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Whittlesea Township Strategy

The draft Whittlesea Township Strategy is now out for public consultation until 18 December 2020


Whittlesea Township Strategy

We are currently preparing a  strategy to guide how the Whittlesea township will change over the next 20 years, including transport, housing, open space, shopping and employment.

It’s been more than 20 years since we prepared an overarching plan for the township, and our aim is to develop a strategy that builds on the township’s strengths and which continues to protect the unique character of Whittlesea Township.

The Whittlesea Township Strategy will establish a long term vision for the township as a basis for future planning and decision making about the use and development of private and public land. It also seeks to provide greater certainty for residents, landowners, businesses and the broader community regarding the future planning and development of the Whittlesea township.

The draft Strategy will address key issues relating to:

  • Managing future residential growth
  • Housing opportunities and built form
  • Retail, business and industry
  • Movement and transport
  • Environmental attributes and risks
  • Community services and facilities.

In particular the Strategy will:

  • Provide a framework to guide development and growth within the Whittlesea township
  • Determine whether the implementation of a township boundary is appropriate to manage growth
  • Protect the preferred rural character of the township which is highly valued by the community.

Please contact the Strategic Planning Unit on 9217 2556 or email

Read more about how you can have your say on the draft Whittlesea Township Strategy.

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