The Municipality of Sorell is experiencing one of the highest growth rates in Tasmania. The State Government estimates that 4,300 people will move to Sorell in the next 20 years. It is important that enough land is available to house these additional residents, provide them with local employment opportunities, and ensure activity centres can function effectively.
Council have engaged Echelon Planning to prepare a Land Supply Strategy for the Municipality. The main focus of the report is the Sorell Township Growth Area where the majority of the residential and industrial growth will occur.
The Land Supply Strategy will address the following:
- Stage 1: Land supply and demand analysis for residential, industrial and commercial land for the next 20 years.
- Stage 2: Assessment of expansion options for residential, industrial and commercial land.
- Stage 3: Preparation of masterplans for expansion options for residential, industrial and commercial land.
Following a period of public exhibition near the end of 2016 the consultants have considered 21 submissions, from both the public and government agencies, in its overall assessment.
Sorell Council considered the abovementioned reports at its meeting on the 17 January 2017 and resolved to endorse the Strategy including the Stage 3 Masterplans subject to the exclusion of R12 from figure 2 (page9) of the Stage 3 report.
The outcomes of the Strategy will be used by Council in its development of local planning provisions for inclusion in the Tasmanian Planning Scheme. The strategy will confirm the quantum of land that should be set aside, the assessment of expansion options will confirm the most suitable sites for additional growth, and the masterplans will conceptually demonstrate that the selected sites can be developed in a way that will integrate with the surrounding land uses.
Stage 1, 2 and 3 of the Sorell Land Supply Strategy and associated documents are available at Council.Sorell Land Supply Strategy Stage 1 - Land Supply And Demand Analysis Report (1.8 MiB) Sorell Land Supply Strategy Stage 2 Assessment Of Expansion Options (12.0 MiB) Sorell Land Supply Strategy Stage 3 Masterplans (7.5 MiB)
For more information on the Sorell Land Supply Strategy please contact Council’s Senior Planner John Molnar, on 6269 0000 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.