A Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) is a long-term strategic plan that describes how a precinct or a series of sites will be developed. They are detailed master plans which identify housing, town centres, community facilities, open space and transport networks in new neighbourhoods, delivering effective and integrated future planning for new communities whilst protecting the biodiversity and cultural heritage.
PSPs are included in the Planning Scheme via a standard amendment process. Once a PSP is approved, permits can be issued for the subdivision of land.
The following Precinct Structure Plans have been approved and are incorporated into the Ballarat Planning Scheme
Ballarat West Growth Area Precinct Structure Plans
The Growth Area consists of 4 planning precincts comprising of 1,717 hectares of Greenfield land located to the west of Alfredton, Delacombe and Sebastopol. The Precincts are:
Bonshaw Creek- Precinct 1 (707ha)
Greenhalghs Road- Precinct 2 (296ha)
Alfredton West (Lucas)- Precinct 3 (317ha)
Carngham Road- Precinct 4 (296 ha)
The following Precinct Structure Plans have now been approved.