At the Council Meeting on 21 February 2012, Council placed the second draft of the Rural Land Strategy on exhibition and approved an extensive consultation process.
Draft 2 of the Rural Land Strategy has been substantially changed from the original Draft Rural Land Strategy (DRLS) released for consultation in March 2011. These changes have been made after further research, feedback provided through the original consultation process and by obtaining input from the Agriculture and Agribusiness Advisory Committee.
Key elements of the Draft 2 Rural Land Strategy are:
Copies of the Draft 2 Rural Land Strategy can be downloaded (see below), obtained by phoning Council on 5722 0888, or can be collected from the Wangaratta Government Centre, corner Ford and Ovens Streets, Wangaratta
Four public information nights were held in March to provide an overview of the strategy and to respond to questions from the public. Feedback from the meetings will inform the development of a Social, Economic and Environmental Impact Assessment Report.
The public submission process is now closed.
In order to allow community access to submissions and overcome privacy restrictions, notice is hereby given that all submissions made in response to Draft 2 Rural Land Strategy, will be made publicly available.
View copies of the public submissions related to the Draft 2 Rural Land Strategy
Thank you to everyone who made a submission.
An independently developed Social, Economic and Environmental Impact Assessment will be undertaken during the consultation process, with a report to be presented to Council.
Those people interested in speaking personally with the facilitator, Mr Simon Holloway, regarding the Social, Economic and Environmental Impact Assessment should contact Council on (03) 5722 0888 to have their contact details recorded. An appointment with the Mr Holloway will then be organised.
Council will consider submissions and the report before resolving a position on the Draft 2 Rural Land Strategy.
For further information please contact Council on (03) 5722 0888 and ask for the Rural Land Strategy Help Desk.