Help shape future development in Berry

Published on 22 December 2023

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Council is embarking on an exciting journey to shape the future development of Berry and is calling on the community to share its ideas and views to produce a new Development Control Plan (DCP) for the area. 

Input from residents, business operators and visitors will guide the evolution of the new DCP that sets the parameters for the design, appearance and siting of new buildings in the town. Development controls set the rules for new development and provide criteria for Council to assess development proposals. 

“Berry is an iconic heritage town where people love to live and has a unique physical characteristic and rural, boutique character that attracts visitors, which underpins its identity and economy,” said Director City Futures, Coralie McCarthy. 

“We want to know what you cherish about Berry’s current charm and what you envision for its future. Your thoughts can influence the planning controls that will define the character of this beloved town,” Ms McCarthy said.  

The first stage of the community engagement asks for the community’s views and ideas about Berry’s characteristic values. Council will consider this feedback to guide the next stage of community consultation and future planning documents for Berry.  

An online survey is now open and future face-to-face engagement activities are planned for March 2024. 

Visit Council’s Get Involved webpage to learn more about this work, complete the Online Survey and subscribe to receive updates on the work.  

Paper survey forms are also available from Council’s offices and the Berry Village Pool. The survey will be open until 5pm, 16 February 2024