The Victorian Government is investing $10 million to improve Benalla West Estate, 2.5km west of central Benalla.
The project’s goals include improving housing, public areas and connections with the surrounding community.
To guide the improvements, a masterplan will be prepared with input from residents, the broader community and other stakeholders.
The masterplan is a blueprint for change, which shows how the estate can be improved in stages over time. It will show how the $10 million will be spent to kick-start the long-term change that aims to make Benalla West a better place to live.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on travel and social distancing, we have needed to revise our project timeline. The draft masterplan will now be presented to the community for feedback early 2021.
The project was introduced to the community
Initial community consultation
Consultation on draft masterplan
Update and finalise the masterplan in response to feedback
The strongest community plans are community-led.
Consultation is at the heart of the planning process and we will be consulting with stakeholders and the community throughout the project to understand their needs and to make sure that the plan delivers the best possible outcomes.
The Benalla West Estate Community Committee, established in February 2020, provides residents and community groups the opportunity to take part in the project and provide detailed feedback. The committee was established following an expression of interest process in late 2019.