PMP Printing Strategic Site

PMP Printing site

The PMP Printing Strategic Site is a 10 hectare site located between the former Clayton Primary School site, Carinish Road and Browns Road, including land east of Bendix Drive.

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is planning for this site to transform from industrial land into a mixed-use residential and commercial strategic site to accommodate around 1,180 new homes and 1,000 local jobs.

The Vision

The PMP Printing Strategic Site will be transformed into a contemporary mixed-use community with diverse housing opportunities, local jobs, community facilities, and high-quality open space. This site will support a growing local community, complement the Clayton Road shopping strip and improve connections to local institutions and parks.

To find out more about the plan for the PMP Printing Strategic Site, refer to the Key Ideas tab.

VPA Fast Track Program

The PMP Printing Strategic Site has been identified as a project on the VPA’s Fast Track Program. You can read more about the  VPA’s Fast Track Program here.

The project will use the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee to consider unresolved matters and provide advice to the Minister and the VPA prior to VPA finalising the amendment for the Minister for Planning’s consideration.

Amendment C156 to the Monash Planning Scheme

The VPA has prepared draft Amendment C156 to the Monash Planning Scheme to rezone the land from an industrial zone to a comprehensive development zone and introduce the PMP Printing Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) to guide how the site will develop over the next 20 years.

This amendment also applies the Environmental Audit Overlay to the land to ensure it is suitable for a sensitive use before development commences.

The amendment will require future development to pay an open space contribution and developers will be required to contribute to key infrastructure items for this new community.

The plan has been prepared in consultation with Monash City Council, agencies and the community.

Find out more in the PMP Printing Strategic Site Project Brochure September 2020 (PDF).

Background Information

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.

Project Information

The PMP Printing site is located within the municipality of Monash, which means that the planning for this site must align with local and state planning objectives defined in the Monash Planning Scheme. The VPA has regularly consulted with Monash City Council to prepare the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) and the planning scheme amendment documentation for this site.

The PMP Printing Strategic Site has been identified as a project on the VPA’s Fast Track Program. You can read more about the VPA’s Fast Track Program here.

The project will use the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee to consider unresolved matters and provide advice to the Minister and the VPA prior to VPA finalising the amendment for the Minister for Planning’s consideration.

Over time, the site will be converted from industrial land use into a new community that incorporates diverse housing opportunities, local employment and high-quality public spaces.

New development will respond to the existing character of the area, and new low and medium-rise residential buildings may be built around the perimeter of the site. Building heights will transition to medium-rise residential buildings within the central, residential zoned areas of the site. Other changes will include new retail and community facilities, open space and new jobs.

Development is likely to occur gradually and existing industrial activities are likely to continue to operate along Bendix Drive for some time.

Once the planning scheme amendment process is complete, developers and/or landowners within the site can apply for a planning permit to develop in line with the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP).

The CDP and associated statutory documents will provide Monash City Council with a decision-making framework to consider future planning permit applications. This will allow changes in land use to proceed over time.

The PMP Printing site is privately owned by several different landowners. There are also a number of businesses operating within the site along the eastern boundary.

These businesses will be able to continue to operate within the site, even after the completion of the planning process. Once the planning scheme amendment process is complete, developers and/or landowners within the site can apply for a planning permit to develop in line with the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP).

After the consultation period ends, Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) staff will review all submissions received. As part of this process VPA staff may contact submitters as required to further discuss their submission and any changes sought.

If the VPA is not able to resolve all submissions, it will request the Minister for Planning to refer submissions to the Victorian Planning Authority Standing Advisory Committee (VPA SAC).

If submissions are referred to the VPA SAC, the SAC will invite submitters with unresolved submissions to participate in the hearing process. The SAC will determine the best way to consider unresolved matters – either by round table discussions, written submissions or a public hearing.

Supporting Documentation

PMP Printing Strategic Site - How to make a Submission - September 2020
PMP Printing Strategic Site - How to make a Submission - September 2020 PDF  Version
PMP Printing Strategic Site - PMP Printing Site Proposed Affordable Housing Strategy (Affordable Development Outcomes) March 2019
PMP Printing Strategic Site - PMP Printing Site Proposed Affordable Housing Strategy (Affordable Development Outcomes) March 2019 PDF  Version
PMP Printing Strategic Site - Project brochure - September 2020
PMP Printing Strategic Site - Project brochure - September 2020 PDF  Version