Focus on southwest development

SWAN Hill’s much anticipated southwest development precinct is a significant step closer after council moved to rezone the area for residential purposes earlier this week.

Council will now seek support from landowners in the area to facilitate rezoning of the land for residential development.

The precinct, which contains 33 parcels of land across approximately 240 hectares, will allow for 1300 residential lots once developed.

It is anticipated the development will accommodate more than 3000 additional residents once fully developed.

Council will seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning to undertake amendment C58 to Swan Hill Planning Scheme. This will put in motion the rezoning of the majority of the land, which is zoned Farming and Low Density Residential.

The amendment is required to rezone the parcels of land General Residential Zone (GRZ).

Costs incurred to council in the rezoning include Planning Scheme Amendment fees and costs associated with a panel hearing.

Once authorisation has been achieved, the plans will be exhibited for the public over a period of four weeks.

Owners and occupiers of affected land will be notified.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Monday’s Guardian (July 21).

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