Wodonga Council
Planning for the future

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Planning for the future

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When planning for the future, we ensure that there are strategies, policies and frameworks to ensure that planning, investment and decision-making is relevant to the needs of the community and provides a sustainable base for future generations. 

The use, development, protection and conservation of land and the built environment is governed by the Wodonga Planning Scheme which sets out the objectives, policies and provisions to regulate the use and development of land.

The council is constantly reviewing the planning scheme and developing new policies and strategies to ensure that planning, investment and decision-making for the city remains relevant.

You can find information about major strategic planning projects via the links on this page, or via the enquiry form below.


Sustainable Subdivisions Framework

The creation of a subdivision is the creation of a community. Subdivision design commences with a relatively blank canvas, setting up the life of the community that will extend over hundreds of years. The initial subdivision design presents an enormous opportunity to create the fundamental conditions for a sustainable and resilient community.

The long-term nature of subdivision planning is now set against the backdrop of our climate fundamentally changing. Many councils are currently planning for population growth for the next 20 to 30 years in some cases via Precinct Structure Plans, without consideration of the 2050 net zero emissions target. Despite clear objectives in existing planning policy, which seek to influence sustainable design outcomes in the built environment, there are limited information requirements and standards to support a robust evaluation of a subdivision from a sustainability perspective.

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