Have Your Say: Balnarring Township Structure Plan

Have Your Say

The project began in late September 2018 with visioning workshops held with the community and targeted stakeholder engagement to identify themes and objectives to help develop the Draft Balnarring Township Structure Plan.

What is this project about?

This project is about identifying the current and emerging issues, and opportunities that relate to Balnarring township, and developing a structure that would provide for the form of development, land use and key services, among other things, that are appropriate to the vision for the township.

Why is this project needed?

A key challenge for the Shire is the need to balance the demands for urban growth and the preservation of the natural landscape and rural activity on the Peninsula. An approach widely used to manage such a challenge is to prepare a structure plan for each township.

A structure plan is a planning tool that sets out a vision for the future land use and development of a place. It guides land use and development towards the vision by establishing a planning and management framework with environmental, social and economic objectives. A key aspect of the structure planning process is the reliance on community feedback in developing the vision and objectives for a place.

The Shire has already completed separate structure plans for Mornington, Rosebud and Hastings. It now seeks to prepare a plan for Balnarring township to ensure that the special and unique values of the township remain protected while accommodating appropriate development.

Have Your Say

Community members are encouraged to join in the conversation. You are invited to have your say on Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Draft Balnarring Township Structure Plan.

Download: Draft Balnarring Structure Plan(PDF, 2MB)

The draft Plan identifies land use, urban design and transport concepts seeking to enhance the township over the next 15 years.

Following the public exhibition period, the feedback received to the Draft Plan will be reviewed and where appropriate incorporated into the document.

Community consultation is currently open until Friday 7 June 2019. 

Community drop in session:

Wednesday 15 May, 6pm – 8pm

Balnarring Community Hall, 3035 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring VIC 3926

Consultants and Council officers will be available at the drop-in session to answer any questions on the draft township structure plan and to receive feedback.

Submit an online survey: 

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Email: Email your submission to: haveyoursay@mornpen.vic.gov.au with the subject line ‘Draft Balnarring Structure Plan’.
Post: Attention: Leigh Northwood, Re: Draft Balnarring Structure Plan, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, Victoria, 3939

In person: Surveys are also available to complete in hard copy at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville.

Further Information:
If you wish to discuss the project or have any questions, please email strategic.planning.projects@mornpen.vic.gov.au or phone Planning Support on 5950 1010. 


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