East of Aberline Precinct Structure Plan

East of Aberline Precinct Structure Plan

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is assisting Warrnambool City Council in the preparation of the East of Aberline Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) to guide new urban development in Warrnambool.

The PSP is located between Wangoom Road to the north, Dales Road to the south, Aberline Road to the west, and Horne Road to the east. Wangoom Road, the northern boundary of the PSP area, is also the municipal boundary to Moyne Shire.

The PSP area covers approximately 360 hectares of land and will provide up to 4000 homes to accommodate a population of more than 9,000. The PSP will also provide approximately 500 jobs, as well as community facilities and local parks.

The PSP is well located adjacent to other key development sites identified in the Warrnambool Planning Scheme such as the Eastern Activity Precinct and the Horne Road Industrial Precinct.

Key opportunities

Key opportunities for the precinct include:

  • Encouraging a range of housing types and residential densities
  • Providing community infrastructure in in consideration of facilities available in the surrounding areas
  • Take advantage of natural features including remnant vegetation along fence lines and dams and provide for passive recreation, revegetation and education opportunities whilst preserving key view lines
  • Integrate with adjoining Activity Centre and employment areas
  • Flood mitigation and improvements to drainage
  • Provide active transport initiatives such as reducing car dependency and support low carbon footprint, by encouraging a permeable street network, higher densities along main transport routes and locating key activities where transport routes intersect.

Neighbourhood Character Principles

The following principles have been developed to define how the neighbourhood character and sense of place will be developed through the PSP process:

  • Plan for environmental sustainability
  • Sustainable building design, including lot orientation
  • Encourage low carbon neighbourhoods
  • Integrate transport and land use planning
  • Create a precinct with high amenity and character and manage land use conflicts at the edge of Warrnambool’s settlement boundary
  • Create diverse and vibrant new communities
  • Protect biodiversity, waterways and cultural heritage values
  • Create integrated open space networks
  • Ensure the efficient and orderly provision of infrastructure and services.

Further information, including technical reports are available on Council’s website: https://www.warrnambool.vic.gov.au/east-aberline-precinct-structure-plan

 

 

Supporting Documentation

East of Aberline PSP - Key Issues Paper - VPA - Feb19
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East of Aberline PSP - Agency Workshop 250218 - Meeting Minutes
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East of Aberline PSP - Agency Workshop 250218 - Attendance List
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East of Aberline PSP - Agency Workshop 250218 - Presentation
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East of Aberline PSP - Landowner Workshop 090419 - Minutes
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East of Aberline PSP - Landowner Workshop 090419 - Presentation
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East of Aberline PSP - Contour Plan
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East of Aberline PSP - Elevation Analysis
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East of Aberline PSP - Local Context Plan
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East of Aberline PSP - Site Plan
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East of Aberline PSP - Slope Analysis
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Bushfire Development Report - Terramatrix - Dec18
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Flora and Fauna Assessment - Ecology and Heritage Partners - Jan18
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Growling Grass Frog Study - Landtech Consulting - Jan19
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Infrastructure and Servicing Assessment - Spiire - Oct17
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Land Capability Assessment - Austral - Apr19
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Landscape and Viewshed Assessment - Spiire - Aug17
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Landscape Strategy - Spiire - Jul18
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Start w Water - Informing the East of Aberline Rd PSP_Feb 19
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East of Aberline PSP - Newsletter_Landowner Update_April19
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East of Aberline PSP Stakeholder Newsletter - November 2019
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