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Strategic Planning
Strategic planning focuses on supporting the growth in residential, commercial, industrial and Rural Living development within the municipality, including the preparation of structure plans.

Council’s Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) provides direction for development by outlining the particular characteristics of the Shire and identifies land use planning issues as well as setting out the objectives and strategies.
Current Projects Underway

Planning Scheme Amendments On Exhibition

  • Amendment C36 – Domestic Wastewater Management Plan

On Exhibition 20 April to 1 June 2017

If you received a letter from us about Amendment C36 click here to read more

For mapping information details please click here to visit the DELWP website

About the Amendment

The Mansfield Shire Council has prepared Amendment C36 to the Mansfield Planning Scheme.  The amendment will affect all land in the Mansfield Shire within a special water supply catchment listed in Schedule 5 to the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994.  It proposes to implement the planning actions of the Mansfield Shire Domestic Wastewater Management Plan 2014 (DWMP) to better manage development that has the potential to affect water quantity and quality in special water supply catchments.

The Shire’s waterways provide a source for recreational pursuits and some supply the drinking water in Mansfield township.  For the ongoing health of these waterways, as our population grows, it is imperative that we maintain high standards for wastewater dispersal and water supply from the land that feeds into them.  There are two existing controls over much of the Shire that currently manage wastewater and water supply issues.  This amendment will incorporate the latest science into revised planning controls to manage these issues.  The amendment proposes to introduce a new local policy at Clause 22.04 and revise the existing Environmental Significance Overlays to apply to high and medium risk areas. 

You may view the relevant documents in the Download Files section located on this page or alternatively you may inspect the documents, free of charge, at the Mansfield Shire Council Offices (Planning Counter).  We are located at 33 Highett Street Mansfield. A Strategic Planner can assist you with any inquiries (Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm) over the counter, or you can contact us at the following:

Kathy Richardson    5775 8512  or  kathy.richardson@mansfield.vic.gov.au

Victoria Brown         5775 8525  or   victoria.brown@mansfield.vic.gov.au

Have Your Say

During the exhibition period you have an opportunity to make a written submission should you have any comments on the amendment.  For your convenience, a submission form is available in the Download Files section or at the Council’s planning counter.  This can be filled in on line or if your software is compatible and sent to the electronic address as stated below or alternatively filled in by hand and attached to a hard copy via email or an electronic copy of your submission.   Alternatively, if your unable to print the submission form, a signed letter will suffice.  Please be sure to clearly mark it as Submission to Amendment C36 and include your contact details.  Please note that all submissions become public documents once received by Council.

Submissions should be addressed to:

Strategic Planning Unit
Mansfield Shire Council
Private Bag 1000
Mansfield  VIC  3724

Or email: strategic.planning@mansfield.vic.gov.au

Submissions must be received no later than 5pm on 1 June 2017
Information Sessions
Community drop in information sessions will be held in Mansfield at the Shire Offices (Saturday 29 April between 10.30am and 12.30pm), Jamieson Memorial Hall (Wednesday 3 May 6.30pm to 8.30pm) and Whitehorse City Council Offices-Waratah Room (Saturday 13 May 10.30am to 12.30pm) to provide an informal opportunity to ask questions with Council planners. 

Current Projects Underway

Mansfield Township Housing Strategy; and
Mansfield Township Approaches Planning Controls and Guidelines Study

The Strategic Planning Unit is currently managing two projects focussed on Mansfield Township.  Both projects are being undertaken by Tract Consultants.  The Mansfield Township Housing Strategy seeks to provide greater guidance and certainty for the community in regard to housing development and provision.  This project is being funded by the Victorian Planning Authority.  The second project seeks to ensure better built form and landscape outcomes on private property along the four main approaches into Mansfield Township. This will provide guidance for future development and work towards more welcoming and engaging outcomes.

Community consultation has begun because we are keen to hear from you and get your involvement in making Mansfield a sustainable and beautiful place to live, work and play into the future. 

The presentations from the first community consultation events for both projects are available below.  They provide an opportunity for you to add in your comments.  If you would like to have a say please send in your comments in an email to our inbox below or drop a completed response (in the spaces provided on the presentation pages) into the Shire Offices in Highett Street.  Look for the box marked Strategic Planning in the foyer.

Alternatively, the Strategic Planning Unit at Council (Kathy and Victoria) will be outside Marks IGA on Saturday 27 May 2017 from 9.30 to 11.30.  Come and see the display and give us your ideas.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Links to presentation: (These are large files and may take a while to download)

Town Approaches consultation

Housing Strategy consultation

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