Neighbourhood Character Study Seymour

CLOSED: This round of consultation has now closed. For more information on this project please contact Council's Strategic Planning team on 5734 6200.

Mitchell Shire Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Character Study for Seymour.

About the Character Study

Seymour is going to see some change in its neighbourhoods in the coming years.

To ensure this new development recognises and responds to the key characteristics and attributes of the town, Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Character Study (NCS).

The study aims to identify the key valued features of residential neighbourhoods in Seymour, and develop Neighbourhood Character Statements describing the existing and preferred neighbourhood character across distinct precincts within the town.

These Neighbourhood Character statements will inform future planning policies which will be used to determine the planning applications about new development and how it responds to the key elements of the neighbourhood. A future Planning Scheme Amendment will be needed to introduce the planning policy.

In this first phase of community engagement, we are gathering information so we can understand what our community values about their neighbourhoods and what kind of housing they will need in the future.

Get Involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved in this initial round of consultation.

  • Attend one of the scheduled drop in sessions or see us at a pop up
  • Take a look at the examples in the photos of the various elements of the neighbourhood character on this page and then take the survey online or drop a pin on the map
  • Hard copy surveys are available at the Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre or can be mailed on request
  • Provide a written response to Council

Drop Ins and Pop Ups

There are 3 drop ins in Seymour in September.

  • 3.30pm to 6.30pm, Wednesday 6 September, Seymour Senior Citizens' Hall, 80 Anzac Avenue
  • 9.30am to 1pm, Wednesday 13 September, Station Street, near Mall and Commonwealth Bank
  • 9am to 1pm, Sunday 17 September, Seymour Rotary Market, Chittick Park

You can also contact Strategic Planning to book an appointment outside of these sessions.

Closing date

Round One Consultation and Survey closes 5pm, Monday 25 September 2023.

More information

Please contact our Strategic Planning Team on 5734 6200 or email strategic.planning@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

Mitchell Shire Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Character Study for Seymour.

About the Character Study

Seymour is going to see some change in its neighbourhoods in the coming years.

To ensure this new development recognises and responds to the key characteristics and attributes of the town, Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Character Study (NCS).

The study aims to identify the key valued features of residential neighbourhoods in Seymour, and develop Neighbourhood Character Statements describing the existing and preferred neighbourhood character across distinct precincts within the town.

These Neighbourhood Character statements will inform future planning policies which will be used to determine the planning applications about new development and how it responds to the key elements of the neighbourhood. A future Planning Scheme Amendment will be needed to introduce the planning policy.

In this first phase of community engagement, we are gathering information so we can understand what our community values about their neighbourhoods and what kind of housing they will need in the future.

Get Involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved in this initial round of consultation.

  • Attend one of the scheduled drop in sessions or see us at a pop up
  • Take a look at the examples in the photos of the various elements of the neighbourhood character on this page and then take the survey online or drop a pin on the map
  • Hard copy surveys are available at the Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre or can be mailed on request
  • Provide a written response to Council

Drop Ins and Pop Ups

There are 3 drop ins in Seymour in September.

  • 3.30pm to 6.30pm, Wednesday 6 September, Seymour Senior Citizens' Hall, 80 Anzac Avenue
  • 9.30am to 1pm, Wednesday 13 September, Station Street, near Mall and Commonwealth Bank
  • 9am to 1pm, Sunday 17 September, Seymour Rotary Market, Chittick Park

You can also contact Strategic Planning to book an appointment outside of these sessions.

Closing date

Round One Consultation and Survey closes 5pm, Monday 25 September 2023.

More information

Please contact our Strategic Planning Team on 5734 6200 or email strategic.planning@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

Seymour Neighbourhood Study Area Map

5 months

We want to know:

  • What you like most about the look and feel of your neighborhood?
  • How would you like your neighbourhood to look and feel in the future?
  • What is unique about your neighbourhood?

You can add a comment or a photo.

How to drop a pin

Find the location by searching the map with an address or zoom to the area you want to provide input on

Select the type of pin that best matches the comment you want to make. If you're not sure, select other. 

  • Subdivision Pattern
  • Buildings and Surroundings
  • Built Form
  • Landscaping
  • Fences
  • Public Realm
  • Other

Leave your comment or upload a photo. Your comments can be seen by other users. Please be respectful and constructive in your comments, especially any that identify particular properties.

Drop your pin

You can drag and drop more than one pin on the map by clicking on the plus sign (+).   

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.