Horsham South Structure Plan

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A Structure Plan is being developed for Horsham South to ensure that the area develops in a coordinated way.

Previous and future community input is a key part of the process

Why do we need a structure plan?

Horsham South has been experiencing unplanned and uncoordinated development. As a result this has placed pressure on services and infrastructure, created land use conflicts and affected the character of the area.

A Structure Plan is a planning tool that provides a ‘blueprint’ for how localised development within a defined area will occur beyond the 20-year horizon. For Horsham South a Structure Plan is needed to ensure that the area develops in a coordinated way.

A Structure Plan will:

  • address infrastructure needs such as traffic and transport connectivity
  • plan and deliver sewer, water and drainage in a sequenced way
  • avoid land use conflicts and development limitations
  • protect valued characteristics and culturally sensitive places
  • identify the need for community facilities, amenity and local convenience retail 

The Structure Plan will also guide the assessment of planning permit applications and amendments to the Horsham Planning Scheme.

Update March 2021

A summary report of the September 2020 webinar series is available to download (in two parts) on the right of the page.

Update January 2021

Phase 3 including Round Two of Community Engagement has concluded. We have reviewed all feedback and have prepared an Emerging Option Community Engagement Summary Report(PDF, 3MB)(PDF, 3MB)

Next Steps

Phase 4 is about to start. This will involve the preparation of a Draft Structure Plan for Horsham South. 

The Emerging Option Plan developed in Phase 3 will be used to guide the preparation Horsham South Structure Plan. The Structure Plan will aim to reflect the feedback you provided during Round 2 of Community and Stakeholder Engagement as much as possible.