Review of SUZ 8 & 9 Along Fifteenth Street & Mildura Retail Strategy

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Current Status

STAGE 3 - PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF DRAFT REPORTS

DRAFT MILDURA RETAIL STRATEGY REVIEW 2018 AND THE DRAFT ISSUES PAPER FOR SPECIAL USE ZONES (SUZ 8 & SUZ9)

Public comment on the draft project reports has now closed and Council is considering submissions received.  If you would like to see the draft reports recently exhibited you will find a link to them at the bottom of this page.

Should you require more information please contact  the Strategic Planning Team on (03) 5018 8419.

 

The Mildura Retail Strategy reviews the existing 2010 Mildura Retail Strategy, assesses future trends, and provides an updated strategy to guide retail development in urban Mildura and its surrounds for the period 2017-2035.

The Issues Paper for Special Use Zones (SUZ 8 & SUZ 9) has been prepared as part of Council’s review of the zoning and overlay controls for the land fronting Fifteenth Street between Benetook and Sandilong Avenues. The report identifies and confirms the preferred land use vision and development future for the area, in light of the updated Retail Strategy findings and with contribution from the community and key stakeholders over two rounds of workshops held late 2017.

 

Background/Introduction

Council is reviewing the Special Use Zones SUZ8 and SUZ9 and their respective Design and Development Overlays DDO10 and DDO11, which set the rules that guide the development of land fronting Fifteenth Street between Benetook Avenue and Sandilong Avenue.

The zones were introduced approximately 10 years ago to reinforce a separation between Mildura and Irymple, while recognising a decline in farming in the area and to provide some development opportunities. Design and Development Overlays were also introduced to establish building density, setbacks and landscaping requirements.

The aim of the zones and overlays was to retain a ‘non-urban’ break between Mildura and Irymple and now, 10 years on, after additional policy development, studies and projections, Council has determined a need to review the zones and overlays and is seeking community input on the future planning for these areas.

 

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Important Questions

It is important to review not only the existing conditions of these zones, but also the role the locations may play in the future planning for Mildura. Key questions to be considered by this review include:

  • What role might these two locations play in the future growth of Mildura?
  • How do they integrate with planning for a future growth front in Mildura’s east?
  • Should the zones seek to preserve options for integration into a future growth area?
  • What new development opportunities might exist for the zones?
  • How should the ‘gateway’ treatment be addressed?

The project will run in three stages and each will involve an opportunity for the community to contribute. We are aiming to finalise the review process by mid 2018.

 

Project Progress/Timeline

25 May 2018 to 11 June 2018

Event

Comment/Date

Stage 1 - Background Review and Community Consultation.  Information evening at Henderson College.

18 October 2017

Stage 2 - Workshop 1: 4:00pm-5:30pm or Workshop 2, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Henderson College  807 Cowra Avenue Irymple   6 December 2017
Public Exhibition of Draft Reports (3) 

11 June 2018

 

Project Documentation 

For more information please view the documents below or contact Strategic Planning on (03) 5018 8100 or email planning.services@mildura.vic.gov.au