Amendment C146 to Melton Planning Scheme
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), in consultation with Melton City Council and government agencies, has prepared the Plumpton Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) to guide new urban development in Plumpton. This amendment was approved by the Minister for Planning on 1 February 2018.
To view a copy of the approved amendment documentation, please click here.
The Plumpton PSP area covers 1016 hectares of land, bounded by the Melton Highway to the north, the approved Taylors Hill West PSP area to the east, Taylors Road and the Kororoit PSP area to the south, and the Outer Metropolitan Ring (OMR) reservation and approved Rockbank North PSP area and proposed Warrensbrook PSP to the west. The Plumpton PSP will ultimately provide over 12,000 jobs and support a residential community of around 29,900 people in approximately 10,680 dwellings.
Interactive Map for Plumpton PSP
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What is a Framework Plan?
Precinct Structure Plans (PSPs) are master plans for local areas that usually cater for between 5,000 to 30,000 people, 2,000 to 10,000 jobs or a combination of both. They are the “blueprint” for localised development and investment that will occur over many years, and will incorporate any relevant directions already outlined in the higher level Framework Plan.
PSPs provide more specific detail regarding how existing important features of local communities such roads, shopping centres, schools, parks, key transport connections and areas for housing and employment may evolve or transform over time and become better integrated. PSPs will usually be the mechanism for providing direction on any planning zone changes and they will also identify the need for new or additional infrastructure to support increased housing and employment, along with funding mechanisms such as council infrastructure contributions charges.
Together with the framework planning, precinct structure planning is an important part of the State Government’s strategy to address population growth and the housing and employment demands that flow from this.
An ICP is a simplified system for funding basic and essential local infrastructure required by a new community.
The 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.
Through the preparation of Precinct Structure Plans, the VPA together with Councils has sought to understand and plan for the needs of the future community by anticipating the requirements of roads, intersections, bridges, community buildings and sports and recreation facilities.
This local infrastructure is funded through an Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP).
Within the south east growth area the standard levy for is $339,000 per net developable hectare for residential areas and $158,500 per net developable hectare for employment areas.
Within the north west growth area the standard levy for is $328,500 per net developable hectare for residential areas and $155,000 per net developable hectare for employment areas.
More information relating to the ICP can be found here.
More information relating to infrastructure items proposed for a particular PSP can be found in the Precinct Infrastructure Plan of that PSP.
The types of infrastructure that can be included in an ICP are referred to as allowable items.
The allowable items are listed in the Ministerial Direction on the Preparation and Content of Infrastructure Contributions Plans which can be found below: