Community feedback on the draft Gisborne Futures plans is helping Council to refine its vision for better managing future growth in Gisborne.
Community engagement activities as part of Gisborne Futures Phase 3 Consultation in
July-September 2020 resulted in 647 survey responses and 208 submissions received to date, as at November 2020.
Three key reports were released together in late July 2020 - a draft Structure Plan, draft Urban Design Framework and draft Neighbourhood Character Study – sharing a vision for sustainable growth for the township.
The draft plans incorporate previous community feedback as well as Council’s obligations to the Victorian Government to set a protected settlement boundary.
Council asked if issues raised in previous consultations in recent years fairly reflected the community’s priorities for the future and if the balance is right in these draft plans.
Redacted versions of these written submissions are now available for public viewing, with all personal and identifiable details removed to meet privacy requirements.
All submissions and online survey responses are being reviewed by Council’s strategic planners. A report will be tabled at a Scheduled Council Meeting in 2021 outlining the submissions received and key themes from the consultation.
Given it will take considerable time for officers to respond in detail, it has been determined that all written submissions should be made public now.
Council is committed to considering further community feedback. Officers will continue to accept feedback from interested members of the public on the Gisborne Futures project via email email@example.com
Download the redacted submissions(PDF, 300MB)
A summary response and options paper outlining issues and themes raised in these submissions will be reported to Council early in 2021.
Newly elected Councillors are keen to clarify how the community’s feedback is aligned to plans for Gisborne’s future. To assist this process, the Councillor Project Group have started meeting at least monthly, beginning from 15 December 2020.
Council appreciates the ongoing interest and support of our community in helping it work through the complex social, planning, environmental and community issues involved.
We are still some way from the finish line with the Gisborne Futures project yet Council continues to take important steps forward to provide positive outcomes for our community.
Council would like to thank all in the community for providing feedback on Gisborne Futures draft plans. For updates, visit Gisborne