Brown Hill Local Area Plan

Following on from the work achieved through the community-led Engaging Communities Program, the City of Ballarat will continue to partner with local residents to develop the Brown Hill Local Area Plan and Infrastructure Assessment.

The plan will provide for the provision of infrastructure, open spaces and other key community assets to better protect valued community and environmental features, and manage the rapid growth occurring in the area.

The geographic scope of the project is defined by the suburb boundaries of Brown Hill and Gong Gong. Gong Gong has been included due to the strong environmental linkages between the two suburbs, and because of several significant land uses, which straddle the shared boundary. The project boundaries are shown in the map below.


Stage 1

The first stage of preparing the plan involved two community workshops and a local school engagement to help understand local values, key issues and aspirations for Brown Hill. A background report was also prepared by consultants to explore the issues and opportunities that will inform the Local Area Plan.

Stage 2 & 3

Based on what we heard from the community, we have now released a future growth scenarios paper, including a summary document, together with the background report and technical appendices.

The three scenarios outlined in the paper are:

  • A status quo scenario.
  • A growth scenario.
  • A balanced approach scenario.

The documents are now ready for your review and comment. Please find links on the right-hand side of this page to the Brown Hill Local Area Plan & Infrastructure Assessment Draft Scenarios Paper (Jan 2019) and a number of additional studies which have been undertaken to inform the plan.

Want more information?

Email strategicplanning@ballarat.vic.gov.au or call our Strategic Planning team on 5320 7420.

Following on from the work achieved through the community-led Engaging Communities Program, the City of Ballarat will continue to partner with local residents to develop the Brown Hill Local Area Plan and Infrastructure Assessment.

The plan will provide for the provision of infrastructure, open spaces and other key community assets to better protect valued community and environmental features, and manage the rapid growth occurring in the area.

The geographic scope of the project is defined by the suburb boundaries of Brown Hill and Gong Gong. Gong Gong has been included due to the strong environmental linkages between the two suburbs, and because of several significant land uses, which straddle the shared boundary. The project boundaries are shown in the map below.


Stage 1

The first stage of preparing the plan involved two community workshops and a local school engagement to help understand local values, key issues and aspirations for Brown Hill. A background report was also prepared by consultants to explore the issues and opportunities that will inform the Local Area Plan.

Stage 2 & 3

Based on what we heard from the community, we have now released a future growth scenarios paper, including a summary document, together with the background report and technical appendices.

The three scenarios outlined in the paper are:

  • A status quo scenario.
  • A growth scenario.
  • A balanced approach scenario.

The documents are now ready for your review and comment. Please find links on the right-hand side of this page to the Brown Hill Local Area Plan & Infrastructure Assessment Draft Scenarios Paper (Jan 2019) and a number of additional studies which have been undertaken to inform the plan.

Want more information?

Email strategicplanning@ballarat.vic.gov.au or call our Strategic Planning team on 5320 7420.

Brown Hill Local Area Plan: Draft Scenarios Paper

Have your say

Complete the survey below.

Your feedback on the Draft Scenarios Paper will play a significant role in developing the local area plan.

The consultation period has been extended and submissions now close 1 April 2019.

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Vision

The Draft Scenarios Paper includes a community vision for the future of the area. Does this represent your vision for Brown Hill? * required

Key Priorities

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Scenarios

The Draft Scenarios Paper includes three scenarios.

What is your preferred scenario for the future of Brown Hill? * required
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