Greater Broadmeadows

Greater Broadmeadows Draft Framework Plan

Greater Broadmeadows is located at the gateway to the northern growth corridor of Melbourne, 15km and a 30 minute train ride from Melbourne’s CBD.


Greater Broadmeadows will become the powerhouse of Melbourne’s north. Catalyst investments and actions will unlock development potential for growth in local employment and for diversified housing.

The Greater Broadmeadows Draft Framework Plan (PDF) sets out a shared vision for the area for the next three decades. It outlines a range of actions required to achieve this vision. This includes the creation of a vibrant town centre, the facilitation of a range of diverse housing opportunities, the identification of public transport and local road issues and a strong focus on improving the public realm to encourage both public and private development.

You can read more about the strategic outcome areas defined in the draft framework plan above.

Previous consultation

In April 2016, the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) and Hume City Council released a set of key ideas for guiding Greater Broadmeadows urban renewal.

Following extensive community and stakeholder consultation, the VPA and Hume City Council are working to finalise the Greater Broadmeadows Draft Framework Plan. Feedback received from agencies and community during further consultation in May 2017 is being considered. You can view the results of the previous community consultation here.

The VPA accepted written submissions to the Broadmeadows draft plan until  Friday 26 May 2017. 


Background Information

The VPA reports to the Minister for Planning and plans for growth in new suburbs in the urban growth boundary and renewal sites in parts of metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

The VPA has a substantial role as the state strategic planning authority across Victoria, working closely with councils, government agencies and the planning and development community on integrated land use and infrastructure coordination for strategically important development sites and precincts.

Our major tasks include unlocking the supply of land and facilitating housing diversity and affordability, job creation and better development of new communities in new and established areas such as Broadmeadows.

The VPA coordinates state agencies and has been working closely with Hume to consider infrastructure and service needs in areas where urban renewal may occur.

In April 2016, the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) and Hume City Council released a set of key ideas for guiding Greater Broadmeadows urban renewal.

Following extensive community and stakeholder consultation, the VPA and Hume City Council have finalised the Greater Broadmeadows Draft Framework Plan and invite you to comment on it. You can view the results of the previous community consultation here.

This is part of an ongoing engagement process that will lead to the formal exhibition of a number of planning scheme amendments.

The partnership between Hume City Council and the VPA will ensure there is a joint state and local government focus on the actions that need to happen to help transform Broadmeadows.

Developing a future plan for Broadmeadows has been an ongoing process since the release of the Structure Plan in 2012. Since then Hume has consulted on the Hume Central Plan and worked with the community around the Together 3047 project.

Those ideas have helped shape the areas Hume should focus on especially around amenity and transport improvements, more housing options and the need for a jobs focus. They have also shaped key projects such as the Tanderrum Way upgrade and the Broadmeadows Town Park.

The Together 3047 and Hume Horizons 2040 Plan are the most recent examples of discussions that Hume has had with community members about the future of Broadmeadows.

The feedback collected in the 2016 Broadmeadows community engagement  around key ideas has also informed the development of this draft framework plan.


The area of Greater Broadmeadows takes in the area bordered by the Western Ring Road in the South, Moonee Ponds Creek in the west, Barry Road in the north and Sydney road to the east. It includes most of the suburbs of Broadmeadows, Jacana, Dallas and the Maygar Barracks and industrial park near Campbellfield. In a change from the 2016 key ideas document the 2017 Greater Broadmeadows Draft Framework Plan includes the Ford site as a key strategic site and part of Campbellfield.

Next Steps

The VPA is leading a whole-of-government collaboration with Hume to finalise a Framework Plan that will guide the transformation of Greater Broadmeadows by setting a strategic direction for the area.

The plan confirms the future vision for the area, sets out key principles, outlines strategic outcome areas and ends with an implementation plan to detail how the key actions will be implemented.

The Greater Broadmeadows Draft Framework Plan outlines 5 strategic outcome areas to unlock the potential for redevelopment.

You can read more about each strategic outcome area by selecting it from the list below:

You can read more about any of these strategic outcome areas in the Greater Broadmeadows Draft Framework Plan.

The Draft Framework Plan incorporates many of the themes, projects and ideas present in the 2012 Structure plan. It builds on them to recognise new ideas and opportunities and investigates changes in an enlarged area. Informed by the community consultation conducted around the key ideas in 2016, the 2017 Draft Framework Plan has resulted in additional projects being identified and included in the Implementation Plan.

Potential changes in land use will be implemented through an amendment to the Hume City Council Planning Scheme. Non-planning matters that need funding such as streetscape improvements and major transport projects will be pursued through the implementation plan that will also involve a range of actions through council’s budget, development contributions and advocacy to other levels of government.

How will the community and local businesses be affected?

Hume City Council is reviewing its residential zones in the main Hume Central area, which may lead to some limited rezoning for key redevelopment sites. There are some further rezonings recommended for consideration through the Draft Framework Plan. When the proposals are fully developed they will be progressed through a planning scheme amendment process that will give community members a chance to have a say on the proposals.

No. There will be master planning of those areas in the future which will work closely with current landowners. Long-term planning for the area will enable landowners to make informed decisions about how they wish to use their land into the future.

A redevelopment of the train station was promised by the then Victorian Government in 2009. A change of government led to that money no longer being allocated to Broadmeadows. The recent $14.3m investment by the Victorian Government includes $4million for an upgrade of part of the station that should improve its access and amenity. We know that a full redevelopment of the station remains a community priority.

Victorian Government

Last year the Victorian Government announced a $14.3m investment in Broadmeadows, including $7 million for the new, revamped Broadmeadows Town Hall. This is in addition to substantial government investment in the area through major projects such as the Global Learning Centre, a GP Super Clinic, the aquatic centre and the Schools Regeneration Project.

The Draft Framework Plan sets a clear direction for Greater Broadmeadows, to attract new businesses to Broadmeadows through better transport connections and amenity improvements such as a greener and livelier town centre with more restaurants and retail spaces.

Supporting Documentation

Greater Broadmeadows Future Directions

Document produced by the MPA and Hume City Council (April 2016)

PDF Version
Broadmeadows Activities Area Structure Plan 2012

Document produced by Hume City Council (2012).

PDF Version
Hume Central - The Vision

Strategic framework for the design and development of Hume City Council's landholdings

PDF Version
Greater Broadmeadows Framework Plan Map
JPG Version
Broadmeadows Public Engagement Outcomes Report

This document contains the full findings and analysis. It is 4MB in size.

DOCX Version
Broadmeadows Public Engagement Summary Report

This document is a summary of the main report. It is 443KB in size.

DOCX Version
Greater Broadmeadows Draft Framework Plan
PDF Version