Planning for Growth – Reports
Ordinary Meeting - 12 February 2014
Policy Context City of Greater Bendigo Council Plan 2013 – 2017 (2013) Planning for Growth Our quality of life is maintained as our City's population and economy grows. Productivity A diverse, strong and growing economy supports community resilience. Report Subject Site and Surrounds The site is located on the south side of Lockwood Road in the suburb of Kangaroo Flat, 70m west of the intersection of St George Park Drive. The site also has an abuttal to Wesley Street. The site area is 4.4ha. A single dwelling and associated sheds occupy the site. There is scattered vegetation on the site particularly towards the Wesley Street boundary. An abandoned water channel traverses the site. The site forms part of an established residential neighbourhood. Conventional suburban lots, most of which front St George Park Drive, adjoin the east boundary of the site. Similar suburban housing is also found to the south of the site on the opposite side of Wesley Street and to the north along Lockwood Road. Generally speaking the subject site represents the current limit of suburban growth that has occurred in a westward direction along the Lockwood Road corridor. Many properties west of the site remain semi-rural in nature.
Figure 1: A location map showing the site.