Amendment C264hume to the Hume Planning Scheme
The Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan was approved by the Minister for Planning and gazetted on 21 January 2022 under Amendment C246hume to the Hume Planning Scheme.
On 18 November 2022 under Amendment C264hume, the amendment was updated to correct minor errors.
To view a copy of the final amendment documentation, including the Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan, refer to:
- Craigieburn West PSP – September 2021 (Amended August 2022) (PDF) (Approved and Gazetted)
- Craigieburn R2 PSP – September 2010 (Amended September 2021) (PDF) (Approved and Gazetted)
- Amendment C246hume
Amendment C260 to the Hume Planning Scheme
The Craigieburn West Infrastructure Contribution Plan was gazetted on 21 January 2022 under Amendment C260 to the Hume Planning Scheme.
To view a copy of the final amendment documentation, including the Craigieburn West Infrastructure Contributions Plan, refer to:
About the Infrastructure Contributions Plan
An Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP) is the primary method for local councils to collect funds to contribute towards the basic and essential local infrastructure new suburbs require.
The type and location of the local infrastructure, including public land, has been identified in the Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan which was approved and gazetted in January 2022.
Together, the Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan and ICP will guide and deliver new urban development in the area.
- Fact Sheet #1: What is the act (Public Land Act 2018) (PDF)
- Fact Sheet #2: ICP implementation (PDF)
- Fact Sheet #3: Requirements for changed approach (PDF)
- Fact Sheet #4: Infrastructure Contributions Plans – FAQs (PDF)
Interactive map of Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan
A Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) is a land use and infrastructure plan to guide the development of an area over time. It provides certainty for community members and developers by providing a long-term vision for how an area will develop in the future.
A PSP sets out the preferred locations of residential and employment land and infrastructure, and provides guidance for transport and parking, urban design, heritage and character, open spaces and integrated water management.
Together with the broader planning framework, precinct structure planning is an important part of the Victorian Government’s strategy to address population growth, housing and employment demands.
The draft plan considers the:
- existing natural features of the site
- surrounding uses
- infrastructure needs of the community.
Several technical investigations have been undertaken to prepare the draft plan including:
- economic and retail assessment
- geotechnical assessment
- traffic and transport assessment (existing conditions)
- Aboriginal Heritage and Post Contract Heritage assessment
- land contamination assessment
- landscape assessment
- Integrated Water Management
- Arboricultural assessment
- Services and utilities assessment
The VPA has prepared the draft plan with the assistance of:
- Hume City Council;
- State Government agencies;
- Service authorities; and
- key stakeholders.
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) in conjunction with Hume City Council are working to prepare the Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan to guide new urban development and the delivery of key infrastructure within the Craigieburn West site.
The draft plan will deliver land to support a range of housing types, jobs, local parks, community uses, schools and key infrastructure.
Once finalised, the PSP will be incorporated into the Hume Planning Scheme to implement the final plan.
The plan will support the development of a new community with approximately 8,300 new homes on a variety of lot sizes to support the housing and affordability needs of the growing community.
The draft plan responds to the existing significant features of the Craigieburn West precinct. As such, it will protect and enhance nationally significant conservation areas.
The plan includes more than 116 hectares of open space, including local parks, sporting fields, waterways and conservation areas.
- The draft plan also includes:
- 1 local town centre
- 2 local community facilities
- 2 future government primary school sites
- 1 future government secondary school site
- 1 future non-government school site
- 16 local parks, active open spaces, and a north-south linear park.
The Craigieburn West precinct is generally bounded by:
- Mt Ridley Roadand Lindum Vale PSP to the north;
- Craigieburn PSP (referred to as R2) to the east;
- Greenvale North PSP(R1) to the south; and
- Mickleham Road and theUrban Growth Boundary to the west.
The PSP proposes an overall average density target of 20 dwellings per developable hectare. The density of 26 dwellings per developable hectare is targeted within the town centre walkable catchment.
The draft plan includes multiple key employment areas that will support a diverse range of business enterprises.
- Local Town Centre including supermarket, specialty retail and commercial floor space
- Employment in the education (proposed school) and social services (community centre) sectors
- The Craigieburn West PSP is located within a 20 minute commute of a number of significant employment hubs, which include (but are not limited to):
- Melbourne International Airport
- The Craigieburn, Coolaroo and Campbellfield industrial precincts; and
- Merrifield City
- The Craigieburn West precinct is also within a 20-minute commute of the Craigieburn Rail Station, providing rail access to the Melbourne CBD and other parts of Melbourne.
The draft plan will facilitate a transport network that integrates with the surrounding established areas and supports active and public transport options, movement of goods and connections to jobs.
An Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP) is a simplified system for funding basic and essential local infrastructure required for a new community.
An ICP ensures that developers within a new precinct contribute to the cost of providing new intersections, local open space and community facilities.
An 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 to fund additional infrastructure needs.
For further information, refer to Infrastructure Contributions Plans.
The plan includes a precinct infrastructure contributions plan that identifies key infrastructure to support future uses.
A standard Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP) will detail the local infrastructure items such as key road connections, integrated community facilities, parks and sports-fields. The ICP will ensure developers in the Craigieburn West precinct contribute to the cost of providing new intersections, local open space and community facilities.
The Craigieburn West ICP is not included as an exhibited document as it is proposed to be a standard levy. Standard levy ICPs are exempt from public consultation and notification.
About the precinct
The Craigieburn West Precinct is located in the Hume City Council local government area, in Melbourne’s North Growth Corridor.
The precinct covers approximately 562 hectares of land generally bounded by Mt Ridley Road to the north, Craigieburn PSP (R2) to the east, Greenvale North PSP (R1) to the south, and the Urban Growth Boundary to the west.
Why is this work happening?
The Craigieburn area has been earmarked for urban development for more than a decade, and forms part of Melbourne’s North Growth Corridor.
Being part of the North Growth Corridor means that the land has already been identified to transition to accommodate new homes, jobs, schools and community uses.
The VPA is working to deliver on the Victorian Government’s objectives to speed up the delivery of new housing and employment in Melbourne to meet the needs of a growing population and provide homes and jobs for Victorians.
Providing more land for housing and jobs will mean Melburnians have access to a range of homes that suit different needs, budgets and lifestyle choices. It also helps put downward pressure on housing prices.
Land planned for residential and employment uses will be supported by community facilities, open space, shops, a proposed school and essential services such as water, sewer and electricity.