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Camp Bankia Master Plan and Port Sorell Strategic Plan Review Reports Released

Council is currently considering the best way to develop the Camp Banksia facility and would appreciate your input. Since the adoption of the Port Sorell and Environs Strategic Plan 2008, many key elements have been realised and the town is now a much more self-sufficient community with improved shopping, education and community facilities.

CAMP BANKSIA MASTER PLAN AND FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT REPORTS AND PORT SORELL STRATEGIC PLAN REVIEW REPORT RELEASED

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK OPEN UNTIL 15 AUGUST

Port Sorell and Environs Strategic Plan

Since the adoption of the Port Sorell and Environs Strategic Plan 2008, many key elements have been realised and the town is now a much more self-sufficient community with improved shopping, education and community facilities.
With respect to population growth, Port Sorell has continued to grow however the rate of growth has been slower than anticipated in 2008.

Additionally, there have been extensive investigations into sea level rise, stormwater management, water supply capacity and sewer capacity.

All these issues are now significant influences on growth throughout the Port Sorell area and indicated to Latrobe Council that it was an appropriate time to review the Port Sorell Strategic Plan 2008.

“The project ultimately provides an integrated framework for the future growth and development of the Port Sorell and environs based on community engagement earlier this year.

The key aims of this review includes documenting what has and has not progressed and what has varied; a review of the demographics of the area; evaluation of both the benefits of the new town centre and impact on Shearwater Village; impact of recent residential development including the possible issue of over supply of lots; the need to retain various parcels of Council owned land; the preparation of a development concept and design principles for the vacant land in the town centre and the former Shearwater Golf Club land as well as review of traffic functioning of Alexander Street including the Poyston Street intersection and commercial development facilitation,” said Strategic Planner, Mrs Sharon Holland.

Port Sorell Strategic Plan Review June 2018 FINAL(9377 kb)

Camp Banksia Master Plan and Feasibility Assessment Reports

Another key piece in Port Sorell's planning is consideration of the future potential of the Camp Banksia site.

Council is currently considering the best way to develop the Camp Banksia facility and would appreciate your input.

An options report containing four ideas for the future of this facility is available for download and comment. 

Concept drawings of each option will also be on display around Port Sorell, including at the Camp Banksia office.

An options report containing four ideas for this 6-hectare facility; two proposing retention and upgrading of Camp Banksia buildings and on-site activities for group accommodation and local community use and two proposing removal of group accommodation infrastructure and conversion to sporting facilities.

Both review documents are available below.

Camp Banksia Master Plan June 2018(2720 kb)

Camp Banksia Feasibility Assessment Report(772 kb)

to enable public feedback on the recommendations they contain.

The Camp Banksia report is best considered in the context of the broader Port Sorell plan to ensure the right mix of facilities, infrastructure and green belts across the entire area.

Representations to Latrobe Council’s General Manager via P O Box 63, Latrobe or council@latrobe.tas.gov.au will be accepted until 4:30 pm on 15 August.

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