Michelago Masterplan

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Council have now engaged consultants to develop a masterplan for the village of Michelago. The Michelago Masterplan (masterplan) is a short term action of The Snowy Monaro Settlements Strategy (currently on public exhibition) and will be instrumental in helping to guide a sustainable future for the village.



What is a masterplan?

A masterplan is a high-level plan that sets out a vision for how certain areas can develop and change into the future.

Who prepares a masterplan?

In this case, the masterplan will be prepared by a specialist consultant team (e.g. traffic, parking, transport, economic viability, urban design) with input and advice from Council, the local community and businesses.

Why does Michelago need a masterplan?

There is growing demand for rural property in places like Michelago from people looking for a rural lifestyle within a short distance of Canberra.

Michelago is at a crossroads where it could either remain a rural village or grow into small town. While increasing housing may contribute to improvements in Michelago’s infrastructure, community facilities and business opportunities, we know that residents also want to preserve what they loves about their home town.

Council has therefore initiated a masterplan process to guide Michelago through these important decisions, ensuring the town evolves purposefully and that the community gets a say in its future.

What will the masterplan include?

Once completed, the masterplan will:

  • Set out a physical structure for Michelago incorporating residential, commercial and open space uses, based on a constraints and opportunities analysis
  • Provide recommendations for a development Contributions Plan
  • Be implemented through amendments to the Development Control Plan (DCP).

We want to hear from you…

In 2020, we asked you to help us create a shared vision for the future of Michelago. We asked what you wanted to see protected, improved or added in Michelago, and how we could achieve this.

Our next step will be to take your feedback and our research, and develop a draft Masterplan, which will be on public exhibition early this year. During this exhibition period we will ask you to provide your feedback on the draft plans and let us know what may need to be amended to better suit your needs or wants for future development at Michelago.

Opportunities for consultation will be published on this webpage. Please check this page regularly to keep up to date on upcoming activities to get involved and provide feedback. We would love to hear from you.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be asking you to share your vision for Michelago by:

  • emailing us ideas
  • attending an online ‘big ideas for Michelago’ workshop.


Council have now engaged consultants to develop a masterplan for the village of Michelago. The Michelago Masterplan (masterplan) is a short term action of The Snowy Monaro Settlements Strategy (currently on public exhibition) and will be instrumental in helping to guide a sustainable future for the village.



What is a masterplan?

A masterplan is a high-level plan that sets out a vision for how certain areas can develop and change into the future.

Who prepares a masterplan?

In this case, the masterplan will be prepared by a specialist consultant team (e.g. traffic, parking, transport, economic viability, urban design) with input and advice from Council, the local community and businesses.

Why does Michelago need a masterplan?

There is growing demand for rural property in places like Michelago from people looking for a rural lifestyle within a short distance of Canberra.

Michelago is at a crossroads where it could either remain a rural village or grow into small town. While increasing housing may contribute to improvements in Michelago’s infrastructure, community facilities and business opportunities, we know that residents also want to preserve what they loves about their home town.

Council has therefore initiated a masterplan process to guide Michelago through these important decisions, ensuring the town evolves purposefully and that the community gets a say in its future.

What will the masterplan include?

Once completed, the masterplan will:

  • Set out a physical structure for Michelago incorporating residential, commercial and open space uses, based on a constraints and opportunities analysis
  • Provide recommendations for a development Contributions Plan
  • Be implemented through amendments to the Development Control Plan (DCP).

We want to hear from you…

In 2020, we asked you to help us create a shared vision for the future of Michelago. We asked what you wanted to see protected, improved or added in Michelago, and how we could achieve this.

Our next step will be to take your feedback and our research, and develop a draft Masterplan, which will be on public exhibition early this year. During this exhibition period we will ask you to provide your feedback on the draft plans and let us know what may need to be amended to better suit your needs or wants for future development at Michelago.

Opportunities for consultation will be published on this webpage. Please check this page regularly to keep up to date on upcoming activities to get involved and provide feedback. We would love to hear from you.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be asking you to share your vision for Michelago by:

  • emailing us ideas
  • attending an online ‘big ideas for Michelago’ workshop.


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