Seymour 3660 Project

*****Seymour Structure Plan has been unanimously approved by Council*****

At the 21 May 2018 Council Meeting the Seymour Structure Plan was approved by all Councillors.

The Council resolved to:

  1. Adopt the Seymour Structure Plan
  2. Acknowledge and thank all stakeholders, members of the Community Liaison Group and members of the wider community for their significant contribution to the preparation of the Seymour Structure Plan
  3. Request that Council officers commence preparing the statutory documentation to implement the Seymour Structure Plan into the Mitchell Planning Scheme
  4. Endorse the Seymour Structure Plan

A copy of the Plan can be accessed here.

*****Seymour Structure Plan has been unanimously approved by Council*****

At the 21 May 2018 Council Meeting the Seymour Structure Plan was approved by all Councillors.

The Council resolved to:

  1. Adopt the Seymour Structure Plan
  2. Acknowledge and thank all stakeholders, members of the Community Liaison Group and members of the wider community for their significant contribution to the preparation of the Seymour Structure Plan
  3. Request that Council officers commence preparing the statutory documentation to implement the Seymour Structure Plan into the Mitchell Planning Scheme
  4. Endorse the Seymour Structure Plan

A copy of the Plan can be accessed here.

  • Seymour Structure Plan Adopted

    about 2 months ago
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    Media Release - 24th May 2018

    Mitchell Shire Council has adopted the Seymour Structure Plan, a visionary and practical document that will help guide and shape the future direction of the town.

    The plan outlines future planning and development opportunities for Seymour, while retaining its heritage and character, and was adopted at Monday night’s council meeting.

    The plan anticipates Seymour at 22,000 people and provides a blueprint of how to achieve that growth.

    It identifies eight key components that aid in ensuring a great quality of life for current and future residents: Character and Identity, Activity Centres, Employment and Economic...

    Media Release - 24th May 2018

    Mitchell Shire Council has adopted the Seymour Structure Plan, a visionary and practical document that will help guide and shape the future direction of the town.

    The plan outlines future planning and development opportunities for Seymour, while retaining its heritage and character, and was adopted at Monday night’s council meeting.

    The plan anticipates Seymour at 22,000 people and provides a blueprint of how to achieve that growth.

    It identifies eight key components that aid in ensuring a great quality of life for current and future residents: Character and Identity, Activity Centres, Employment and Economic Development, Residential Development, Natural Environment and Landscapes, Community Facilities and Open Space, Movement and Access, and Services and Utilities.

    Some of the major projects identified within the plan include:

    • Developing a town centre master plan and urban design framework
    • Developing a riverfront/Emily Street master plan and urban design framework
    • Examining the industrial precinct along Delatite Road and identifying opportunities for renewal
    • Developing a master plan for Chittick Park
    • Advocating for a master plan for Seymour Railway Station precinct

    Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said the plan sets out a clear vision for the future direction of Seymour and identified a range of investment-ready projects for the town.

    “Seymour is a really fantastic, vibrant community with many great qualities that present opportunities for the town,” Cr Sanderson said.

    “It is a unique town and has many advantages compared to any other towns nearby, particularly in terms of its infrastructure and access.

    “Over the next 20 years, Seymour has the potential to position itself as a major regional centre, which will provide many benefits to our residents, businesses and visitors to the region.

    “The Seymour Structure Plan will help us attract new jobs to the town, it will encourage residential and commercial growth, it will help grow services and it provides council with a really solid platform to advocate for external funding opportunities.

    “It’s important to remember the structure plan does not affect landowners’ current use of their properties however, it may present many new opportunities should residents ever wish to consider their options in the future.”

    Cr Sanderson thanked the community for their participation in developing the structure plan.

    “As with all structure plans, it has been a long process to get to this stage and I would like to thank the hundreds of community members who have engaged with Council along the way and have provided their thoughts, expertise and knowledge, which has helped form this plan,” Cr Sanderson said.

    “I would especially like to thank the 12 dedicated people on the Community Liaison Group who have been involved with the project for its entirety and have been such valuable conduits between Council and the wider community.”

    To begin implementing the Seymour Structure Plan, Council will now start the process of a Planning Scheme Amendment to adopt the structure plan into the Mitchell Planning Scheme.

    In the meantime, the structure plan will be used by Council to guide decision making.


  • Thank you

    10 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who attended a drop-in session, listening post or provided input online or directly to our Strategic Planning Team.

    We will now collate the feedback and provide a report to Council as part of the finalisation of the draft plan.

    Thank you to everyone who attended a drop-in session, listening post or provided input online or directly to our Strategic Planning Team.

    We will now collate the feedback and provide a report to Council as part of the finalisation of the draft plan.

  • Draft Seymour Structure Plan out now

    12 months ago
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    Council has released the Draft Seymour Structure Plan for consultation.

    Community consultation began on Monday 31 July.

    Submissions close on Monday 11 September 2017.

    A copy of the Draft Seymour Structure Plan and the Summary Paper can be downloaded here.

    Drop-in sessions

    Drop-in sessions will take place at Chittick Community Place next to the Seymour Sports & Aquatic Centre, (access via Pollard Street).

    • Thursday 3 August 2pm – 8pm

    • Tuesday 15 August 2pm – 8pm

    • Wednesday 23 August 10.30am – 4.30pm

    • Thursday 7 September 2pm – 8pm

    Listening post

    Outside Woolworths, Wallis Street, Seymour

    • Saturday 12 August 10am - 2pm

    Council has released the Draft Seymour Structure Plan for consultation.

    Community consultation began on Monday 31 July.

    Submissions close on Monday 11 September 2017.

    A copy of the Draft Seymour Structure Plan and the Summary Paper can be downloaded here.

    Drop-in sessions

    Drop-in sessions will take place at Chittick Community Place next to the Seymour Sports & Aquatic Centre, (access via Pollard Street).

    • Thursday 3 August 2pm – 8pm

    • Tuesday 15 August 2pm – 8pm

    • Wednesday 23 August 10.30am – 4.30pm

    • Thursday 7 September 2pm – 8pm

    Listening post

    Outside Woolworths, Wallis Street, Seymour

    • Saturday 12 August 10am - 2pm
  • Seymour 3660 Project - Stage 2 Consultation Completed

    about 2 years ago

    The Seymour 3660 project has concluded Stage 2 Consultation of the Emerging Ideas Paper.

    We thank everyone who made a submission, and also all those who attended the consultation events across Seymour.

    The Seymour 3660 project team are currently reviewing all of the feedback received. This feedback will influence the strategies and actions to be developed in the next stage as part of the Draft Structure Plan.

    A Stage 2 Consultation Summary Report is also being prepared and will be available online in August 2016.

    The Emerging Ideas Paper is still available for viewing.


    The Seymour 3660 project has concluded Stage 2 Consultation of the Emerging Ideas Paper.

    We thank everyone who made a submission, and also all those who attended the consultation events across Seymour.

    The Seymour 3660 project team are currently reviewing all of the feedback received. This feedback will influence the strategies and actions to be developed in the next stage as part of the Draft Structure Plan.

    A Stage 2 Consultation Summary Report is also being prepared and will be available online in August 2016.

    The Emerging Ideas Paper is still available for viewing.


  • Stage 1 Community Consultation Report available

    12 months ago
    Stage 1 Consultation for the Seymour Structure Plan involved a variety of participation methods and approaches. This enabled Council and the consultant team to acquire a significant range of inputs, suggestions and comments from all members of the local community.

    Council have prepared the ‘Stage 1 Community Consultation Report’ which provides a summary of the community feedback received during the Stage 1 Background and Issues Consultation period.

    The following key themes have emerged:

    • The Goulburn River – Many respondents have identified that the River presents a significant opportunity for Seymour. It was felt that it is generally underutilised...

    Stage 1 Consultation for the Seymour Structure Plan involved a variety of participation methods and approaches. This enabled Council and the consultant team to acquire a significant range of inputs, suggestions and comments from all members of the local community.

    Council have prepared the ‘Stage 1 Community Consultation Report’ which provides a summary of the community feedback received during the Stage 1 Background and Issues Consultation period.

    The following key themes have emerged:

    • The Goulburn River – Many respondents have identified that the River presents a significant opportunity for Seymour. It was felt that it is generally underutilised by many local residents and visitors, and can play a key role for the future of Seymour.

    • Access – Seymour is well located within the context of Melbourne and also has good rail and road links to Melbourne and surrounding areas.

    • Perception – There is a general feeling that some people from both inside and outside of Seymour can hold negative perceptions of the town. However, engagement with non-locals suggested that these perceptions are far from universally held.

    • Better variety of housing – Whilst there is a reasonable amount of housing availability within Seymour, the situation could be improved by providing a wider range of housing to cater for individuals of all ages and abilities.

    • More jobs - Further employment opportunities within Seymour should be encouraged and supported. Employment opportunities will assist with the retention and attraction of people, including young people and families, to live in Seymour.

    • Better education – There is a need to improve the educational facilities currently available within Seymour.

    • Military history – Seymour has a strong military history background which should be protected, enhanced and promoted.

    • Natural landscapes – Seymour has a great country feel and benefits from the surrounding beautiful natural landscape; and it is important that this is protected.

    • Town centre – Seymour offers a strong town centre and good range of retail opportunities, but that some larger national retailers should be attracted to the town.

    To view the Report, please click here
  • Consolidated Background Report completed

    12 months ago

    A Consolidated Background Report has been prepared as part of the Seymour Structure Plan process.

    The Consolidated Background Report provides a discussion of the key issues and opportunities facing the future planning and design of the area associated with the Structure Plan. This Report has been informed by detailed technical reports from specialist consultants.

    The Consultants Background Report can be found in the ‘Information & Resources’ section of this webpage, which can be accessed here.

    An Executive Summary of the Background Report has also been prepared, which can be accessed here.

    A Consolidated Background Report has been prepared as part of the Seymour Structure Plan process.

    The Consolidated Background Report provides a discussion of the key issues and opportunities facing the future planning and design of the area associated with the Structure Plan. This Report has been informed by detailed technical reports from specialist consultants.

    The Consultants Background Report can be found in the ‘Information & Resources’ section of this webpage, which can be accessed here.

    An Executive Summary of the Background Report has also been prepared, which can be accessed here.