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About the project
The Benalla West Estate is about 2.5km west of central Benalla. Benalla has recently experienced growth in job opportunities, which has increased housing demand. The Benalla West Estate revitalisation project will help to ensure everyone in the community continues to have access to safe and secure homes while benefiting from growth.
The estate has about 160 homes that were mostly constructed in the 1980s. It features a neighbourhood house and a street network linked by open space. The site could be improved through the creation of better public spaces and connections to surrounding neighbourhoods.
Late 2019: The project will be introduced to the community and a consultative committee established to inform the project.
Early 2020: The first phase of the Benalla West Estate revitalisation project will be to consult with the community about what they value about the area and what they would like to see improved. The information gathered in the first phase will help form a draft masterplan.
Mid 2020: Once a draft masterplan has been prepared, it will be brought to the community for feedback.
Late 2020: The masterplan will be updated in response to community feedback and finalised. Actions in the masterplan will begin.
The Benalla West Estate Consultative Committee will provide residents and community groups the opportunity to take part in the project and provide feedback.
The Consultative Committee will have eight to 12 members, to be drawn from estate residents, government, community organisations and other stakeholders.
The Consultative Committee will meet four times during the development of the masterplan with each meeting having a particular theme and purpose. Each meeting will last about two hours and take place in or near the estate.
Members will be required to attend meetings, provide advice and distribute relevant information within the community. Membership will be reviewed every 12 months.
The Benalla West Estate Consultative Committee will be chaired by Barbara Alexander, Councillor for Benalla Rural City.
The Department will seek expressions of interest from community members who would like to be involved in December 2019.
Ben Weiner, Principal Project Manager
(03) 9096 8748
Benalla West Estate residents contact
Simon Aldous, Client Service and Housing Services Manager
(03) 5722 0901