire that builds on existing strengths, responds to local conditions, needs and aspirations, and provides a platform for securing strategic investment and partnerships.

The strategy will also aim to provide specific direction and actions for developing the Central Goldfields tourism economy, highlighting investment opportunities and priorities responding to current and future industry trends.

The engagement phase for this strategy has closed, however more information can be access via contacting the Tourism Coordinator Joel Chadwick on Phone: (03) 5461 1826, or contacting the Manager Strategy and Economic Development Phil Schier Phone: (03) 5461 1638 visiting the Council Facebook page or contacting customer services.

Residential Settlement and Population Strategy

The Strategy will investigate population growth scenarios and establish some parameters for these, identify housing needs and provide a clear direction for residential development within Central Goldfields Shire for the 2020-2035 period.

More information can be access via contacting the Manager Strategy and Economic Development Phil Schier Phone: (03) 5461 1638 visiting the Council Facebook page or contacting customer services.