As one of the fastest growing regional centres in Victoria, Wodonga is in need of new housing, schools and community facilities to reach its potential as a major regional city.
This is why Wodonga Council and the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) have created the Leneva-Baranduda Precinct Structure Plan, a blueprint for a new community.
Leneva-Baranduda consists of 1062 ha of land covering all areas north of Middle Creek and areas surrounding Baranduda Boulevard.
The plan allows for the development of 6,153 new dwellings to accommodate 15,700 residents, and outlines a vision for a picturesque community surrounded by hills, bushland and waterways.
The future community will have a town centre where people can access jobs and education, retail and entertainment facilities. Leneva-Baranduda will have a range of sporting facilities and the regionally significant Baranduda Fields Sports and Recreation Facility, as well as a network of local parks.
There are two existing non-government schools in the area and the plan also reserves land for two future government schools.
The future Baranduda Boulevard will be a four-lane arterial road providing access in and around the new community. Active travel by walking and cycling will be encouraged through a network of cycling and pedestrian paths adjacent to the Wodonga Retained Environment Network.
As well as the precinct structure plan, the VPA and council have also prepared the Leneva-Baranduda Development Contributions Plan, which stipulates that developers must contribute over $116 million to help fund community infrastructure and facilities.
The plan will be open for public comment for six weeks from 19 October – 1 December. Residents can learn more at one of two community information sessions:
- Tuesday 31 October from 3pm – 6pm at Baranduda Community Centre
- Saturday 4 November from 9am – 12pm at Wodonga Library