New Plans for Darlington Point
9 February, 2017 - Media Release
A new blueprint for the future of Darlington Point is being developed and the community is being urged to have their say on what the town should look like.
Murrumbidgee Council has engaged Albury based consultants Habitat Planning to prepare a Township Structure Plan that will guide the future development and use of land within Darlington Point for the next 20 years and beyond.
This brings to fruition a motion from the previous Murrumbidgee Shire approved on 20 April 2016.
Public meetings will be conducted by Council and consultants to talk to members of the community about planning issues within the town and their impact on the future.
The first community consultation meeting will be held on Monday 27 February at the Darlington Point Club at 6.30pm.
There will be limited individual meeting times available throughout the day and can be made by contacting the Murrumbidgee Council Darlington Point Branch Office on (02) 6960 5500.
Murrumbidgee Council, General Manager Craig Moffitt, said the aim was to set Darlington Point up for future growth and development.
“Among other things this plan will assist in informing possible changes to Council’s Local Environmental Plan and it will provide the community with a degree of certainty for the location of various land uses in the future,” he said.
"We want community input so that the plan can reflect both Council’s and the community’s vision and aspirations for the future development.
“This is an exciting project for the people living in Darlington Point and the whole of Murrumbidgee Council.”
The plan will make provision for housing, jobs and the location and demand for services while also protecting productive agricultural land and sensitive environments.
It will also ensure recreational and community needs are met and provide sustainable business and employment.
Field investigations and background research is currently being carried out, while a Draft Township Structure Plan is expected to go on public exhibition in April when a second public consultation meeting will be held.
The final Township Structure Plan should be complete by June.