Melton East Precinct Structure Plan
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is leading the preparation of a Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) for Melton East, working in collaboration with Melton City Council, State Government agencies, service authorities and landowners.
The Melton East PSP is located 35km north-west of Melbourne’s CBD, to the east of the existing Melton township. The PSP encompasses an area of 1,005ha, bounded by Kororoit Creek to the north-east, Western Freeway to the south, Leakes Road to the east and the Melton Highway to the north-west. The PSP will complement existing surrounding development through the provision of residential and commercial opportunities. The precinct is included in the Melbourne Strategic Assessment area and includes Biodiversity Conservation Strategy conservation areas along Kororoit Creek.
In 2019, the VPA undertook a review of the Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) planning process. The review set a new strategy to streamline PSP preparation by undertaking greater collaboration and co-design with our partners and adapting the resulting PSPs to be more compact and useful.
The Melton East Precinct Structure Plan is being prepared in line with PSP 2.0.
For more information, refer to PSP 2.0.
Historical rock wall found within the Melton East PSP
The project team held Pitching Sessions in March 2022 to hear directly from stakeholders, including local council, government and non-government agencies, landowners and developers. A Vision and Purpose Workshop was held on 27 June 2022 with 77 participants in attendance, with the aim of developing a future vision for the precinct.
The next stakeholder engagement will be through a place-based Co-Design Workshop, targeted for late 2022. All stakeholders are welcome to attend this workshop.
The project team have been working towards completing Phase 1 technical studies and commencing Phase 2 studies (See FAQs for detailed list). Multiple Phase 1 reports are nearing completion and will be made public on this webpage once finalised. Please review the latest bi-monthly stakeholder update for more information (Melton East PSP – Landowner Update – July 2022 (PDF)).
If you have any queries regarding Melton East PSP or the PSP 2.0 process, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the project team.
Interactive map of Melton East Precinct Structure Plan
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.
The draft plans will consider the:
- Existing natural features of the precincts;
- Surrounding land uses;
- Infrastructure needs of the community; and
- Relevant State Government policies and strategies.
Several technical investigations will be undertaken to support the draft plans including:
Phase 1 Technical Studies:
- Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment;
- Aboriginal Cultural Values Assessment;
- Arboricultural Assessment;
- Biodiversity Assessment (as required);
- Climate Resilience Assessment;
- Community Infrastructure Assessment;
- Economic and Retail Needs Assessment;
- Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment;
- Land Capability Assessment;
- Post-Contact Heritage Assessment;
- Utilities Assessment.
Phase 2 Technical Studies:
- Bushfire Assessment;
- Integrated Water Management (IWM) Assessment;
- Noise Impact Assessment (as required);
- Social and Affordable Housing Strategy;
- Sodic Soils Assessment;
- Transport Assessment (as required).
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) will prepare the draft plans with the assistance of:
- Melton Council;
- State Government agencies;
- Service authorities; and
- Landowners and other interested stakeholders.