Riddells Creek growth plan progresses

Further developments are expected in Riddells Creek as part of the new Precinct Structure Plan. (Damjan Janevski)

Plans for the future of Riddells Creek are on the table as Macedon Ranges council devises the policy that will guide the township’s urban growth.

The Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) relates to the development of land north of Amess Road, where council is considering a rezoning request to accommodate a residential area. The proposed area covers 100 hectares.

The PSP will be the first of its kind in the shire.

Macedon Ranges council strategic planning and environment manager Rob Ball said the plan is intended to act as a blueprint for development and infrastructure.

“Some of the key elements will be delivering housing choices, infrastructure, and protecting heritage, character, landscape and environment values,” Mr Ball said.

“We are advising the developer to prepare a PSP that responds to the character of Riddells Creek and achieves the best outcome possible for the community, if it is to be approved by council.

“If council approves the PSP, further community consultation will be undertaken as part of the Planning Scheme Amendment process.”

Residents can sign up for quarterly updates on the PSP as it progresses next year.

Details: mrsc.vic.gov.au/Amess-Road-PSP