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. In summary each growth area is: 

Wangaratta North West:

  • Area of Structure Plan:  215 hectares
  • Overall lot yield:              Approx. 1,670 lots/5,000 residents

Wangaratta South Development Contributions:

  • Area of Structure Plan:  71.5 hectares
  • Overall lot yield:             Approx. 615 lots/1,800 residents

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: Adopted by Council in 2017, current being implemented into the Scheme by Amendment C76. 

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

The Draft Low Density and Rural Residential Strategy aims to make sure there is a diverse range of housing options across the municipality. The purpose of the draft strategy is to identify a suitable level of land supply for dwellings within the Low Density and Rural Living Zones.  

Status: Community consultation on a draft document took place in 2020.

Next Steps: Council to consider feedback in 2021.

Land Included: All land in the Rural City of Wangaratta.

More Information: The Draft Strategy can be downloaded here. Note: this is a very large file.