The Somerville Township Structure Plan (adopted July 2019) manages future change in the township of Somerville. The Shire is currently undertaking a number of structure plans for its activity centres, including Somerville Township, to guide future development and provide effectively for changing community needs and aspirations.
A structure plan is a planning tool that sets out a vision for the future development of a place. It establishes a planning and management framework to guide development and land-use change and aims to achieve environmental, social and economic objectives.
An essential aspect of the structure planning process is feedback from the community on how the area should evolve.
A structure plan determines what is working well in an area and how this can be enhanced, as well as how the area can grow and change in the future. It provides clear strategies for how this can be achieved.