City of Wodonga


Leneva-Baranduda plan exhibition opens soon

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, joined Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie to unveil blueprint plans for a new community, as set out in the Leneva-Baranduda Precinct Structure Plan.

The plan will create a new community set to house 6153 dwellings that will become home to 15,700 residents.

The picturesque community will be set amid hills, bushland and waterways.

The future community will include a town centre with local jobs and education, retail and entertainment facilities, sports grounds and a network of local parks.

The Leneva-Baranduda Precinct Structure Plan earmarks land for two future government schools, which will complement the two existing non-government schools already close by.

A future Baranduda Boulevard will comprise four lanes, providing convenient access in and around the new community. A network of cycling and pedestrian paths will encourage local commuting by foot or bicycle.

It’s important that developers give back to the communities that they are building by delivering community infrastructure and facilities that are the very cornerstone of great neighbourhoods.

The Labor Government and the City of Wodonga have prepared the Leneva-Baranduda Development Contributions Plan, ensuring developers contribute more than $116 million towards roads, parks, pipelines and community centres.

“People are choosing to live in North East Victoria because there’s quite simply no place like it,” Ms Symes said.

“Labor is getting the planning right so that as we grow, we develop the community infrastructure and jobs our local communities need.

“This new community development will create thousands of much needed new jobs.”

“Wodonga’s population is forecast to reach almost 55,000 by 2031, and Leneva-Baranduda is going to be our next major community hub," Cr Speedie said.

“I urge anyone interested in the future of our city to have their say on Amendment C121 during the public exhibition period.”

Locals and potential locals can learn more at community information sessions at the Baranduda Community Centre (October 31, 3pm – 6pm) and the Wodonga Library (November 4, 9am – noon)

The plan will be open for public comment until the beginning of December.

Jaclyn Symes, Cr Anna Speedie and John Petrakos from VPA
Jaclyn Symes, Cr Anna Speedie and John Petrakos from VPA

Last updated: 03-10-2017

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