Plans for 20,000 new homes and 6000 jobs have been released for public comment to guide development around Sunbury for the next 30 years.
The Andrews Labor Government has released two major plans for new housing, public transport and community infrastructure for the Lancefield Road and Sunbury South precincts.
The two precinct structure plans, prepared by the Victorian Planning Authority, are expected to generate more than $800 million through development levies to fund local infrastructure.
The Lancefield Road plan applies to about 1095 hectares of land bound by Racecourse Road and the Jacksons Creek to the west, Gellies Road to the south, Emu Creek to the east, and a future conservation reserve to the north.
Plans for Sunbury South cover about 1798 hectares of land, bound by Watsons Road and the Jacksons Creek to the south, Gellies Road and the Emu Creek to the north and north-east, the transmission line easement to the east and Vineyard Road to the west.
The plans include an extension of Elizabeth Drive to complete the ring road around Sunbury, two new road crossings of Jacksons Creek and two new train stations with car parking.
Land has been allocated for seven new primary schools and three secondary schools, plus new community, shopping and entertainment facilities.
Information about the plans and consultation is available here.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne
“We are putting people first by consulting and drafting plans for schools, train stations and shops well ahead of development.”
“Sunbury has been earmarked for growth since the 1970s, and we’re making sure the right infrastructure and services are ready. ”
“The majority of residents will be able to access their work, local schools and shops close to their home.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull
“While it will take another 30 years for Sunbury to develop, we need long-term plans in place which have input from the community.”
“These plans will guide new infrastructure, better services and a wealth of additional community facilities which are close to home for Sunbury residents.”