Community encouraged to contribute to Longwarry Structure Plan

Published on 08 April 2021

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Longwarry community members are encouraged to consider the future needs of their town to guide the development of a Longwarry Structure Plan.

Council is in the early stages of preparing the draft plan and is hosting two drop-in sessions this month for the community to identify any issues or opportunities within the town and to share their ideas about improvements for the town. 

  • Thursday 8 April, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at the Longwarry Public Hall
  • Saturday 10 April, from 10.00am to 12.00pm at the Longwarry Public Hall (location moved from the IGA supermarket due to wet weather forecast) 

Further community consultation will take place over the coming months, with a background report to be made available later this month.

The structure planning process is looking to identify potential locations for the future growth of Longwarry, while considering employment opportunities, infrastructure, flooding issues and traffic flows in and around the town.

Longwarry has experienced moderate population growth over the past decade, increasing the need for community services, facilities and local employment. Council has decided to move ahead with the plan to ensure that future development is in keeping with the needs of the community.

Once completed, the recommendations of the plan will guide formal revisions to the Baw Baw Planning Scheme to introduce appropriate and relevant planning controls.

More information about the project is available on the Council website at

Quote attributable to West Ward Councillor Ben Lucas

“The Longwarry Structure Planning process aims to set Longwarry up for the future and appropriately guide growth. We’d like to hear from as many members of the community over the next few months to inform this plan.”

Quotes attributable to West Ward Councillor Tricia Jones
“Capturing the knowledge and ideas of the Longwarry community is an important part of this process. Council wants to make sure that the Longwarry Structure Plan reflects the needs and aspirations of the community both now and into the future.”

Quotes attributable to West Ward Councillor Annemarie McCabe

“As the closest community in Baw Baw Shire to metropolitan Melbourne, Longwarry is looking to experience more population growth in the future. Getting feedback and ideas from the community is a crucial part of developing this plan, and I encourage all Longwarry residents to be involved in the process.”







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