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.

Priority Program

Due to the scale and strategic importance of Officer South Employment Precinct Structure Plan, this project has been placed on the VPA’s Priority Program.  

Projects that are on our Priority Program are supported by prioritised resources (funding and staff time), access to a streamlined pathway with tailored engagement processes and Ministerial consideration via the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee (SAC). 

Find out more about the VPA’s Priority Program here.

Interactive map of Officer South Employment PSP

 

Background information

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.

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.

This project has been placed on the VPA’s Priority Program due to its scale and strategic importance. 

Projects that are on our Priority Program are supported by prioritised resources (funding and staff time), access to a streamlined pathway with tailored engagement processes and Ministerial consideration via the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee (SAC). 

Find out more about the VPA’s Priority Program here.

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 - Vision and Purpose Webinar Summary - July 2020
Officer South Employment PSP - Vision and Purpose Webinar Summary - July 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