Current Strategies and Plans

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Overview

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.

Economic Development Strategy

This strategy was adopted at Council on 24 March 2020. This strategy is captured in two documents:

 Further information

  • Email:  Attention Economic Development Unit 
  • Post: Attention Economic Development and Business Unit, Central Goldfields Shire Council, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough, 3465
  • Phone:  Customer Service Centre on (03) 5461 0610 and ask to speak with the economic development unit

For more information about the Visitor and Events Strategy, visit here.

Population, Housing and Residential Settlement Strategy

The Population, Housing and Residential Settlement Strategy was adopted by Council on the Tuesday 26 May, 2020.

A copy of the full strategy is available HERE(PDF, 3MB)

For more information

  • Email:  Attention Strategic Planning
  • Post: Attention Strategic Planning, Central Goldfields Shire Council, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough, 3465
  • Phone:  Customer Service Centre on (03) 5461 0610 and ask to speak with the strategic planner

Planning Scheme Review

In accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council is required to review the Central Goldfields Planning Scheme every four years in order enhance its effectiveness and efficiency.  The review must evaluate the Scheme to ensure that it:

  • meets Ministerial guidelines;
  • sets out effectively the policy objectives for use and development of land in the municipality;
  • is effective in applying State and local policy objectives.

Adoption by Council

The Planning Scheme Review Report was adopted by Council on the 26th May, 2020 and submitted to the Minister for Planning.

A copy of the full review is available HERE(PDF, 2MB)

Implement the actions and recommendations

Council will consider the actions and recommendations outlined in the review report. Implementation of some immediate priority issues and recommendations may be undertaken through the process of a planning scheme amendment. The amendment process will provide opportunities for further community consultation. Recommendations that require further work will help shape Council’s strategic planning program for the coming years.

Further information

  •  Email:  Attention Strategic Planning
  •  Post: Attention Strategic Planning, Central Goldfields Shire Council, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough, 3465
  • Phone:  customer service on (03) 5461 0610 and ask to speak with the strategic planner