An Urban Design Framework (UDF) is a document which provides a strategically justified plan for how an area will develop and change over time in physical terms. It includes things like building heights, new street tree plantings, town entrances and pedestrian path improvements.
A UDF enables everyone (e.g. community groups, Council departments, government agencies, local developers) to follow the same plan. From community feedback and existing feedback from the Settlement Management Plan we have developed Key Directions for Longwarry, Trafalgar and Neerim South commercial areas and a plan on how we might achieve it.
The UDFs’ recommendations for the development in the three town centres have resulted in three new Design and Development Overlays in the Baw Baw Planning Scheme:
DDO3 – Trafalgar Town Centre
DDO10 – Neerim South Town Centre
DDO11 – Longwarry Town Centre
The key directions are:
The Key Directions are:
The Trafalgar(PDF, 13MB) and Neerim South(PDF, 8MB) UDF’s were adopted at the Ordinary 12 December 2018 Council Meeting.
The Longwarry UDF(PDF, 10MB) was adopted at the Ordinary 10 April 2019 Council Meeting.
For further enquiries please contact the Strategic and Community Planning Team by phone on 5624 2411 or by email.