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Wallan Precinct Structure Plans progressing

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Jordyn Grubisic
Jordyn Grubisic
Jordyn Grubisic is a senior journalist for the North Central Review primarily covering politics at all levels and sport with a particular interest in basketball. Since 2019 she has worked for several publications across Victoria including most recently at the Alexandra Standard and Yea Chronicle. She is always keen to hear from local community members about issues they face and has an interest in crime and court reporting.

Both the Wallan East Precinct Structure Plan, PSP, and Wallan South PSP have had project updates.

Currently the Victorian Planning Authority, VPA, is considering material provided by Mitchell Shire Council as to the most strategic and best use of the land in the Wallan East PSP area.

A review of technical studies will also inform the decision.

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As of January 2024, most of the technical studies were complete excluding the strategic land use assessment but scoping of the strategic land use assessment is currently underway.

VPA will be able to progress Wallan East PSP to the next stage – community engagement and exhibition – once the land use assessment is completed, further discussions with stakeholders regarding the findings of upcoming technical studies are had, and there is a forward funding strategy to fund the project through to completion.

Wallan East was always intended to be funded by the landowners in the precinct who will benefit from the strategic planning being undertaken.

Wallan South PSP is dependent on the outcome of the planning process for Beveridge North West PSP.

A Ministerial Advisory Committee was established to assess the VPA’s draft Structure Plan which has made recommendations – the Department of Transport and Planning and VPA are preparing responses for the Minister for Planning’s consideration.

VPA will be able to consider progressing Wallan South PSP to the next stage when Beveridge North West PSP and an Infrastructure Contribution Plan are gazetted into the Mitchell Planning Scheme and forward funding strategy is established.

As with Wallan East this project was always planned as third party funded.

Victorian Planning Authority chief executive Stuart Moseley said VPA continued to work on the projects.

“The Wallan East and Wallan South Precinct Structure Plans remain active projects on the VPA’s work program,” he said.

“The VPA continues to work with its partners in local and State Government to resolve a range of issues before either project moves to the next stage.”

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  1. This some think positive , if they do not approve the quarry in the middle of residential development area, let’s home common sense prevails

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