The Werribee Junction PSP area was identified as a ‘logical inclusion’ within the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) by the Logical Inclusions Advisory Committee in 2011 and the Minister for Planning approved the amendment to expand the urban growth boundary to include Werribee Junction PSP area in 2012. The Logical Inclusions Advisory Committee identified potential for employment uses focussed on industry and logistics, with potential for a small area of residential land and associated open space.
The VPA will commence pre-planning for the PSP in June/ July 2017. The VPA will be working closely with Wyndham City Council and other stakeholders in preparing the Werribee Junction PSP.
As the PSP was not included in the Melbourne Strategic Assessment (MSA) and is not covered by the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for Melbourne’s Growth Corridors (2013), the precinct will require a biodiversity assessment to determine conservation values.
Interactive map of Werribee Junction
An ICP is a simplified system for funding basic and essential local infrastructure required by a new community.
The ICP may be made of one or two parts, a standard levy and/ or a supplementary levy. The standard levy is a pre-set rate that may be used to fund transport, community and recreation infrastructure and public land provision. In particular circumstances a supplementary levy may also apply.
Through the preparation of Precinct Structure Plans, the VPA together with Councils has sought to understand and plan for the needs of the future community by anticipating the requirements of roads, intersections, bridges, community buildings and sports and recreation facilities.
This local infrastructure is funded through an Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP).
Within the south east growth area the standard levy for is $339,000 per net developable hectare for residential areas and $158,500 per net developable hectare for employment areas.
Within the north west growth area the standard levy for is $328,500 per net developable hectare for residential areas and $155,000 per net developable hectare for employment areas.
More information relating to the ICP can be found here.
More information relating to infrastructure items proposed for a particular PSP can be found in the Precinct Infrastructure Plan of that PSP.
The types of infrastructure that can be included in an ICP are referred to as allowable items.
The allowable items are listed in the Ministerial Direction on the Preparation and Content of Infrastructure Contributions Plans which can be found below: