Officer South Employment Precinct Structure Plan
The Officer South Employment precinct is located approximately 45km southeast of Melbourne’s central business district within the municipality of Cardinia. The precinct covers an area of about 1069 hectares, bound by Cardinia Creek to the west, the Princes Freeway to the north, Lower Gum Scrub Creek to the east and the Urban Growth Boundary to the south.
Planning for the Officer South Employment precinct will support State and Government policy by delivering a large-scale, state and regionally significant employment precinct. It will also incorporate natural and historic heritage features and as well as places for people to live, creating a dynamic precinct, responding to future employment needs.
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is leading the preparation of a structure plan for the Officer South Employment Precinct, working in partnership with Cardinia Shire Council, State government agencies and service authorities.
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 PSP document to be more compact and relevant to place.
The Victorian Government’s 50,000 lots and jobs program, which includes the Officer South Employment precinct, will be prepared in line with PSP 2.o.
Central to the new PSP 2.o process is early issues identification and collaboration with councils, agencies and landowners/developers, achieved through a series of pitching sessions and a co-design approach to developing the Vision and Purpose of a PSPs.
The VPA are currently preparing to host a co-design workshop in late 2020. The co-design workshop is an opportunity to resolve some key issues identified in the initial planning of the precinct and start to develop a Place-Based-Plan (PBP) for the precinct. The VPA will contact relevant state government agencies, service authorities and landowners within the Officer South Employment Precinct with the details of these sessions once the dates are confirmed.