Romsey Structure Plan

The draft Romsey Structure Plan(PDF, 12MB), which will guide the development of the Romsey township in coming years, is now out for feedback.

The draft plan seeks to make recommendations on setting a protected settlement boundary, rezoning of properties and outlines other related policies and strategies related to local employment, landscaping, transport, community infrastructure and neighbourhood character.

This consultation provides an opportunity for community members and stakeholders to influence the plan and how the area will develop. It builds on consultation undertaken in 2018 and 2022 for the Romsey Issues and Opportunities Paper and the Emerging Options Paper respectively. The Romsey Structure Plan will build on this foundation.

Further feedback from community is essential in shaping the Romsey Structure Plan.

Submissions are invited until 5pm on Monday 25 September 2023.

What is the plan and why does Romsey need one?

What is the Romsey Structure Plan?

A structure plan is a document which provides a high-level framework for managing land use and development in townships over time.

A structure plan is evidence based, data driven and identifies short, medium, and long-term actions for the delivery of land use and infrastructure projects to meet the needs of the community now and into the future.

Why does Romsey need a Structure Plan?

Romsey is a developing township and current policy supports its growth to a large district town over coming years. The Romsey Structure Plan will provide a focus for that development. It will help to protect the positive elements of the township and build on the opportunities identified.

A new structure plan in Romsey will provide certainty for landowners, community, business, referral authorities and other regulators and stakeholders. 

The current strategic plan for Romsey is the Romsey Outline Development Plan. This plan was adopted by Council in 2009 and sets a vision for the town to the year 2021 and was introduced into the Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme via Planning Scheme Amendment C66 in 2012.

To ensure the vision and land use guidance for Romsey remains relevant to respond to the community needs, Council must continue to plan for Romsey’s future.

View the draft structure plan and supporting documents

Background documents

Previous documents have been prepared as part of the previous Romsey Emerging Options Paper work and have been provided below. These documents have been provided below for ease of accessibility and assist in providing context to how the draft Romsey Structure Plan was developed.

Emerging Options Paper

Background documents

Council Infrastructure documents

Ways to have your say

Council is wanting to hear from the community regarding the draft Romsey Structure Plan. The community is welcome to fill in the provided survey or provide a written submission.

There are many elements to a structure plan so Council has set up a number of drop-in sessions to discuss the draft Romsey Structure Plan with residents. A community workshop is also available for interested residents.

Attend a drop-in session

Drop-in sessions will be held on the following dates where you can ask questions of Council officers, discuss the structure plan and find out more about how to have your say.

Please call (03) 5422 0333 or email to make an appointment during any of the below times:

  • Wednesday 23 August, 12pm–5pm at Romsey Hub, 96-100 Main Street.
  • Saturday 26 August, 9:30am–12:30pm at Romsey Hub, 96–100 Main Street.
  • Monday 28 August, 12pm–5pm at Romsey Hub, 96–100 Main Street.
  • Thursday 7 September, 4pm–8pm at Romsey Mechanics Institute Hall, 122 Main Street.
  • Thursday 21 September, 9:30am–12:30pm at Romsey Hub, 96–100 Main Street.

If you cannot make any of the above times, please still contact us to organise an optional online, face-to-face or phone-call discussion. 


Come along to a workshop and sit down with other residents and Council officers to discuss aspects of the draft Romsey Structure Plan.

  • When: Tuesday 12 September, 7pm to 9pm
  • Where: Romsey Mechanics Institute Hall, 122 Main Street.

Spaces are limited. To RSVP, call (03) 5422 0333or email by 11 September 2023 to reserve your place.

Further workshops may be organised if there is enough interest. 

Complete a short survey

This survey provides you with an opportunity to have your say on elements of the structure plan.

You do not need to answer all the questions, just the ones that interest you. The following questions relate to the whole structure plan.

It is recommended that you review the structure plan before providing your answers.

Complete the survey

Other ways to have your say

Privacy collection notice

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is committed to protecting your privacy. The personal information you provide in your submission/form is being collected for the primary purpose of informing the Romsey Structure Plan.

Where required, your identity and submission, will be provided to Macedon Ranges Shire Council staff, Councillors and consultants to enable them to review your submission.

A redacted copy of your submission removing all personal identifying details will be made available on Council’s website. Please contact Council if you do not consent to your submission being made available.

Your personal information will not be disclosed to any external party without your consent, unless required or authorised by law. If you wish to gain access to, or alter any personal information you have supplied on this submission or form, please contact us on (03) 5422 0333 or email Information provided will be stored in accordance with Council’s Record Management Policy and destroyed in accordance with the Public Records Act 1973. View Council’s Privacy Policy

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If you have any questions, call our Strategic Planning team on (03) 5422 0333 or email

Project timeline


  • Stage 1 – Issues and Opportunities


  • Stage 2 – Emerging Options

March – April 2021

  • Stage 2 – Consultation of Emerging Options

July 2023

  • Stage 3 – Seek Council endorsement of draft Romsey Structure Plan for community consultation

14 August 2023 – 25 September 2023

  • Stage 3 – Consultation on the draft Romsey Structure Plan

To be advised

  • Stage 3 – Final Structure Plan / Seek Council endorsement

To be advised

  • Stage 4 - Implementation