The Creswick township structure plan seeks to protect and enhance the existing character of the township, guiding appropriate growth and development by providing a planning framework for future private land use. It aims to protect what we value, improve future livability, empowering the Creswick community to thrive.

Building on the engagement findings during the initial engagement phase, the Creswick Township Community Panel worked together to develop a shared vision and the key objectives across the six key themes of the structure plan - housing, business and economy, environment and heritage, urban design, movement and access, community and cultural infrastructure. This work has served as the foundation for the development of the draft structure plan.

Will my property be affected?

Section 10.1 Statutory Planning, and the accompanying maps, outline the land proposed to be rezoned and new overlays to be applied. An accompanying list of properties have been compiled and we encourage you to review this list to check if your street is included.

Additionally, 500m investigation areas are nominated across the Shire where our current transfer stations and past landfill sites are located, including Creswick. Residents who live near these sites will receive a letter in the coming days.

The Investigation Area letter to residents and the proposed zones and overlays have been provided on the Township Structure Plans project page and within the Future Hepburn Technical Studies and Reports page, which you can access by clicking on the button below.

If your property is located in the streets listed or within the investigation areas, please review the draft Structure Plan to see what the changes may mean for you. If you are unclear, we strongly encourage you to come and chat with us at any of the Community Information Sessions or contact us at strategicplanning@hepburn.vic.gov.au.

How to Participate

You can learn more about the Creswick draft structure plan and participate by:

  • Reading the resources provided in the Document libraries on this project page.
  • Listen to the online webinar. This session was similar to those presented at the Community Information Sessions. It has been recorded and made available for viewing on the Future Hepburn home page.
  • Schedule a time to talk with a Planner by emailing us at strategicplanning@hepburn.vic.gov.au. There is high demand for these appointments so please be patient as we work through contacting people. To allow us to assist as quickly as we can please include the following information in your email:
    • Your name and contact details including address and phone number
    • Who will be attending the appointment
    • If you would like to meet in person or prefer online
    • A description of your interest
  • Submissions are open from 1 May and 26 June 2024. Submissions can be made:
    • Online by clicking on the red button below.
    • Printable submissions forms are available in the 'Draft Structure Plan and Resources to support your submission' section on this page. Instructions for lodging these are included on the forms.
    • Email: strategicplanning@hepburn.vic.gov.au
    • By letter: Hepburn Shire Council, P.O. Box 21. Daylesford VIC 3460

Thank you to all the community members who came to the Community Information Sessions at Creswick on Friday 17 May 2024. The Introduction Presentation, given by our Strategic Planners, outlining the key planning elements from the Creswick Structure Plan and Rural Hepburn was delivered. The slide deck from this presentation is included in the Future Hepburn Technical Reports and Supporting Documents page.

Next Steps

Your feedback on the draft township structure plan will be collated and considered. An Engagement Summary Report will summarise the feedback and Council's response. Council will consider the final draft, inclusive of any feedback, before proceeding to adoption later in 2024.

A planning scheme amendment is required to give effect to the strategic directions within the structure plan. This process will involve an additional phase of community engagement and further submission opportunities.

We encourage you to register for Council's e-newsletter Hepburn Life to receive updates on these activities.

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