Emma Riley and Associates (ERA) have been engaged by the Huon Valley Council (HVC) to develop a master plan for Huonville and Ranelagh.
The ERA team will develop a master plan which will not only guide the long-term growth of the town, but contribute to its increased activity and revitalisation, enhance the town’s key assets and strengthen Huonville’s role as a significant regional centre.
The primary objective for the master plan is to provide a comprehensive integrated framework for future development and investment in Huonville and Ranelagh for a period of 15-20 years.
There has been significant and somewhat unprecedented development pressure in the Huon Valley municipality in recent years, with projected population increases in the future.
Huonville is a key gateway for visitors to the Huon Valley. The Huon Valley is an important primary production area for Southern Tasmania, and in addition to this, Huonville and Ranelagh are within commuter distance to the primary employment areas of Greater Hobart. Huonville’s location is one of the key drivers for population growth and additional economic activity. A master plan will present an opportunity to fully explore these opportunities, and ensure that they are maximised in a cohesive and coordinated way.
Relevant background information is available in the following documents.
The HVC and ERA team places significant weight on the importance of stakeholder engagement, and the fundamental role that it plays in ensuring that all necessary considerations are identified and addressed, and that the resultant strategy is successful.
The ERA team is conducting community consultation as part of the master plan process.
Face-to-face consultation was held on two separate occasions, a workshop on Tuesday the 5 December and a drop-in session on Saturday the 9 December. An online survey was also available from the 27 November until the 11 December 2017, for those unable to attend the workshop or the drop-in sessions.
The information and feedback gathered during the community consultation will feed directly into preparation of the draft master plan document. The draft master plan will be made available for community comment, for a period of approximately 4 weeks, in March-April 2018.
If you have any questions about the sessions or the project please contact:
Emma Riley & Associates
Phone: (03) 6105 0443