Chiltern Land Development Project

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In December 2021, Council purchased two parcels of private land in Chiltern, after the Chiltern Place Plan identified the need for Council to support small to medium sized business growth via industrial land development.

The two parcels are located opposite the Council depot; Lot One fronts Beechworth Road, Anderson Road, Waterloo Road and the railway line, while Lot Two fronts Waterloo Road and the Railway Access Road.

The intention of the purchase was to secure a potential industrial land development site for the future, however, the land purchased is considered large enough for Council to accommodate a range or mix of land uses other than just industrial land.

Given this, the opportunity now exists for the community and various stakeholders to participate in an engagement process to identify how the land should be best used.

In partnership the project's community working group, we've developed an engagement plan which you can view here(PDF, 2MB).

Please note this engagement plan is fluid and subject to minor changes as the project evolves.

Have your say

We're keen to hear from Chiltern community members about your vision for the land. Your input and feedback will be used to help design a draft Precinct Plan for the site.

Share your feedback and ideas by hitting the button below to complete our short survey.

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February 2023 Update

The second meeting of the working group was held on 16 February 2023. At the meeting, the group met with the project team and the project consultants, CoFutures and were provided with an opportunity to workshop and co-design community engagement activities.

You can download a copy of the Agenda and Meeting summary here(PDF, 332KB)

What's next?

Broader community engagement will now take place commencing at the launch event on Saturday, 25 March 2023 from 10am-12pm in Martins Lane. Join us to hear about the project and share your thoughts. 

Engagement will take place throughout April so there will be plenty of opportunity to have your say.


December 2022 Update

The first meeting of the working group was held on 13 December 2022. At the meeting, the group met with the project team and the project consultants, CoFutures and was presented with an overview of the project and the community engagement process.

There was then opportunity to discuss engagement ideas and highlight emerging issues and opportunities for the land.

You can download a copy of the Agenda and Meeting summary here(PDF, 215KB).

What's next?

The project consultants are now working on the community consultation plan and will meet again with the working group on 16 February 2023 to road test and refine the plan.

Following this, it is anticipated that broader community engagement will take place from late February and throughout March 2023.

Community Working Group Members

Recruitment for our community working group was completed in November. The project will be guided by the working group comprising:

  • Allan Ricketts
  • Andrea Wilcox
  • Bill Hoston
  • Helen Hay
  • Jenny Hogan
  • Kevin Mayhew
  • Matt Williams
  • Mervyn Rae
  • Paul Shelley
  • Shannon Beacom

Background Report

A Background Report has been prepared to provide an overview of the project, identify constraints and opportunities of the land and information on the development of a precinct plan.

Download a copy of the Report here(PDF, 82MB)





For any enquiries about the project, please contact Carlene Lamanna, Manager Community Development, or Jayne Maloney, Coordinator Economic Development & Investment on 1300 365 003 or at