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Rural HIGAP 

The Rural Hume Integrated Growth Area Plan (Rural HIGAP) covers all land that falls outside the Urban Growth Boundary (excluding Melbourne Airport). It includes the areas of Oaklands Junction, Yuroke, Wildwood, Diggers Rest; the rural parts of Clarkefield; Greenvale and Sunbury, the Keilor area behind Melbourne Airport and Bulla Township. 

Council is currently developing the Rural HIGAP in response to the changes occurring within and around the rural areas and to provide a long term vision and guidance for the areas. Rural HIGAP will guide planning, infrastructure provision and Council investment within the rural areas over the next 25 years. Developing a strategy for the rural areas will provide the missing link between Council’s completed Sunbury and Hume Corridor HIGAP strategies and an up-to-date plan for the whole of Hume. 

Click here to see which areas each HIGAP focuses on.

During 2017 we undertook a survey of landowners in our rural areas to gain a better understanding of how land is used, what is valued, and the issues facing the rural areas. A total of 360 completed surveys were received. Thank you to all who provided their feedback.

The feedback we have received, along with our other research, will be used in the preparation of an Emerging Issues and Options Paper. An opportunity to comment on the Paper will be provided in the middle of 2018.

Updated : 3:55 PM, 30 January 2018

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