Funding for not-for-profit groups to deliver projects that benefit our community
Community Grants Program
Horsham Rural City Council is planning for the long-term future of our regional city. Being the major provider of retail, community and government services in the Wimmera, Horsham is undergoing moderate growth associated with a strong agricultural sector and diversification in manufacturing, renewable energy and mining. A planning response is required to address housing diversity and investment for the future.
About the Horsham City Urban Renewal Project
The aim is to transform and revitalise the city to make it a more attractive place to live, work, visit and invest. This forms part a suite of strategic projects being undertaken concurrently by Council with a view to creating a brighter future for Horsham over the coming decades.
The Horsham City Urban Renewal Project identifies a number of sites and precincts suitable for urban renewal to encourage future development including residential, commercial, and mixed use. The project will facilitate the development of these precincts through economic modeling, urban analysis, setting a clear vision, planning controls and design guidelines.
The Urban Renewal study area extends from the Wimmera River to the south to Baillie Street to the north and encompasses the Horsham Central Activities District (CAD). The identified urban renewal development sites and precincts which are the subject of this Project Brief include:
As part of the staged implementation of the Urban Renewal Vision and Masterplan, Council is seeking to implement potential development outcomes based on commercial and financial assessments, detailed site analysis and stakeholder engagement. This will determine the future planning and development of the selected urban renewal investigation areas.
The project will build upon the strengths of Horsham as a Regional Centre and facilitate the transformation of the city through:
The project will assist in facilitating the redevelopment of key sites and provide a model for urban renewal in regional Victoria.
The project will develop plans for the key development sites that include:
Any feedback on the Horsham City Urban Renewal Plan is encouraged. Feedback can be submitted in the following ways:
Submit an Online Form
A planning and property report has been prepared to identify the site and planning context and provide a market analysis of the land. The Planning and Property Report is attached below.
Horsham City Urban Renewal Planning and Property Report(PDF, 6MB)
The preparation of a financial model for potential commercial development options of the Investigation Areas including indicative redevelopment plans identifying the likely land use mix, subdivision layout and development density. A Financial Feasibility analysis of potential commercial outcomes for the Investigation Areas has also been provided.
The Final Development Plans will outline preferred options for land use mix, lot layout, development density/yield and potential building form, as well as provide a Commercial Feasibility analysis and Planning Scheme recommendations to guide future development. The Urban Renewal Project will also provide a detailed action and implementation plan for each investigation area that includes recommendations of support actions to facilitate and progress redevelopment.
P: 03 5382 9762
Horsham City Urban Renewal Plan (Draft)(PDF, 4MB)