Horsham South Structure Plan



We need you to tell us

  • What your vision is for Horsham south of the river

How to get involved

  •  Stay tuned. The consultation period will start in the coming months.


It is anticipated that Horsham South area will undergo change over the coming decades.

The Structure Plan will identify a future vision for the area that captures the community’s objectives and aspirations.

It will also provide a broader assessment of opportunities and issues that will need to be considered for the period beyond the 20-year horizon.

The plan provides the foundation for the pursuit of more detailed statutory planning provisions, amendments to the Planning Scheme as well as design and development initiatives, for specific areas and activities in Horsham South.

It will also guide Council policies, programs and initiatives relating to community, economic, social, environmental, and physical initiatives.

The Structure Plan acknowledges the extent of work that the Horsham community has already undertaken in identifying our future aspirations. It aims to build upon this work and contribute to the implementation of community objectives by creating an effective, integrated and coordinated vehicle through which to pursue them.

Engagement timeline

Phase 1: Gather

March 2019

Project kicks off with a literature review of background research, reports and data. Technical reports are prepared.

April-June 2019

A technical working group and Councillors workshop issues and draft vision and design principles.

July- August 2019

A draft Issues and Opportunities Report is prepared and reviewed by the Project Control Group.

Phase 2: Test

September-October 2019

 Material is prepared for the community engagement phase. Councillors will make a decision regarding wider community engagement.

November 2019

 Pending Council's decision, the wider community is invited to comment on Issues and Opportunities Report. The report includes a draft Vision, design principals and development scenarios.

Phase 3: Finalise issues and opportunities report

December 2019

  • All submissions are reviewed, assessed and summarised.
  • Council consider all written feedback including issues and suggestions.
  • Council decide on any modifications in response to community feedback.

December 2019- February 2020

Edits are made to the Issues and Opportunities Report and a preferred development scenario is identified.

March 2020

Council will make a decision on Issues and Opportunities Report, including design principals and development scenarios.

Phase 4: Prepare Structure Plan

April-May 2020

Additional technical reports are prepared to further develop the preferred development scenario.

June-July 2020

A Draft Structure Plan is prepared, based on the preferred option.

August 2020

Stakeholder engagement is undertaken. Council will decide how to respond to feedback.

September 2020

Amend the Plan, including the vision and objectives statement, Framework Plan and implementation program in response to stakeholder engagement.

October 2020

Council are asked to endorse the Plan. If endorsed, implementation will start