Phase 2 - Developing the Detailed Strategic Framework
With the commencement of Phase 2 of the project in September 2022, Council is currently undertaking limited, targeted consultation with key landowners in the area adjoining Cureton Avenue, near the Mildura Marina. This work is in addition to the development of the full Mildura East Growth Area Strategic Framework, anticipated to be completed in late 2022.
Phase 2 of the project will comprise further consultation with key groups and the developing of detailed concepts, ideas and draft plans for the framework and drainage strategies, including implementation measures and the requirements for the ‘sub precinct’ scale.
Outputs for Phase 2 will be the Mildura East Integrated Drainage and Water Sensitive Urban Design Strategy and the more detailed Mildura East Growth Area Strategic Framework Plan.
Phase 2 - Timeline
Timeline item 1 - active
Cureton Ave Precinct - Targeted Consultation
Consultation with landowners in Cureton Avenue near the Marina
Timeline item 2 - incomplete
MEGA - Further Consultation with Key Groups
Timeline item 3 - incomplete
Drafting of the Framework Plan
Main documentation where concept ideals and plans, including drainage plans are integrated and gaps filled.
Project Progress 2021-2022
Mildura Rural City Council is working with Hansen Partnership to prepare the Mildura East Growth Area Strategic Framework Plan. The study area extends from Irymple to Nichols Point, and from Cowra Avenue to Irymple Avenue, as well as a number of smaller areas at the edge of Mildura, for which no development plan has yet been prepared.
This project seeks to provide long-term vision and strategic direction for the study area, which will guide future growth of the precinct, including land use, built form, and public spaces. It also seeks to guide future residential development, so that development occurs by the most efficient provision of drainage infrastructure. The Framework Plan will also seek to identify how such infrastructure might be funded.
The Framework Plan will be used to update relevant aspects of the Mildura Planning Scheme, to ensure Council’s decision-making achieves enhanced economic, social and environmental objectives for the future of this important precinct for the next 30 years.
Since commencing this project in September 2021, Council has had an open conversation with landowners, residents and visitors to the study area, including government authorities, industry professionals and a number of stakeholder groups; seeking to identify and explore the issues and opportunities within Mildura East, leading to the adoption of the Vision and Key Directions for the project..
Phase 1 - Vision and Key Directions (July 2022)
The Phase 1 Vision & Key Directions and Key Issues Report were adopted by Council at its 28 July 2022 meeting.
The finalised reports (September 2022) are now available from the document library on this web page.
For more information relating to Phase 1 of the project please use this link to Mildura East Phase 1.
Phase 1 - Timeline
Timeline item 1 - complete
Round 1 Consultation - Visioning
6-30 September 2021
Purpose: to hear from landowners, residents, visitors and interest groups regarding what they consider to be important and valued in the study area, and what they want the Mildura East Growth Area Vision to be.
Method: Two online community workshops (17 September and 29 September) and an online Landowner Survey were available during the consultation period.
Timeline item 2 - complete
Round 2 Consultation - Developing the Vision and Key Directions for the Study Area
11 November 2021 (Online Workshop)
Purpose: to seek further input, to explore the issues raised in Round 1.
Method: An online consultation session was held on 11 November 2021 via zoom, to provide interested parties with the opportunity to talk to the project team and to discuss appropriate responses to issues affecting the area.
Timeline item 3 - complete
Round 3 Consultation - Exhibition of the Draft Vision and Key Directions
14 January 2022 to 28 February 2022 - Formal Public Comment
Purpose: The discussions held and input received from Round 2 Consultation has been used by Hansen Partnership to inform the preparation of a draft Vision & Key Directions Report and a draft Key Issues Report.
Method: The draft reports were available for viewing at Council's Madden Avenue and Deakin Avenue Service Centres and the Mildura Library (if open) and also available for download from the project web page during exhibition.
Additionally, online community drop-in-sessions were held Wednesday, 9 February 2022 at 12pm and 6pm respectively, giving those interested an opportunity to chat to the consultants and ask any questions.
The session was on-line due to uncertainty around Covid-19, with a link sent to all registered participants and alternative arrangements offered to those without internet access.
Timeline item 4 - complete
Adoption of the Draft Vision & Key Directions
Adopted at the 28 July 2022 Council Meeting. Report finalised in line with meeting resolution (September 2022).
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