Donnybrook/Woodstock Precinct Structure Plan

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) has prepared a draft Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) with the assistance of the City of Whittlesea, Shire of Mitchell, Government agencies, service authorities and major stakeholders. The PSP will guide development of a new residential precinct in Donnybrook and Woodstock.

The Donnybrook/Woodstock PSP covers an area of approximately 1,786 hectares in the City of Whittlesea and Shire of Mitchell. Located north of Donnybrook Road between the Melbourne-Sydney Railway and Epping-Merriang Road. This precinct will ultimately support a residential community of approximately 16,400 dwellings, a projected population of around 46,000 and deliver more than 3,000 local jobs.

The Donnybrook / Woodstock precincts will develop as an attractive place to call a home, with a strong emphasis on the retention of natural features and high quality landscaping in an urban environment supported by strong transport connections and community facilities. Development of the Precinct will create a diverse mix of residential neighbourhoods linked by a variety of local town centres, schools and other community facilities. The distribution of local centres which serve a variety of roles and functions will promote self-sufficiency for residents of the Precinct in meeting local daily retail and convenience needs. Residential and business development will capitalise on the Precinct’s proximity to the existing Donnybrook train station, as well as the future Lockerbie Principal Town Centre and Lockerbie Train Station.

Infrastructure Contributions

An ICP is a simplified system for funding basic and essential local infrastructure required by a new community.

The 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.

Through the preparation of Precinct Structure Plans, the VPA together with Councils has sought to understand and plan for the needs of the future community by anticipating the requirements of roads, intersections, bridges, community buildings and sports and recreation facilities.

This local infrastructure is funded through an Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP).

Within the south east growth area the standard levy for is $339,000 per net developable hectare for residential areas and $158,500 per net developable hectare for employment areas.

Within the north west growth area the standard levy for is $328,500 per net developable hectare for residential areas and $155,000 per net developable hectare for employment areas.

More information relating to the ICP can be found here.

More information relating to infrastructure items proposed for a particular PSP can be found in the Precinct Infrastructure Plan of that PSP.

The types of infrastructure that can be included in an ICP are referred to as allowable items.

The allowable items are listed in the Ministerial Direction on the Preparation and Content of Infrastructure Contributions Plans which can be found below:

Preparation and Content and Reporting Requirements for Infrastructure Contribution Plans

Supporting Documentation

Donnybrook/Woodstock Precinct Structure Plan - October 2015
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Donnybrook/Woodstock Precinct Structure Plan - October 2015
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Hearing document 41 - MPA revised PSP table 3 and 4
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Changes matrix - June 2016 version 3
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Donnybrook Woodstock and English Street Community Infrastructure Needs Assessment - Addendum August 2015 Capire
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Donnybook Woodstock and English Street - Community Infrastructure Needs Assessment - Capire - October 2014
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Visual Character Assessment - COW - January 2015
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Woodstock Post Contact Heritage Assessment - Context - August 2013
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Donnybrook woodstock - Land Capability Assessment - Meinhardt - June 2013
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Scattered Tree Assessment - Biosis - August 2014
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Traffic Modelling - GTA - November 2014
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Utilities Servicing and Infrastructure Assessment - Cardno - September 2014
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Arboricultural Report - Tree Tec - June 2013
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Community Infrastructure Needs Assessment - Capire - Adendum Appendix B -August 2015
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Donnybrook Post Contact Heritage Assessment - Conect - August 2013
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Donnybrook Station Development Concepts - Opus - January 2015
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Economic Assessment - Essential Economics - June 2014
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Economic Assessment - Essential Economics - June 2015 - Update
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Growling Grass Frog Habitat Assessment - Ecology Australia - March 2014
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Infrastructure Design - One Mile Grid - October 2015
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Donnybrook Woodstock - Integrated Water Management - ARUP - June 2014
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Donnybrook Woodstock and English Street Community Infrastructure Needs Assessment - Capire - Adendum - August 2015
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Donnbrook Woodstock ICP land assessments March 2017
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