Amendment C205 to the Hume Planning Scheme
The Lindum Vale Precinct Structure Plan was approved by the Minister for Planning and gazetted in July 2019 under Amendment C205 to the Hume Planning Scheme.
To review the final gazetted documents, refer to:
- Lindum Vale – Precinct Structure Plan – September 2018 (PDF)
- Lindum Vale – Native Vegetation Precinct Plan – September 2018 (PDF)
To view a copy of all final amendment documentation, refer to:
This approval includes a native vegetation precinct plan to protect and manage the removal or conservation of important areas of vegetation or habitat. The 144-hectare precinct will accommodate 1,700 dwellings and link the residential precincts of Merrifield West and Craigieburn West.
Lindum Vale will have access to a network of schools, community centres, sports reserves and town centres.
The precinct will protect Mt Ridley’s significant landscape and biodiversity assets through an extensive open space network that will become a prime feature of the area and supported by off-road shared paths and bicycle paths.
Amendment C236 to the Hume Planning Scheme
The Lindum Vale Infrastructure Contribution Plan was gazetted on 18 July under Amendment C236 to the Hume Planning Scheme.
To view a copy of the final amendment documentation, including the Lindum Vale 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 Lindum Vale Precinct Structure Plan which was approved and gazetted in July 2019.
Together, the Lindum Vale 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 Lindum Vale Precinct Structure Plan
Upon completion, the plan will provide:
- A residential area that will accommodate 1,500 new homes;
- A local convenience centre that will accommodate small scale shopping opportunities;
- A network of local parks running east-west and north-south that accommodate and conserve the majority of indigenous trees within the precinct. These trees, predominantly River Red Gums and Grey Box Gums, will create a strong neighbourhood character which references its rural history;
- A central local park that accommodates a wetland surrounded by indigenous trees and links to the adjoining eastern open space via walking paths;
- A conservation area in the south-eastern corner that protects endangered native grasses;
- Large lots with a landscaped buffer along the eastern boundary that will ensure the visual amenity and privacy of existing residents is protected;
- The continued protection of the historic former Parnell’s Inn (also known as the Old Mickleham Post Office) under local heritage controls and future development that responds appropriately to this site of local significance; and
- An extension of the existing road network through a new north-south connector road that will support the future Aitken Boulevard to the east, widening of Mt Ridley Road to 40 metres and a local street network that connects to Callaway Drive, Cooinda Avenue, and potentially Billabong Court.
The standard levy rate for the north-west region will be $334,300 per hectare for residential development, including town centres, and $154,600 per hectare for dedicated commercial and industrial areas.
Yes. The ICP will be implemented via a separate amendment process to follow the PSP amendment (Hume Amendment C205).
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