Officer South Employment PSP

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 approximately 1,069 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. 

In accordance with Government strategic planning policy directions, the precinct will deliver a State Significant Industrial Precinct and Regionally Significant Commercial business with a residential precinct that incorporates natural and historic heritage features 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.

The Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) will be prepared inline with the new VPA Precinct Structure Planning Guidelines: New Communities in Victoria and PSP 2.0 process

Project Objective

Officer South is proposed to comprise a State Significant Industrial Precinct and Regionally Significant Commercial business, as well as residential land.  

The PSP is expected to provide 20,800 jobs and deliver 2,200 new homes.  This objective is driven by Victorian Government strategic planning policy. 

Interactive map of Officer South Employment PSP

 

Background information

A structure plan is a land use plan that sets a long-term vision for how an area will develop in the future. It provides certainty for community members and developers about what change is expected in an area and can respond to land use and development, transport and parking, building and urban design, heritage, character, employment, open spaces, infrastructure provision and other matters. The intention is for the structure plan to be implemented through a planning scheme amendment which rezones the land.

An Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP) is a statutory document incorporated in a planning scheme. It contributes to the basic transport and community infrastructure needs of new communities, up to a specified cap. ICPs are developed alongside a precinct structure plan (PSP). An ICP can include major roads, parks and community centres. An ICP sets out the monetary amount that developers must pay for construction of transport and community infrastructure as well as the land that must be provided for infrastructure, at the time of development. The legislation sets out allowable items and establishes caps for expenditure, limiting the discretion planning authorities have in funding infrastructure items. 

The Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP) system has been revised to improve the method for securing land for public purposes. The Victorian Parliament passed the Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Act 2018 (the Act), which introduced a suite of changes to the ICP system effective from 2 July 2018. 

For further information, refer to Infrastructure Contributions Plans.

A supplementary ICP is required when an additional levy is needed to fund ‘non-standard’ infrastructure or costs. A supplementary levy is only intended to be used in limited circumstances. A development context can vary in terms of size, location, scale and infrastructure requirements, and so a standard levy, by itself, may not always provide enough funding to deliver the basic and essential infrastructure needed by the community. The supplementary levy is indexed on 1 July each year in accordance with the indexation method specified in the Ministerial Direction.

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is leading the preparation of the precinct structure plan and planning controls for the Officer South Employment Precinct in consultation with the Cardinia Shire Council. The VPA is also coordinating and facilitating a whole of Government approach which includes the consultation of all relevant agencies and Council.

Supporting Documentation

Officer South Employment PSP - Place-based Plan Co-design Workshop Summary - February 2021
Officer South Employment PSP - Place-based Plan Co-design Workshop Summary - February 2021 PDF  Version
Officer South Employment PSP - Place-based Plan Co-design Workshop -Mural Outputs - December 2020
Officer South Employment PSP - Place-based Plan Co-design Workshop -Mural Outputs - December 2020 PDF  Version
Officer South Employment PSP - Appendix 1 - Mural PDF Exports - Workshop 1 - December 2020
Officer South Employment PSP - Appendix 1 - Mural PDF Exports - Workshop 1 - December 2020 PDF  Version
Officer South Employment PSP - Appendix 2 - Mural PDF Exports - Workshop 2 - December 2020
Officer South Employment PSP - Appendix 2 - Mural PDF Exports - Workshop 2 - December 2020 PDF  Version
Officer South Employment PSP - Background Report Summary - May 2021
Officer South Employment PSP - Background Report Summary - May 2021 PDF  Version
Officer South Employment PSP - Situational Analysis Report (GHD) October 2020
Officer South Employment PSP - Situational Analysis Report (GHD) October 2020 PDF  Version
Officer South Employment PSP - Landowner Project Update - March 2022
Officer South Employment PSP - Landowner Project Update - March 2022 PDF  Version
Officer South Employment PSP - Landowner Project Update - December 2021
Officer South Employment PSP - Landowner Project Update - December 2021 PDF  Version
Officer South Employment PSP - Landowner Project Update - June 2021
Officer South Employment PSP - Landowner Project Update - June 2021 PDF  Version
Officer South Employment PSP - Landowner Project Update - March 2021
Officer South Employment PSP - Landowner Project Update - March 2021 PDF  Version
Officer South Employment PSP - Vision and Purpose Webinar Summary - July 2020
Officer South Employment PSP - Vision and Purpose Webinar Summary - July 2020 PDF  Version