Rezoning interest sought

By Robert Muir

Federation Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from property owners and or developers seeking to undertake residential or commercial development on land where it is currently not permitted under current zoning rules. 

Federation Council Mayor, Cr Pat Bourke said council is preparing a new planning framework to guide the growth and development of Federation over the next 25 years and that it is important the community is involved with “creating a clear, consistent planning framework that will guide future land use in our area”. 

“We invite everyone in the community who maybe considering the development of land to share their vision for the future and provide feedback on how they would like to see land used in the local area,” he said.

“This could be the development of existing rural land, or the upzoning of urban land for more intensive development.

“EOI submissions are being invited until Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4:30pm and should include information about access and location, servicing, affordability, community or economic benefit, avoid land use conflict and natural hazards.” 

Owners’ consent is required as part of the submission and further details including how to lodge an EOI is available further below. 

“Their participation is the key to ensuring the new plans reflect the views of communities and represent a shared vision for the future of Federation,” the mayor said.

The outcome of the Planning for the Future project will be a clear and consistent planning framework that will guide the way land use is managed across the Federation Council local government area and create further opportunities for the sustainable growth of the region. 

To do this, Federation Council will prepare three key documents: 

Federation Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS)

Federation Local Environmental Plan (LEP)

Federation Development Control Plan (DCP). 

GHD has been engaged by Federation Council to help develop the new planning framework. Should you require further information, please contact the GHD project team on Phone: 1800 810 680 (free call) or email: or visit the Federation Council website