Amendment GC55 to the Mitchell and Whittlesea Planning Schemes
The Beveridge Central Precinct Structure Plan was approved by the Minister for Planning in December 2018 and gazetted in January 2019 under Amendment GC55 to the Mitchell and Whittlesea Planning Schemes.
To view a copy of the final amendment documentation, including the Beveridge Central Precinct Structure Plan, refer to:
About the Precinct Structure Plan
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) has worked closely with Mitchell Shire Council and the City of Whittlesea to prepare and exhibit the Beveridge Central Precinct Structure Plan and associated documentation under Amendment GC55 to the Mitchell and Whittlesea Planning Schemes.
The final Beveridge Central Precinct Structure Plan aims to deliver 3,400 homes close to schools, trains and upgraded roads. The plan also reserves land for four local parks and sports fields.
Interactive Map of Beveridge Central Precinct Structure Plan
The Beveridge Central Precinct Structure Plan has been approved by the Minister for Planning. The last stage of the planning process will be the approval of the associated Infrastructure Contribution Plan (ICP) which will allow development of this area to begin.
The plan provides 3,400 lots to align with the Victorian Government’s Homes for Victorians strategy. This strategy aims to provide an additional 100,000 lots across Melbourne’s greenfields.
The land applies to 292 hectares of land generally bounded by Rankin Street to the south, Camerons Lane and the existing Beveridge Township to the north and north-east, Stewart Street to the east and Patterson Street and the existing Mandalay development to the west.
The Beveridge Central Precinct Structure Plan paints a vision of a walkable residential neighbourhood with just 3,400 lots. This suburb will have a density of 16.5 dwellings per net developable hectare.
The plan reserves land for four local parks, sports fields and a heritage reserve to protect the original home of Ned Kelly’s family, now one of Victoria’s oldest homes.
Beverage Central is just west of land within the approved Lockerbie North Precinct Structure Plan which, when developed, will have four schools, two town centres, sports fields and a future train station.
Furthermore, Beveridge Central will be adjacent to the Mandalay Estate, much of which has already been developed. The Mandalay Estate includes the $6.74 million Mandalay Kindergarten and Community Centre, which has been constructed. The centre includes a kindergarten, specialist children’s services and community rooms.
The plan sets aside land for extensive upgrades to the road network, including a new interchange at Camerons Lane, a critical piece of infrastructure. In addition, a new railway station to the east of the precinct will be developed as part of the upgrade to the Wallan line, with funding set aside from the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution fund.
The closest future jobs hub will be within the Lockerbie precinct, which will have a major town centre and several smaller convenience centres. The precinct is a short drive to Epping and Craigieburn, thriving employment hubs.
Beveridge Central is located adjacent to the Lockerbie North precinct which has planned for a future train station. In regards to existing public transport, there is a bus service currently connecting Mandalay Estate to Craigieburn Station, which runs through the Beveridge Central area. The precinct is also 10-15 minute drive to the existing train stations of Wallan and Donnybrook.
This land has been included within the Urban Growth Boundary since 2010 and is not used for agriculture. It is well-placed for development, with few constraints.
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