Duramana Master Plan

Consultation has concluded

Council has commenced the master planning for the Duramana Road residential precinct within Eglinton (the vacant residential land on the western side of Eglinton, to the north of Freemantle Road). Council engaged consultants who developed a master plan for the site. The master plan includes residential (low and medium density), open space areas, neighbourhood activity centre (including a supermarket, speciality stores and other community uses) within the subdivision.

At the recent Eglinton village meeting in May 2019 the community raised concerns in relation to the draft Duramana Master Plan. The draft Duramana Master Plan applies to the land formerly owned by 2BS and other adjoining lands at the north-west of Eglinton. Council officers gave an undertaking to hold a further public information session in relation to the draft master plan. A public information session was held on 13 June 2019. Minutes of the meeting are available in the document library.

Council has commenced the master planning for the Duramana Road residential precinct within Eglinton (the vacant residential land on the western side of Eglinton, to the north of Freemantle Road). Council engaged consultants who developed a master plan for the site. The master plan includes residential (low and medium density), open space areas, neighbourhood activity centre (including a supermarket, speciality stores and other community uses) within the subdivision.

At the recent Eglinton village meeting in May 2019 the community raised concerns in relation to the draft Duramana Master Plan. The draft Duramana Master Plan applies to the land formerly owned by 2BS and other adjoining lands at the north-west of Eglinton. Council officers gave an undertaking to hold a further public information session in relation to the draft master plan. A public information session was held on 13 June 2019. Minutes of the meeting are available in the document library.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.
    Following detailed investigations, Council zoned land around the eastern, northern and western boundaries of Eglinton in 2011 for urban purposes to support the expansion of Eglinton.   The expansion of Eglinton was the result of ongoing pressures for new housing in the village due to the attractiveness of Eglinton as a desirable place to live.

    Council commenced a process to master plan the vacant residential land on the western side of Eglinton (north of Freemantle Road) as this land had been zoned in 2011 for residential housing and a new local neighbourhood activity centre to support the expanded village.   The master

    Following detailed investigations, Council zoned land around the eastern, northern and western boundaries of Eglinton in 2011 for urban purposes to support the expansion of Eglinton.   The expansion of Eglinton was the result of ongoing pressures for new housing in the village due to the attractiveness of Eglinton as a desirable place to live.

    Council commenced a process to master plan the vacant residential land on the western side of Eglinton (north of Freemantle Road) as this land had been zoned in 2011 for residential housing and a new local neighbourhood activity centre to support the expanded village.   The master plan was prepared to identify a best practice approach to deliver new low & medium density housing, open spaces and a neighbourhood activity centre including a small supermarket.   The ability to provide housing choice and diversity was a key priority of the master plan, given that Bathurst's population is continuing to age, household size is declining and the cost of housing is increasing.   

    Council is now seeking your comments on the draft master plan to determine how it's principles might best be implemented in Council's planning instruments.

    Please provide your feedback below.

    Consultation has concluded