Last days to have your say on Live Work Latrobe

Posted on 4 May 2018


Latrobe City Council’s ambitious Live Work Latrobe planning project (Amendment C105) reframes land use policy to make the most of the built and natural environment, to create jobs, ensure housing meets the needs of community and enables new investment opportunities.

Latrobe City Council’s mayor, Councillor Darrell White, said the closing date for submissions was 11 May and encouraged the community to have their say.

“Each of the Live Work Latrobe land use strategies (Rural Land Use, Housing, and Industry and Employment) were prepared with a ‘whole of city’ approach aimed at strengthening Latrobe City’s Regional City position as the services, employment and population center of Gippsland.

“Based on the extensive community consultation and background research undertaken over almost two years, the proposed Amendment will change land use controls, addressing the right locations for new and varied housing, guiding new and transitioning industries and supporting new rural industry investment,” Cr White said.

The housing strategy will ensure that higher density housing occurs only where there is connectivity to public transport or activity centres. The new urban design guidelines will help ensure the character and appeal of neighbourhoods is preserved, while improving the appearance of industrial and commercial areas.
The rural land use strategy aims to provide directions to protect established industries such as agriculture and forestry whilst preserving natural environment and biodiversity values and enabling opportunities in rural tourism and intensive agriculture.
The industry strategy will reinforce Latrobe City’s role as Australia’s engineering capital, and ensure adequate industrial land is available.
Cr White added that the drop-in sessions had been well attended and the community was keen to understand the Amendment.

“We strongly encourage the community to look at the Amendment either on our website or at any of our service centres. Your feedback will shape the final document and planning scheme changes. Live Work Latrobe affects the entire municipality, and in some instances, proposes significant changes to existing rules and regulations applying to residential and farming land.

“Due to the large scope of the project, not all land holders will be directly notified even where their land may be proposed to be rezoned or development opportunity changed,” Cr White said

Submissions will be considered and proposed changes will be summarised and presented at a future Council Meeting. If the Amendment proceeds to a Planning Panel for independent assessment, we envisage that a decision will be made September 2018.

To have your say, or to find out more about Live Work Latrobe, the drop-in sessions and the timeline of the project, visit
The exhibition period closes on 11 May.
Drop in sessions
• 8 May, 2pm to 7pm
Traralgon Library
• 10 May, 10am to 7pm
Moe Service Centre, Meeting Room 4 & 5

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