7 July 2023

Chance for input into future plan for Lakeland

| Sarah Martin
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Lakeland is the gateway to Cape York.

Lakeland is the gateway to Cape York.

LAKELAND residents are being encouraged to have a say on a draft master plan which will guide future development in the rapidly growing agricultural hub.

Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott said the town had become an agricultural powerhouse in the region, with more growth expected, which had triggered the need for a town master plan.

“The sector is projected to keep growing, with increasing demand for housing and infrastructure for residents and workers, as well as tourists travelling to Cooktown and Cape York,” Cr Scott said.

“The Lakeland Master Plan is a crucial step in planning for that expected future growth to ensure the area remains a beautiful place for people to live and work, with the services and amenities needed to support them.”

Community feedback from previous consultations had gone into the draft master plan, he said.

“We are now calling for residents to again provide feedback on this draft plan to ensure the final document reflects the needs of Lakeland residents and businesses.”

The public is invited to a meeting at the Lakeland Town Hall on Tuesday 11 July at 4.30pm to meet the team working on the master plan and provide feedback before the final master plan is released in late 2023.

Visit https://s.surveyplanet.com/a0c1ccqc before 14 July to provide online feedback.

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