Double the size?

The bad news continues for Kyneton.

Last Thursday, the Minister for Planning approved Amendment C99, which put the Kyneton Structure Plan into the Macedon Ranges planning scheme.

In C99, the previous council - without asking or telling residents - changed Kyneton's town boundary, adding 35ha north of the industrial area, and rearranging the boundary in the south to - wait - better define "Kyneton's outer suburbs". This C99 boundary is now Kyneton's official town boundary.

The draft Kyneton South Framework Plan, currently on exhibition, is 'investigating' around 310ha for new residential development to the south, most of which isn't yet in the town boundary.

But that's not all it's doing.

It's also changing Kyneton's town boundary again to include yet another 350ha (mostly Farming zone), west of the current Campaspe River boundary, and another 20ha north of the industrial area.

All up, with C99 changes, and counting the draft Kyneton South Framework Plan investigation area and town boundary changes, and adding the 200ha of Farming zone (outside the town boundary) being rezoned for 2ha subdivision in Amendment C110, it seems someone is planning to double the size of Kyneton.

Why, when council's adopted Settlement Strategy said no further land was needed to accommodate growth out to 2036?

Get on it and make a submission by June 23 saying this has to stop.

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