In response to a significant demand for zoned industrial land, Greater Shepparton City Council has commenced preparing structure plans for three future industrial growth corridors in Mooroopna North, Shepparton North and Lemnos.
The structure plans will guide the future development of the three industrial growth corridors, which were identified in the recently adopted Shepparton and Mooroopna 2050: Regional City Growth Plan. The structure plans are required to resolve a number of planning-related and infrastructure constraints (e.g. access, drainage, flooding, servicing, etc.), through a thorough investigation before any land can be rezoned for industrial purposes.
The Land Supply Review: Shepparton and Mooroopna 2050: Regional City Growth Plan, November 2020 identified a shortage of broad-hectare zoned industrial land in Shepparton and Mooroopna, and concluded that additional industrial land is required in the short-term to support the sustainable growth of Greater Shepparton.
Council has engaged Niche Planning Studio Pty Ltd to prepare the structure plans. Council will engage with land owners, industrial and transport service providers, referral authorities and the general community at various stages throughout the preparation of the plans.
Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe said it is expected to take 12 months to complete the work.
“Greater Shepparton is expanding at a rapid rate and there is an urgent need to realise and unlock additional industrial land,” she said.
“Once finalised, these new structure plans will assist in realising over 200 hectares of land for future industrial purposes, providing employment opportunities and bolstering Greater Shepparton’s economy,” she said.