Amendment C121 to the Wodonga Planning Scheme
The Leneva-Baranduda Precinct Structure Plan was approved by the Minister for Planning and gazetted in April 2019 under Amendment C121wdon to the Wodonga Planning Scheme. The City of Wodonga was the Planning Authority for the Planning Scheme Amendment (C121) that applies the Leneva-Baranduda Precinct Structure Plan and Development Contributions Plan (DCP) through the Wodonga Planning Scheme.
To view a copy of the final amendment documentation, including the precinct, refer to:
The Leneva-Baranduda Precinct Structure Plan is located in the growth corridor to the south-east of Wodonga’s Central Business Area. The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) has assisted the City of Wodonga with preparing the Leneva Baranduda Precinct Structure Plan and DCP.
The precinct covers an area of over 1,000 hectares and unlocks Wodonga’s capacity to accommodate a significant proportion of the city’s future growth while preserving and enhancing important natural assets and setting aside land for infrastructure.
The precinct is expected to yield over 6,000 dwellings and will include future schools, community centres, sporting fields, cycling and pedestrian networks and local parks. There is the opportunity to use existing tree plantations to establish two boulevards (Baranduda and Frederick Street) and a cycling and pedestrian network across the growth area focusing on the natural beauty and asset of the the Wodonga Retained Environment Network reserve system.
This plan has been created by Wodonga City Council and the VPA after many years of planning, background studies and strategies.
For example, Leneva-Baranduda was identified as an area for a future community in the 2016 Wodonga Growth Strategy, which community members provided input into.
A precinct structure plan is an overarching land-use plan for a new suburb or community. It rezones land to new uses, such as residential, and includes planning overlays that reserve land for vital infrastructure. For example, the Leneva-Baranduda PSP reserves land for two new government schools, which will be funded and built as the community develops.
Leneva-Baranduda consists of 1062 hectares of land covering all areas north of Middle Creek and areas surrounding Baranduda Boulevard.
- Land reserved for two future government schools
- Two existing non-government schools
- Major sports and recreation facility
- Town centre
- Network of local parks
- Four-lane arterial road connecting north and south of community
- Extensive cycle and walking paths
- Council-owned land adjacent to town centre
- The plan allows for development of 6153 dwellings to accommodate 15,700 residents
This plan includes a new four-lane arterial road, Baranduda Boulevard, connecting the north and south of the area.
Roads have been designed to capitalise on the views of the area’s surrounding hills and vegetation and trees planted several decades ago will be incorporated into the area’s character.
Why is this work happening?
Leneva-Baranduda will be a picturesque community surrounded by hills, bushland and waterways. The future community will have a town centre where people can access services, 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 – encouraging healthy lifestyles. Active travel by walking and cycling will be encouraged through a network of cycling and pedestrian paths adjacent to the Wodonga Retained Environment Network, providing a peaceful atmosphere.
.id demographers forecast that Wodonga’s population will increase from 41,000 in 2017 to 57,000 in 2036. To accommodate this growth, Wodonga is in need of new housing, schools and community facilities to reach its potential as a major regional city.
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