Merrifield North Employment Precinct Structure Plan
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) will prepare the Merrifield North Employment Precinct Structure Plan, Infrastructure Contributions Plan, and associated planning scheme amendment to the Hume and Mitchell planning schemes.
The VPA will prepare this plan in consultation with Hume City Council and Mitchell Shire Council, government agencies and service authorities, and landowners.
The Merrifield North Employment Precinct Structure Plan covers an area of 991 hectares. It will provide land for significant local employment opportunities, environmental conservation and include significant water management infrastructure associated with the Melbourne Water Kalkallo Retarding Basin.
The VPA has started the pre-commencement phase of the project.
The goal of the pre-commencement phase is to resolve a number of complex matters impacting on the PSP project to determine whether the project can commence in the second part of 2022. These complex matters relate to:
- Determining an alignment or corridor for the extension of Aitken Boulevard and the western arterial through the precinct.
- Developing guiding principles to inform the PSP planning of the Merrifield Park, waterways, and pre-European wetland located within the precinct.
- Preparing a high level concept plan for the Merrifield Park that can be refined as part of the PSP project.
The VPA will complete this pre-commencement work before determining whether the PSP can formally commence in early 2023.