The Structure Plan preparation has been progressing as outlined on this page. However, more recently there have been a number of external delays which are unfortunately beyond the control of Council.
It has become apparent that, due to the complexity of the plan, more time is needed by Council and the five relevant government agencies to consider the draft Structure Plan before it can be reported to Council and placed on public exhibition.
Council understands that the timeframes given previously have now passed and would like to assure local residents and the broader community that we are continuing to work towards a resolution to allow the project to be reported to Council in September 2016.
It is imperative that a new Strategic Centre in this location is supported by an appropriate level of infrastructure. A vibrant new town centre at Frenchs Forest needs to be supported by other community needs, such as new and/or enhanced community facilities, educational establishments, open space, and transport infrastructure. Council is actively working towards the finalisation of the Hospital Structure Plan and will update the project page as more information becomes available.