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MEDIA RELEASE - Council endorses Casterton Structure Plan

28 February 2018

Casterton will now be guided for future growth and expansion following the endorsement of the Casterton Structure Plan at the February Ordinary Council Meeting.

The Structure Plan is a multi-stage project created to help direct future land use, development, public spaces and improve pedestrian links, as well as movement within the township.

Casterton-based Glenelg Shire councillor Karen Stephens said the plan was a culmination of extensive research, field work and conversations with community members.

“Discussions held throughout 2017 have helped to identify a range of priorities, opportunities and constraints that may shape the growth and liveability of Casterton,” she said.

“Using this feedback, the project team have developed a plan that focuses on six key themes including land use, streetscape and urban design, housing, recreation and open space, movement and tourism.

“The plan responds to these themes by setting out objectives, strategies and actions to guide improvements in these areas. A comprehensive vision for Casterton has now been set as built upon the town’s key attributes and what residents’ value about living and working in the area.”

Cr Stephens said the community response during the development of the plan had been overwhelmingly positive.

“Casterton residents have been actively involved in contributing to this strategic document from the onset and throughout, with a high level of participation across all consultation activities including workshops and surveys,” she said.

“In particular there were more than 200 visits to the Yoursay Glenelg project page, making it one of the most popular online conversation topics for the shire during 2017.

“Thanks to the help of the community the Casterton Structure Plan has now been finalised, ensuring Casterton can continue to thrive for generations to come.”

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