Miners Rest

Landscape of Miners Rest

We recently adopted the Miners Rest Township Plan.  The Township Plan was prepared following extensive community consultation and seeks to:

  • Establish a long-term community vision for Miners Rest
  • Develop a prioritised action plan 
  • Help authorities prioritise investment in Miners Rest
  • Provide a sound basis for grant applications and lobbying for funding 
  • Identify potential Ballarat Planning Scheme land use planning actions to achieve the vision.

The Township Plan includes a vision statement – In 2040 Miners Rest will be:

  • A family-orientated rural township with a friendly and inclusive community spirit
  • A compact and contained township functioning as a separate ‘satellite’ settlement to Ballarat
  • A rural township character which is positively influenced by the surrounding open rural landscape
  • A township with ample commercial uses and activities to meet the day-to-day needs of the local community and businesses
  • A vibrant, inviting and attractive township with well-designed, tree-lined streetscapes and pedestrian/cycling connections linking major community hubs
  • A township recognised and celebrated for its significant equine industry
  • A township with ample public transport options and the safe management of vehicle traffic.

Next steps

We have begun preparing a Planning Scheme Amendment to implement the Township Plan into the Ballarat Planning Scheme. This will include a public exhibition period where all landholders and interested parties will have the chance to make a formal submission. This will be widely advertised, and all affected landowners will be directly notified.

Find out more about the Miners Rest Township Plan and Dowling Forest Precinct Review.

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