Help create a vision for land use and development in the Shire

Published on 09 September 2021

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Help shape the vision for land use and development in Nillumbik as we prepare our new Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS).

A Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) provides an overview of important local planning issues and, together with the Victorian Planning Policy Framework, provides the strategic basis of the Nillumbik Planning Scheme – the ‘vision’ for the planning scheme.

It is the ‘big-picture’ part of the planning scheme that identifies key issues and influences specific to Nillumbik.

Mayor Peter Perkins said the MPS was a critical blueprint for future development and land use in Shire.

“This vision needs to reflect everything we love about where we live,” Cr Perkins said.

“The MPS will influence planning decisions in the Shire for many years to come and we encourage our community take the opportunity to provide their input into it.

“There will be opportunities to share and discuss ideas at a series of online community workshops later this month."

Key themes and influences will be discussed at a series of four programmed online community workshops. Register here.

Monday 20 September, 7pm

Activity Centres, Transport and Housing

Wednesday 22 September, 7pm

Built Environment, Heritage Arts and Culture, Infrastructure

Thursday 30 September, 7pm

Natural Environment, Open Space and Climate Change

Saturday, 2 October, 3pm

Green Wedge and Economic Development.

Community members can give feedback by completing a survey at Participate Nillumbik, providing a written submission and/or attend one of the workshops.

Feedback closes at 11.59pm, Thursday 7 October 2021.

For more information, to register for a workshop, and have your say go to