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About the project
The Victorian Government is investing $10 million to improve Benalla West Estate, 2.5km west of central Benalla.
The project’s goals include improving housing, public areas and connections with the surrounding community.
To guide the improvements, a masterplan will be prepared with input from residents, the broader community and other stakeholders.
Late 2019: The project was introduced to the community on 15 December 2019 at the Benalla Community Christmas Party.
Early 2020: Consultation with the community about what they like about the area and what they want improved. Together with technical analysis from a team of expert consultants, the information gathered in the first phase will help form a draft masterplan.
Mid 2020: Consultation with the community and other stakeholders on a draft masterplan.
Late 2020: Updating and finalising the masterplan in response to community and stakeholder feedback. Actions in the masterplan will begin.
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The strongest community plans are community led.
Consultation is at the heart of the planning process and we will be consulting with stakeholders and the community throughout the project to understand their needs and to make sure that the plan delivers the best possible outcomes.
Phase 1: Consultation on the proposed key directions
In late 2019 we asked the community what they like about Benalla West Estate and what they want improved. We have taken what the community told us and developed a set of key directions. These key directions will guide the future plan for the Estate.
In March and April 2020 we asked the community to help refine the key directions and confirm the issues.
See the issues and proposed key direction in the Benalla West Estate consultative project update:
- Developing a plan for the Benalla West Estate Project update March 2020 (PDF)
- Developing a plan for the Benalla West Estate Project update March 2020 - accessible (Word)
Phase 1 consultation closed on 16 April 2020. Thank you to everyone who participated.
You can read about what we heard in the Benalla West Estate Phase 1 Engagement Report:
- Benalla West Estate Phase 1 Engagement Report (PDF)
- Benalla West Estate Phase 1 Engagement Report – accessible (Word)
We’ll take the community’s feedback on the key directions to develop the draft masterplan for Benalla West Estate.
Phase 2: Consultation on the draft masterplan
We’ll come back to the community later in 2020 for consultation on the draft masterplan.
The Benalla West Estate Consultative Committee, established in February 2020, provides residents and community groups the opportunity to take part in the project and provide detailed feedback. The committee was established following an expression of interest process in late 2019.
The committee is chaired by Councillor Barbara Alexander, Benalla Rural City Council.
Ben Weiner, Principal Project Manager
(03) 9096 8748
Benalla West Estate residents contact
Simon Aldous, Client Service and Housing Services Manager
(03) 5722 0901