Current Strategic Planning Projects

Major current and recent projects being undertaken by our Strategic Planning team are listed below.

These are projects that are helping the Rural City of Wangaratta grow in a sustainable way.

Health Precinct Structure Plan

The Health Precinct Structure Plan will create an engaging and comfortable precinct which attracts and services the diverse population of Wangaratta and the Greater Hume region.

Status: Adopted by Council in 2019

Next Steps: A Planning Scheme Amendment will now be developed.

Land included: Land covered by the plan is between Swan Street and the railway track, bound by Roy Street West and Rowan Street, also including a section of Templeton Street where the private hospital is located.

More information: View the Wangaratta-Health-Precinct-Structure-Plan.pdf(PDF, 17MB)

Urban Design Framework

The Urban Design Framework (UDF) for the Wangaratta Central Activities Area (CAA) will enable the recommendations of Wangaratta's CBD Masterplan to be put into place.

Status: Adopted by Council in 2019

Next Steps: A Planning Scheme Amendment will now be developed.

Land Included: Wangaratta's Central Activity Area, bound by the railway track, and the King and Ovens Rivers.

More Information: View the Urban-Design-Framework.pdf(PDF, 7MB)

Residential Growth Areas

Land known as the North West and South Wangaratta Residential Growth Areas was rezoned from Farming Zone to General Residential land in late 2019.  This rezoning was facilitated by Planning Scheme Amendment C71 and designed to facilitate growth to the current supply of residential land and allow for approximately 5000 people to call Wangaratta home in the future.

Each of the growth areas have a precinct structure plan to guide the future development and a development contributions plan to enable the provision of major infrastructure.

The following provides a general summary of each growth area and development contributions as indexed to the 21/22 financial year: 

 Wangaratta North West Growth Area

 Area of the Structure Plan                                                 

 215 hectares
 Overall Lot yield  Approx. 1,670 lots / 5000 residents
 Development Contributions (per net developable hectare)
 Residential   $167,113
 Commercial  $144,556


                             Wangaratta South Growth Area                                                  
 Are of Structure Plan                                                                             71.5 hectares                
 Overall Lot yield Approx. 615 Lots / 1,880 residents
 Development Contributions (per net developable hectare)
 Residential   $125,075

Further Information:

North West Wangaratta:

South Wangaratta:

Industrial Land Use Strategy

The Wangaratta Industrial Land Use Strategy provides a vision and planning framework for Wangaratta's industrial areas.

Status: Amendment C76 is now approved and integrated into the Planning Scheme.

Next Steps: The findings of the strategy are being put in place through rezoning and updating relevant overlays.

Land included: All Industrial zoned and selected Commercial 2 Zoned land.

More information: View the Wangaratta-Industrial-Land-Use-Strategy.pdf(PDF, 5MB)

Draft Low Density and Rural Residential Strategy

Update : Dec 2021

The Strategy and all submissions received during the two periods of consultation is scheduled to be presented at the December meeting of Council. 

Oxley Township - Oct 2021

An update has been made to the Strategy which relates to the direction of growth for the Oxley Township.  This change has been made directly in response to a submission received from an agency relating to bushfire settlement planning.    

Previously the strategy had proposed rezoning land to the North of the township, it is now proposed to remove this rezoning and direct growth of the township to the East.

View the changes to Oxley: A copy of the proposed changes relevant to Oxley can be viewed at the following link:(PDF, 4MB)

Have your Say:

This proposed change is now on public exhibition, if you wish to make a submission please send any submission to by Wednesday 20th October, 2021.

Further Questions?

We appreciate you may have further questions relating to these changes. The Strategic Planning department is working remotely at the moment, however we are happy to answer any question you may have about the changes and are contactable either via:

Email to:

Phone: 03 5722 0888 (Customer Service).

We are committed to consulting with our community on our strategic planning work and appreciate your patience and assistance in undertaking this exercise during these difficult circumstances.  

Next Steps: Following this period of community consultation, Council will consider all submission received to the Strategy including those originally received in 2020.

2020 Draft Strategy: The 2020 Draft Strategy (original version) can be downloaded here. Please note this is a very large file and this Strategy has not been updated to reflect the above mentioned changes for Oxley.

Moyhu Township Development Plan

The Moyhu Township Development Plan (TDP) is currently being developed by Council to provide:

  • An integrated vision for a sustainable land use planning future for the Moyhu Township. And;
  • Provides opportunity for future township growth. 

Status: A draft TDP is currently under development.

Next Steps: Further community consultation will occur when a Draft TDP has been completed.