ERA Planning 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 towns, but contribute to their increased activity and revitalisation, enhance their 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.
Community consultation for the master plan project has now concluded.
The Council and ERA Planning 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.
Face-to-face consultation was held on two separate occasions, a workshop on Tuesday the 5 December and drop-in sessions in Huonville and Ranelagh 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 was fed directly into preparation of the draft Master Plan.
The draft Master Plan was then available for community comment for a period of 4 weeks from Monday 9 April until Friday 4 May 2018.
ERA Planning are now undertaking an analysis of the comments received, and identifying key themes, in consultation with Council officers.
If you have any comments please send a written response addressed to Strategic Planning:
Post: Huon Valley Council
PO Box 210 Huonville
If you have any questions about the Master Plan Project please contact:
Council’s Strategic Planning Officer: Joanne Hickman
Phone: (03) 6264 0300