Minister launches three regional growth plans
Last week, the Minister for Planning has launched three regional growth plans; the Loddon Mallee North Regional Growth Plan, the Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Growth Plan and the Great South Coast Regional Growth Plan. The development of regional growth plans was a key direction under the recently released Plan Melbourne Strategy, with growth plans envisaged for Victoria’s eight rural subregions (i.e. Loddon Mallee North, Wimmera Southern Mallee, Loddon Mallee South, Central Highlands, Great South Coast, Gippsland, Hume and Geelong G21).
It is envisaged that these plans provide long-term land use and transportation plans which accelerate and manage regional population growth. The plans also identify the competitive advantages of Victoria’s regions and regional cities and include broad transport directions and planning arrangements to encourage investment and development. Click on the links to the Ministerial press release webpages to read them in their entirety.