Croskell Precinct Structure Plan
The Croskell Precinct Structure Plan area is located on Bunurong Country. The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) proudly acknowledges the Bunurong People as the Traditional Custodians of the Croskell Precinct Structure Plan area. We recognise their continuing connection to the lands and waters of Bunurong Country. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Nations People.
The VPA is preparing a Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) and accompanying Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP) for the Croskell precinct, working in partnership with Casey City Council, State government agencies and service authorities.
The Croskell precinct is located approximately 40km southeast of Melbourne’s central business district within the City of Casey. The precinct encompasses around 305 hectares and is bounded by Thompsons Road to the north and Berwick Cranbourne Road to the east.
In accordance with Government strategic planning policy directions, the Croskell PSP will deliver a Regionally Significant Commercial Area with accompanying homes, community facilities, schools, drainage infrastructure, roads, pedestrian/bike paths and open space.
The PSP will be prepared in line with the new VPA Precinct Structure Planning Guidelines: New Communities in Victoria and PSP 2.0 process.
The Croskell PSP includes land currently used for farming
Croskell Community Q&A Pop-ups
The VPA and Council will be hosting a series of pop up community Q&A’s in October 2022 to answer any questions you might have about the commencement of planning for this new precinct and what opportunities you will have to get involved in the future.
Tuesday 25 October – Online via ZOOM – 5pm – 6pm
Meeting ID: 899 2364 6035 / Passcode: 584441
Wednesday 26 October – Selandra Community Hub – Main Foyer – 12pm – 2pm
7-9 Selandra Blvd, Clyde North VIC 3978
If none of the listed times/date are suitable – please email Richard at Richard.Overall@vpa.vic.gov.au and we can arrange an alternative time to meet.
Interactive map of Croskell Precinct Structure Plan
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is an independent statutory authority that reports to the Victorian Minister for Planning and is a key source of strategic planning advice.
The VPA’s main task is to ensure Melbourne and Victoria’s regions remain great places to live. This requires vision and long-term planning to ensure Victorians have equitable access to employment, public transport, attractive public space and affordable housing for our growing population.
A Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) is a land use plan that sets a long-term vision for how an area will develop in the future. It provides certainty for community members and developers about what change is expected in an area by setting out the preferred location for different land uses and infrastructure. The PSP guides the staging of development, subdivision permits, building permits and infrastructure delivery and helps the relevant Council respond to issues such as land use and development, transport and parking, building and urban design, heritage, character, employment, open spaces, infrastructure provision and other matters.
A PSP is implemented through a planning scheme amendment to the relevant council’s planning scheme.
An Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP) is a simplified system for funding basic and essential local infrastructure required by a new community.
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.
PSP 2.0 means that stakeholders will be engaged in the Precinct Structure Plans (PSP) preparation process earlier, with the opportunity to contribute to the collaborative co-design for the precinct. Councils, agencies and landowners / developers will have the opportunity to contribute to the preparation of the plan via pitching sessions, vision & purpose and place-based co-design workshops. Through this process it is intended that any issues to be addressed by the plan are identified early, to produce a more streamlined PSP preparation process and better outcomes for future communities.
The PSP then progresses through the exhibition, Panel and finalisation process in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, although with a sharper focus on the key outstanding issues with most matters resolved during the early stages of collaborative co-design.
Yes – absolutely. Under the statutory requirements of the planning scheme amendment process under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, all parties who want to make a submission on any plan prepared by the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) will be able to so during the formal exhibition process and be heard at Panel. Exhibition information is available on individual project pages and affected stakeholders will be notified of the opportunity to provide comment on individual Precinct Structure Plans (PSP) at the time of exhibition.
The timing of exhibition for the Croskell PSP is targeted to occur in mid 2023.
During the exhibition of a planning scheme amendment, the public has an opportunity to comment. Apart from placing an advertisement in the newspaper advising the community of the exhibition, the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) will write to those residents and property owners who may be affected by the amendment. The VPA must take into consideration submissions from the public when it makes a decision on proceeding with an amendment.
How to stay informed
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) will continue to involve you in the planning process as it progresses. Opportunities for informal and formal feedback to the plan will be provided. You can stay up to date by subscribing to the project newsletter in the right-hand toolbar of this webpage.