Latrobe Council Strategic Plan
- The high quality of life enjoyed by residents and visitors within an attractive built environment.
- The preservation of the rural character and rich soils of the area which enables agricultural to be a key component of our economy.
- The uniquely beautiful natural environment including the seaside settlement areas.
- An efficient, responsive, and adaptive Council which provides strong, visionary, and consultative leadership.
Port Sorell Strategic Plan
The relatively recent 'Sea Change' phenomena has witnessed many people considering a lifestyle change and pursuing the opportunity to "live and play" in the area of Port Sorell and the Rubicon Estuary. Council has recognised that the strong growth in the Port Sorell/Shearwater and Hawley areas presents economic, environmental and social challenges.
Council agreed to review the 2004 Strategic Plan to ensure that continued growth will be integrated with the existing community and the environment, to enable Port Sorell and its environs to expand into a cohesive, efficient and attractive town for an anticipated population of 5000+ people.
Council chose the "Enquiry By Design" process to conduct the review, in light of its significant consultative component. Melbourne based firm, Ecologically Sustainable Design Pty Ltd (ESD) was engaged to act as consultants for the project. Council and ESD formed a joint "Enquiry by Design" team to maximise mutual learning and cost effectiveness. The process involved public meetings and discussion groups with key community and government stakeholders.
The resultant report prepared by Ecologically Sustainable Design Pty Ltd (ESD) , Port Sorell and Environ Strategic Plan Review: Enquiry By Design Outcomes and Recommendations, was publicly exhibited and 80 representations were received.
Enquiry by design Report - Port Sorell and Environs Strategic Plan Review can be viewed here - Enquiry By Design Report 2008(4979 kb)
Council has now analysed and discussed all these representations and have finalised the revised strategic plan in accordance with the ESD report and this analysis.
The proposed new strategic plan for the area is set out, by way of a series of maps and associated text, in the document Port Sorell and Environs Strategic Plan 2008.
At Council's meeting held on 9 February 2009, it was resolved to:
1. Adopt the document Port Sorell Strategic Plan 2008 as its guide to development of Port Sorell, Shearwater, Hawley, Squeaking Point and their environs; and
2. Continue discussions between representatives of the Resource Planning and Development Commission and Council staff in regard to site specific Planning Scheme amendments and use and development controls as per the Port Sorell Strategic Plan 2008.
Please click the below link to view Port Sorell Strategic Plan.
Review of Port Sorell Strategic Plan
In 2017, after more than eight years of operation, Council resolved to review the Port Sorell and Environs Strategic Plan 2008, which has been a valuable guide to development in the area since its adoption late in 2008. It appointed Wendy Morris from Ecologically Sustainable Design Pty Ltd, to lead and guide the project, with input from staff in terms of project logistics and surveys, as well as a collaborative approach to framing the project outcomes and recommendations.
The key aims of the project included:
- A detailed review of the 2008 Port Sorell Strategic Plan, documenting what has progressed, what has not progressed, and what has varied;
- A review of the demographics of the Study Area;
- Evaluation of both the benefits of the new town centre and its impacts, particularly on the Shearwater village centre;
- Evaluation of the impacts of recent residential development, including the issue of possible oversupply of lots;
- Review the need to retain various parcels of Council owned land;
- Preparation of a development concept and design principles for the triangular land parcel owned by Fairbrother Pty Ltd (CT165535/1) in the town centre;
- Review the functioning of traffic in Alexander Street in the town centre area, including the Poyston Street intersection impact, and facilitation of commercial development on the east side of Alexander Street;
- Preparation of a development concept and/or design principles for the former Shearwater Resort land (CT169982/1);
- Review the amount of land identified for Rural Living Purposes, and identify any current issues, including the need to ensure an adequate street network ;
- Consider if a new Waste Transfer Station is necessary and if so where it should be located;
- Review of street connectivity options in the Camp Banksia area, in conjunction with the separate review of the facility which is now underway;
- Investigation of options for providing an improved sports ground in Port Sorell;
- Identification of the need for and possible locations for additional civic uses in Port Sorell, including a library; on-line access centre etc;
- Exploration of ways in which construction of the proposed ‘Pink St’ alternative access route might be brought forward.
The draft outcomes report was received by Council in June 2018. The purposes of the Outcomes Report were:
- To summarise the major issues and outcomes of investigations to date.
- To identify the issues on which there is no clear direction and where further consideration by Council and community is needed.
- To identify actions which could proceed in the near term. Many of the outcomes sought by the community in the review relate to possible improvements to the public realm. These can be separated out and dealt with in an appropriate manner where they do not directly relate to the town planning process.
- To gain community feedback.
- To inform preparation of the Port Sorell and Environs Strategic Plan 2019.
- To feed information into the drafting of the local provisions schedule for the new Tasmanian Planning Scheme to complement the approved Statewide Planning Provisions.
Council resolved to place the draft report on public exhibition for a period of 60 days and review the document at the end of public exhibition period taking into consideration the content of any public submissions received. Twenty Nine (29) representations were received during the public exhibition period.
Council has discussed the issues raised and the draft report and the recommendations it contained have been reviewed in light of those discussions.
At its meeting held on Tuesday 12 March 2019 Council considered the revised outcomes report and resolved to:
- Receive the document Port Sorell Strategic Plan Review 2017-18: An Integrated Framework for the Future Growth and Development of Port Sorell, Final Outcomes Report, March 2019, and
- Adopt the document as a reference for:
- Future budget decisions and works programs; and
- Preparation of a revised land use strategy for Port Sorell and its environs.
A copy of the final outcomes report as adopted by Council can be viewed at:
Latrobe Township and Environs Strategic Plan
The Latrobe Township has continued to grow in population over the last three years. It is expected that this growth will continue and will present economic, environmental and social challenges to Council in provision of infrastructure and facilities for the existing residents and the projected population and protection of amenity in regard to future development.
Council committed to pursue a comprehensive review of land use and development in the Latrobe Township and its environs to enable the development of a strategic plan to guide future growth in the area.
The resultant report, Draft Latrobe Township and Environs Land Use and Development Strategy: March 2009, was publicly exhibited and 11 representations were received.
Council has now analysed and discussed all these representations and has finalised the revised strategic plan in accordance with the draft report and this analysis.
The proposed new strategic plan for the area is set out, by way of a series of maps and associated text, in the document Latrobe Township and Environs Strategic Plan 2009. This Plan provides direction to the location of future residential, industrial and commercial land use and associated services and infrastructure. It will provide Council with the means to guide future development in the area and justification for its decision-making in regard to any proposed rezoning of land.
Please click the below link to view Latrobe Township and Environs Strategic Plan.
Tarleton, Spreyton and Coal Hill Road Strategic Plan 2016
Latrobe Council’s land use strategy for the Latrobe township and its immediate surrounds, the Latrobe Township and Environs Strategic Plan 2009, was adopted by Council on 14 September 2009.
Section 8.6 of this Plan discusses rural residential (rural living) use and includes a recommendation that a further assessment of the Tarleton/Spreyton area should be undertaken in relation to the effectiveness of the current zoning and the potential for further residential use in that area.
A comprehensive review of land use in this area and the adjacent Coal Hill Road area has been undertaken. The purpose of the review was to assess the adequacy of the current zoning of land within the Study Area and identify areas in which changes to zoning would better reflect the land’s capability. facilitate future development and better serve the residents of the area in the provision of services and amenity.
The resultant report, Draft Tarleton, Spreyton and Coal Hill Road Strategic Plan 2016 was publicly exhibited and 4 representations were received. Council has now analysed and discussed all the representations and has finalised the revised strategic plan in accordance with the draft report and this analysis.
The proposed new strategic plan for the area is set out, by way of a map and associated text, in the document Tarleton, Spreyton and Coal Hill Road Strategic Plan 2016. This Plan provides direction to the location of future use and associated services in the area. It will provide Council with the means to guide future development in the area and justification for its decision-making in regard to any proposed rezoning of land.
Please click the below link to view the Tarleton, Spreyton and Coal Hill Road Strategic Plan.