PMP Printing site
The PMP Printing Strategic Site has been identified as a project on the VPA’s Fast Track Program.
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is reviewing all agency submissions recently provided prior to finalising the plan for public consultation.
The project will utilise the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee to consider unresolved matters and provide advice to the Minister and the VPA prior to finalising an amendment for the Minister’s consideration.
The VPA will be ensuring greater resources and prioritisation of the project to ensure finalisation occurs in a timely manner.
The PMP Printing precinct is a 10-hectare site located on the corner of Carinish Road and Browns Road in Clayton. The land is currently zoned for industrial land uses and is used predominantly as a printing factory. Manufacturing at the site has significantly decreased over recent decades.
The precinct will be renewed with a mix of residential and business uses, pedestrian friendly streets, a town square and local parks where people can sit and relax.
The concept plan
The VPA have prepared a concept plan which shows how the PMP Printing site could be renewed over future years that has been informed by community engagement and technical reports.
Once the VPA and Monash Council have reviewed community feedback on the concept plan, it will form the basis of a more detailed plan called a comprehensive development plan, which will go through a planning scheme amendment process. Further community engagement will occur at this time.
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is an independent statutory authority that reports to the Victorian Minister for Planning and is a key source of strategic planning advice.
The VPA’s main task is to make sure Melbourne and Victoria’s regions remain great places to live. This requires vision and long-term planning, to ensure Victorians have equitable access to employment, public transport, attractive public space and affordable housing for our growing population.
A ‘mixed-use’ precinct is an area that has a variety of uses. In the case of this precinct, it will have housing, open spaces and commercial activities.
Council identified this land for future development in 2014 in the Monash Industrial Land Use Strategy. The strategy stated that the site had good potential to be rezoned due to its location in a residential area and close proximity to the Clayton Road shopping strip and the Clayton Railway Station.
In 2016, the Victorian Minister for Planning directed the VPA to assist in the preparation of amendment documentation for the site.
Throughout the planning process the VPA has worked in conjunction with Monash City Council to ensure any decisions made were in the best interest of the future community.
The VPA is preparing a plan for the PMP Printing site because the existing occupant, PMP Printing, intends to vacate the site. This site is no longer suitable for industrial uses, and without a plan in place it risks becoming an unattractive expanse that is out of character with the rest of the neighbourhood.
Renewing this site will better serve the community’s needs by providing housing, jobs and attractive parklands for new and existing residents.
The proposed development site is located between Browns Road, Carinish Road, Centre Road, Moriah Street and the former Clayton Primary School.