The Urban Development Program Regional Report for Baw Baw provides analysis of residential and industrial land supply and demand.

Residential land supply

As measured from July 2006 to March 2012 residential building approval activity within the municipal area of Baw Baw has averaged 542 per annum.

Projected dwelling requirements sourced from Victoria in Future 2012 indicate that from 2011 to 2026 a total of 8,459 additional dwellings (or on average 564 per annum) will be required to house the projected population for the Shire of Baw Baw.

In total (excluding existing vacant residential lots) there is a residential supply of 19,969 potential lots.

It is estimated, based on the identified supply and Victoria in Future 2012 demand projections, there is over 15 years total supply of residential land stocks across the Shire of Baw Baw.

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Industrial land supply

Within the Baw Baw Shire there was a total of 268 hectares of zoned industrial land as at March 2012. Of this land, 108 hectares was available for industrial development. The bulk of industrial land in the municipality of Baw Baw is zoned Industrial 1 (247 hectares) with the remainder (21 hectares) zoned Industrial 3.

Based on analysis of aerial photography and stakeholder consultation, the consumption of land for industrial purposes has averaged 2.1 hectares per annum between 2006 and 2012.

In total, there is in excess of 15 years of industrial zoned land within the municipality based on the average annual rate of land consumption in the period 2006 to 2012.

Baw Baw Ind Cover

Regional Industrial Report - Shire of Baw Baw

The report is also available for downloading in accessible format below.

Industrial Maps

UDP Data

Urban Development Program residential and industrial land supply data is available for download in the zip file below. MapInfo software is required to use them.

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Page last updated: 22/10/19