Croskell Precinct Structure Plan
The Croskell Precinct Structure Plan area is located on Bunurong Country. The 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 and present 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
Interactive map of Croskell Precinct Structure Plan
The Croskell Precinct Structure Plan will deliver a mix of new homes and businesses in the future. In accordance with State Government policy, the majority of the precinct will be a Regionally Significant Commercial Area. This means most of the land will be used for future commercial and industrial purposes. The precinct will also deliver housing, community infrastructure, sports fields, roads and other essential infrastructure, bike paths and open space.
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working with the City of Casey, state government agencies, service authorities and other stakeholders to plan and deliver the Croskell Precinct Structure Plan. Council is an important partner in the preparation of a future plan for the Croskell PSP but VPA is leading the process.
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) a Victorian Government statutory authority that plans for urban growth across Victoria. We report to the Minister for Planning.
The VPA’s main task is to make sure Melbourne and Victoria’s regions remain great places to live and work. This requires vision and long-term planning to ensure our growing population has equitable access to employment, public transport, attractive public spaces and affordable housing.
We do this by working closely with councils, government agencies and the planning and development community on integrated land use and infrastructure coordination for new communities and strategically important precincts.
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.
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.
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.