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Dear Warburton (Warburton Place Plan)

Submissions close at 11:00PM on Tuesday, 30 April 2019

What will Warburton look like in 20 years?

We are putting together the Warburton Place Plan, to help guide decisions about the town and how it may change over time.

We’re asking Warburton residents and visitors to think about:

  • Places you enjoy eating, shopping, playing, working, visiting and socialising
  • People you spend your time with
  • Events you go to
  • Daily rituals, like going to a café or taking a walk
  • Things you would miss if you moved away  

The place plan will be a document that will guide Council’s directions and actions in the area over the next 20 years, ensuring that the town’s future matches the values and culture of the area.

O’Shannassy Ward Councillor, Jim Child, encouraged residents to share their thoughts about what they love about the town and what they see for its future.

“Warburton is one of the Yarra Ranges’ largest activity centres in the Yarra Valley region, with many passionate community groups and residents and a unique identity that sets it apart from other places,” Cr Child said.

“There are some major projects happening in Warburton in the coming years, from the Warburton Recreation Precinct through to the Mountain Bike Destination, and we want to make sure that as Warburton grows, it does so in a way that reflects the people who live, work and play here.

“Last year, we asked people to write a love letter to Warburton and we got a great response from more than 100 people, covering everything from the environment to transport and infrastructure, culture and tourism.

“Now, we want people to think about what Warburton will look like in 20 years, how the town will look and feel, what will be different and what they think should stay the same.”

Fill out the form below and help shape the Warburton Place Plan.  

Click here to view form.

For more information call Council on 1300 368 333 or email venueadmin@yarraranges.vic.gov.au.

 

A Place Plan is a way for the community to be involved in designing a blueprint for improving their town.

It is a way for council and the community to work together and channel resources to improve a towns liveability.

Place Plans will guide our decision making for infrastructure, programs and services to ensure they reflect community values and expectations. 

Place planning includes:

  • research and community engagement
  • design and development,
  • resourcing and finally,
  • implementation of achievable actions within the plan.

Place Plans complement Structure Plans (where changes are proposed to land use).

Council has requested that a Place Plan be completed for Warburton to compliment the Warburton Mountain Bike Project.

 

Engagement with the community is a key feature in the place planning process.

It is critically important to the success of the plan that local knowledge, input and buy-in from community and stakeholders are at the heart of it.

We will be transparent and inclusive, providing the Warburton community information on the process and scope of the work. 

Community members will have the opportunity to attend engagement workshops on key themes, engage online and at local community events via pop up engagement within the community.

The Project Team will be responsible for making sure all voices are heard and considered and that the process is accessible and open to all.

 

Engagement to date

Last year, we asked the Warburton community to share what they loved about Warburton, by asking them to write a love letter to their town.

People shared their thoughts in an online survey and at two pop-up engagements at markets and at the Arts Centre.

More than 100 people spoke to staff at the pop-ups, and 70 people wrote letters.

The letters covered many different topics that the writers felt passionate about:

  • Natural environment (43 letters)
  • Community spirit (27 letters)
  • Transport and infrastructure needs (14 letters)
  • Culture (13 letters)
  • Support for increased development and business opportunities (12 letters)

Issues of concern for letter writers included negative impacts on the environment (11 letters) and increased tourism (10 letters).

 

Online Discussions

Currently, there are no discussion topics

Have your say

Click here to view form.

For more information call Council on 1300 368 333 or email venueadmin@yarraranges.vic.gov.au.

 

What is a Place Plan?

A Place Plan is a way for the community to be involved in designing a blueprint for improving their town.

It is a way for council and the community to work together and channel resources to improve a towns liveability.

Place Plans will guide our decision making for infrastructure, programs and services to ensure they reflect community values and expectations. 

Place planning includes:

  • research and community engagement
  • design and development,
  • resourcing and finally,
  • implementation of achievable actions within the plan.

Place Plans complement Structure Plans (where changes are proposed to land use).

Council has requested that a Place Plan be completed for Warburton to compliment the Warburton Mountain Bike Project.

 

How will my feedback help?

Engagement with the community is a key feature in the place planning process.

It is critically important to the success of the plan that local knowledge, input and buy-in from community and stakeholders are at the heart of it.

We will be transparent and inclusive, providing the Warburton community information on the process and scope of the work. 

Community members will have the opportunity to attend engagement workshops on key themes, engage online and at local community events via pop up engagement within the community.

The Project Team will be responsible for making sure all voices are heard and considered and that the process is accessible and open to all.

 

Engagement to date

Last year, we asked the Warburton community to share what they loved about Warburton, by asking them to write a love letter to their town.

People shared their thoughts in an online survey and at two pop-up engagements at markets and at the Arts Centre.

More than 100 people spoke to staff at the pop-ups, and 70 people wrote letters.

The letters covered many different topics that the writers felt passionate about:

  • Natural environment (43 letters)
  • Community spirit (27 letters)
  • Transport and infrastructure needs (14 letters)
  • Culture (13 letters)
  • Support for increased development and business opportunities (12 letters)

Issues of concern for letter writers included negative impacts on the environment (11 letters) and increased tourism (10 letters).