The Andrews Labor Government is supporting housing and urban development in Victoria’s regional areas through planning, dedicating more land for new housing at Bacchus Marsh.
Plan Melbourne identifies Bacchus Marsh as having potential to share in Melbourne’s population growth.
The Labor Government has rezoned 153 hectares of land as part of planning for growth and to keep a steady supply of residential land ready for development.
Minister for Planning Richard Wynne said his decision to rezone the land would provide for more housing and investment in Bacchus Marsh, which would create jobs and boost economic growth in the region.
Lack of land for development has stymied growth in Bacchus Marsh. This land rezoning is expected to boost the population of a community which has had limited urban growth.
The land to be rezoned provides up to 1,400 additional lots and will accommodate about 5000 people, which represents a five per cent boost to Bacchus Marsh’s population.
The rezoning requires the developer to include open space and environment and landscaping management plans to preserve the areas around water courses in the area.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne
“Approving land rezoning in the right locations creates jobs and helps regional areas thrive.”
“We will keep working in partnership with councils to promote growth and improve services.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Melton, Don Nardella
“New land for houses will encourage more people to move to Bacchus Marsh, and will also make sure residents have a range of housing options.”
“We are kick-starting the local economy, creating jobs and affordable housing options which will encourage more people to relocate to regional Victoria.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020