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Published Friday 14 August 2020
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Masterplans to guide future of Wallan

Community ideas and submissions on two draft masterplans will help guide Wallan and the municipality through the opportunities and challenges of a growing population.

Mitchell Shire Council will collate submissions from residents, external stakeholders and future residents in helping inform the draft documents before they are presented back to Council for adoption at a later time.

Please visit Engaging Mitchell Shire to take the surveys, make your submissions or drop a pin on an interactive map to inform Council of your ideas.

For any queries or further information, please call Council on 03 5734 6200.

Draft King and Queen Street Precinct Masterplan

The King and Queen Street Precinct has been identified to cater for residential growth. The draft plan includes considerations for:

  • The potential to open a new open space park for the community
  • New roads to link Watson Street and William Street to improve connectivity
  • A shared footpath to connect the Community Park with Mittagong Creek and expand accessibility in Wallan
  • More residential options for a growing community

The precinct is bounded by Windham Street to the west, William Street to the north, Mittagong Creek to the east, and the Wallan Creek, Watson Street and existing development to the south.

The precinct was identified as a priority project area in the Wallan Structure Plan as it is located close to Wallan's commercial hub, shopping centres, schools, Hume Freeway and Hudson Park.

This $50,000 consultation project is funded by the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund. Submissions close 9am Monday 5 October.

Draft Wallan Station Street Precinct - Railway Concept and Masterplan

Council is calling for survey responses that will assist in developing a Wallan Railway Station Concept design that is associated with a draft masterplan framework for the Station Street Precinct.

Wallan Railway Station is an important transit hub and will need to increase exponentially as more people call Wallan home.

Importantly, the railway station is located near the Wallan East Precinct, the Station Street Precinct, Wallara Waters and land to the south-east which is earmarked for future development.

Council wants to understand how residents use public transport and what could be done to attract more people to use the service in future.

This concept design will be used to advocate on behalf of our community for support and improvements.

This project is funded by the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund.

The development of a masterplan will deliver a vision for the transformation of the Station Street Precinct.

The draft masterplan is broken up into four sub-precincts:

  • Station Street Central
    This sub-precinct will be made up of commercial sites, retail shops, employment and residential sites and leverage off its proximity to the Railway Station
  • Station Street North
  • The north site will be home to mostly residents with a mix of apartments and townhouses included. Some employment sites will be established.
  • Hillside
  • This site will be anchored by two wetlands spaces and will be a low-density residential area.
  • Hilltop

An open space, known for its hills and sites, that will include a medium density residential area.

The community is invited to an online drop-in session on Wednesday 26 August from 4-5pm. Sign up online.

Submissions close 9am, Monday 31 August 2020

Comments from Mayor David Lowe

‘‘One of the cornerstones of a growing shire is partnering with our community to gain a range of views on our future growth. Precinct planning provides community input, which we value, and is absolutely vital to informing Council in its decision-making,” he said.

“Wallan’s population is solidly growing, and we want to be proactive in our planned approach. Both the King and Queen Street and Station Street Precincts will bring local employment opportunities, cater for more residents as well as attract businesses and meet service needs. It is exciting to know that we are preparing in a smart way for a strong future.

“The Wallan Railway Station Concept Design will also help us advocate on the community’s behalf as we look to explore all possibilities in that area to encourage sustainable means of travel and connectivity.”

This page was last updated on 21 August 2020.