Urban Renewal Precincts

Melbourne has always evolved. Renewal and redevelopment of areas allows us to continue this evolution and remain competitive and liveable.

Urban renewal precincts are often old industrial areas that are no longer being used for their original purpose, and could benefit from redevelopment.

Some urban renewal sites include large parcels of land owned by the government, or a single private owner, which can be transformed into great places for people. Additionally, urban renewal precincts also allow the government to deliver on key policy commitments, such as providing affordable housing and sustainable green spaces to the wider community.

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) believes that all urban renewal must respect and celebrate the heritage and identity of areas undergoing change.

Urban renewal precincts allow the Victorian Government to focus development in areas that can leverage existing and planned infrastructure, particularly transport and government landholdings. It allows us to focus development in areas that are well-serviced, to proactively plan for growth.

The VPA is working in a number of urban renewal precincts, including Arden and Macaulay.  We are working in partnership with key stakeholders, including councils, government agencies, developers and the wider community. We will continue to work with partners to develop and implement new planning tools, including developer contribution tools, to support the delivery of these precincts.

An artist impression of the proposed transformation of Arden Precinct

Arden Urban Renewal Precinct

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) and the City of Melbourne are leading the planning for […]

Exterior image of the Berwick Health and Education Precinct

Berwick Health and Education Precinct

Berwick Health and Education Precinct The Berwick Health and Education Precinct covers approximately 122 hectares […]

External image of the Cremorne area looking to the Melbourne skyline

Cremorne Place Implementation Plan

Cremorne Place Implementation Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), Yarra City Council and State Government […]

Wide shot of the Defence Site Maribyrnong

Defence Site Maribyrnong

Planning for Defence Site Maribyrnong Defence Site Maribyrnong (DSM) is a 127.8 hectare parcel of […]

Moonee Ponds Creek landscape

Moonee Ponds Creek

Moonee Ponds Creek Implementation Plan The Moonee Ponds Creek is a unifying north-south spine linking […]

Flinder Street Station looking towards the MCG

Richmond to Docklands precinct

Richmond to Docklands precinct The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working closely with state and […]

Facade of the Sunshine Hospital

Sunshine Health, Wellbeing and Education Precinct

Sunshine Health, Wellbeing and Education Precinct The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), in partnership with Brimbank […]

Wantirna Health Precinct

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working in partnership with Knox City Council and State […]

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