Portland Rural Living Assessment

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Consultation has concluded on this Strategy.  Thank you for your participation.


What is it?

The draft Portland Rural Living Assessment report contains the key findings of the planning and economic assessment undertaken for the Shire’s largest rural living precincts west of Portland, in Bolwarra, Dutton Way, Allestree, and surrounding Narrawong.

The key findings outline the issues and opportunities that will need to be considered as part of any future rural living framework. This will help Council make decisions on how to manage rural living development and how to ensure an adequate supply of developable rural living land for the future.

This project will update the findings of the previous studies addressing rural living land within the Shire to guide Council’s rural land use planning activities within the ‘Portland Surrounds’ statistical area surrounding Portland.

Project Background

This work has been undertaken to complement the draft Rural Land Strategy, prepared to address rural conservation and farming zoned land, and the draft Portland Strategic Framework Plan that has been prepared for the urban area of Portland.

Progress Update

Targeted engagement sessions were undertaken with local real estate agents and property professionals between August-September 2019 to gain local insights about the local rural living market. Following on from these sessions, work was undertaken to further investigate the key issues and opportunities raised during consultation as well as other matters critical to the future of rural living development within the study area.

The culmination of this work (the draft Portland Rural Living Assessment) is now available for comment until 5pm Monday 3 February 2020 as is the draft Portland Strategic Framework Plan.

Report is available to view and discuss with Council Officers and members of the project team.

What is it?

The draft Portland Rural Living Assessment report contains the key findings of the planning and economic assessment undertaken for the Shire’s largest rural living precincts west of Portland, in Bolwarra, Dutton Way, Allestree, and surrounding Narrawong.

The key findings outline the issues and opportunities that will need to be considered as part of any future rural living framework. This will help Council make decisions on how to manage rural living development and how to ensure an adequate supply of developable rural living land for the future.

This project will update the findings of the previous studies addressing rural living land within the Shire to guide Council’s rural land use planning activities within the ‘Portland Surrounds’ statistical area surrounding Portland.

Project Background

This work has been undertaken to complement the draft Rural Land Strategy, prepared to address rural conservation and farming zoned land, and the draft Portland Strategic Framework Plan that has been prepared for the urban area of Portland.

Progress Update

Targeted engagement sessions were undertaken with local real estate agents and property professionals between August-September 2019 to gain local insights about the local rural living market. Following on from these sessions, work was undertaken to further investigate the key issues and opportunities raised during consultation as well as other matters critical to the future of rural living development within the study area.

The culmination of this work (the draft Portland Rural Living Assessment) is now available for comment until 5pm Monday 3 February 2020 as is the draft Portland Strategic Framework Plan.

Report is available to view and discuss with Council Officers and members of the project team.

Consultation has concluded on this Strategy.  Thank you for your participation.


  • Comment or make a Submission

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    7 months ago

    You are invited to comment on the draft documents via this ‘online’ forum to post comments and ideas on any aspect of the ‘draft’ reports.

    Submissions must be made in writing and must also include:

    • The name of the person (or nominated person if it is a group) making the submission.

    • Contact details so that we can keep you informed of the process.

    • The address of the affected property (if applicable).

    • The reason(s) for the submission.

    Submissions can be made online using the tab on this page, or in writing via email to planning@glenelg.vic.gov.au or by mail to PO Box 152, Portland Vic 3305.

    Submissions close 5.00pm Monday 3 February 2020.

    You are invited to comment on the draft documents via this ‘online’ forum to post comments and ideas on any aspect of the ‘draft’ reports.

    Submissions must be made in writing and must also include:

    • The name of the person (or nominated person if it is a group) making the submission.

    • Contact details so that we can keep you informed of the process.

    • The address of the affected property (if applicable).

    • The reason(s) for the submission.

    Submissions can be made online using the tab on this page, or in writing via email to planning@glenelg.vic.gov.au or by mail to PO Box 152, Portland Vic 3305.

    Submissions close 5.00pm Monday 3 February 2020.

  • Attend a drop-in session

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    7 months ago

    If you have any questions about the project or if you would like to meet with Council officers and members of the project team (including Myers Planning Group) please:

    • Attend a drop-in session

    Thursday 5 December 2019

    Anytime between 3:00pm – 6:00pm

    Portland Civic Hall, Supper Room, 30 Bentinck Street, Portland

    If you have any questions about the project or if you would like to meet with Council officers and members of the project team (including Myers Planning Group) please:

    • Attend a drop-in session

    Thursday 5 December 2019

    Anytime between 3:00pm – 6:00pm

    Portland Civic Hall, Supper Room, 30 Bentinck Street, Portland

  • Make an appointment

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    7 months ago

    Contact Council’s Planning Unit on 03 5522 2187 for an appointment on Friday 6 December 2019.

    Contact Council’s Planning Unit on 03 5522 2187 for an appointment on Friday 6 December 2019.