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Council will often have publications, documents or policies on public exhibition that outline the goals and approaches for Council service delivery and community planning. These documents can be reviewed at the Council offices or alternatively, on this page.

If no documents are listed on this page, there are no public exhibition at present.

Hamilton Gallery Masterplan

In February 2017, Council resolved to endorse the project brief for the ‘Feasibility Study and Masterplan for a new Hamilton Gallery’.

At its Ordinary Meeting of Council in April 2018, Council resolved to allocate $200,000 to the project and to advertise the Tender for this project this financial year. The Tender was advertised on 21 April for three weeks and Denton Corker Marshall Pty Ltd was the successful tenderer.

The goals of the project are to undertake the appropriate level of planning required to determine the scale, location and format for Hamilton Gallery as it enters its next fifty years, in order that the facility remain relevant to its community, and also remains competitive as a regional gallery in order to continue to attract operational funding and most importantly, tourism, within a landscape of rapidly upgrading gallery and museum facilities across the State.

The current building has reached capacity in its collection storage and requires new dedicated storage areas to contemporary collection management standards. The age of the building means significant maintenance costs are experienced. The building is critically limited by in its inadequate climate control (temperature and humidity at international museum standards), which presents a major obstacle to the Gallery's programming.

Denton Corker Marshall Pty Ltd were required to ascertain potential sites for a new or upgraded gallery. They initially presented Council and the community with a list of 20 potential locations across Hamilton. Following feedback, these were shortlisted to two locations; the Hamilton CBD and Lake Hamilton.

On Monday 29 October, the two potential locations were presented at a community meeting and Council now invite feedback from the community about these ideas. Feedback can be forwarded to

Hamilton Gallery MasterPlan - Update
Scoping Study Brief

The next community meeting will be held on Monday 19 November, 6pm at Hamilton Gallery.

Following feedback on the two potential locations, Council will decide on the preferred location.

The next stage of the project will be to complete detailed designs and costings which will form the basis of a business case for future funding applications.

Recreation and Leisure Strategy

Council has released the draft Recreation and Leisure Strategy and Master Plans for Lake Hamilton and Pedrina Park for public exhibition. The community are invited to review the content to ensure that it accurately reflects the wants and needs presented throughout the extensive community engagement process.

Council’s Recreation and Leisure Strategic Plan is an extensive 10 year plan that will be used to guide community and Council in the planning, development, provision and promotion of sport, recreation and leisure facilities, programs and services. The plan directly aligns with the current Southern Grampians Health and Wellbeing Plan and will inform future plans.

The draft strategy contains:
• Preliminary and background review of past and relevant documents as well as demographic and trend analysis
• Facility inventory and audits of current facilities and their current standard
• Outcomes of the community and stakeholder engagement as well as current market research
• Sustainable infrastructure plan including identification of required works and further investigation of priorities
• Master Plans for Pedrina Park and Lake Hamilton
• Programs and services strategies to help activate and improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

Volume One: The Strategic Plan & Recommendations – Draft Report

This volume contains the following:
1. Introduction and background – reasons why the report was undertaken and the aim of what the strategy hopes to achieve.
2. Research and consultation findings – a high-level summary of demographic analysis, population trends, strategic document review, public and club consultation and key stakeholder engagement. (Complete detail on research and consultation – is contained within Volume 2: Research & Consultation Draft Report – which will only be made available on direct request).
3. Sport and recreation facility inventory – a review of facilities within the Southern Grampians Shire including identification of facility hierarchy, location, ownership/management and current use.
4. Current infrastructure upgrades and planning – identification of potential capital projects, proposed works and further investigation, maintenance recommendations and estimated indicative costs (cost exclude a number of items as detailed on page 47).
5. The Strategic Plan and Recommendations – themes and principles that support the plan framework and recommendations, with recommended prioritisation and timelines.

Volume Three: Masterplans – Lake Hamilton and Pedrina Park

This volume contains masterplans for both Lake Hamilton and Pedrina Park. It outlines the priorities for the strategic development of both sites based on the key findings of the strategy, community consultation, population and sporting/recreation trends and existing infrastructure.

Responding to the strategy

The strategy and masterplans are on public exhibition to enable the community to view the documents, make comment and ask questions about the document and its content. It should be noted the strategy has been prepared on a consultation and evidence-based approach and as such the document is provided for information purposes and to ensure factual content.

Comments/ questions should be emailed
Submissions close 5pm Friday 4 January 2019

Upon completion of the public exhibition period the Strategy will be reviewed for any necessary amendments and report prepared for Council detailing any feedback received. The final document will be presented to Council for adoption during the February Council meeting

Southern Grampians Planning Scheme - Amendment C51sgra

The Southern Grampians Shire Council has prepared Amendment C51 to the Southern Grampians Planning Scheme.

The land affected by the amendment is land occupied by the Hamilton Golf Club Incorporated, known as 170 Rippon Road, Hamilton bounded by Hamilton Highway, Fyfe Street and Rippon Road in Hamilton.

The land affected by the permit application are Lot 1 on TP131200X and Lot 9 on PSO98061 also known as 170 Rippon Road, Hamilton.

The amendment proposes to rezone land from Special Use Zone Schedule 2 (SUZ2) to General Residential Zone Schedule 1. The Amendment also amends the extent of the General Residential Zone (GRZ1) map.

The permit application is for the subdivision of Lot 9, LP9806 into six (6) lots and Lot 1, TP131200X into three (3) lots.

The applicant for the permit is Pierrepoint Planning on behalf of the Hamilton Golf Club.

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority about the amendment. Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.

Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions. In accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council must make available for inspection a copy of any submissions made at its office for any person to inspect free of charge for two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

Submissions about the Amendment must be received by 14 December and should be send to Ms Roslyn Snaauw, Coordinator Planning Southern Grampians Shire Council, Locked Bag 685, Hamilton VIC 3300.

C51sgra Instruction Sheet
C51sgra Explanatory Report
C51sgra Preparation of Amendment
C51sgra Map
C51sgra Draft Planning Permit
C51sgra Section 96a Request

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