Quandong Precinct Structure Plan
The Quandong Precinct Structure Plan will be prepared by Wyndham City Council in consultation with the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA).
The Quandong precinct will be a unique residential precinct distinguished by its rich biodiversity and cultural heritage. The large grassland conservation reserve and waterway corridor will preserve a sense of open landscape, whilst canopy trees in residential areas will provide greenery and shade in summer. As an environmental and recreation spine, the waterway corridor will link residents to the conservation reserve and passive and active open space, both within the precinct and beyond.
The precinct will support the housing needs of the Wyndham community by providing a variety of housing options.
Interactive map of Quandong Precinct Structure Plan
The Quandong Precinct Structure Plan will focus on protecting the biodiversity and cultural heritage of the area, as well as improving transport connections. You can read more about these key ideas below:
Biodiversity and cultural heritage
The Aboriginal cultural heritage of the site will be celebrated through an interpretive trail along the waterway. The area’s more recent farming heritage will also be preserved through the retention of dry stone walls along Ballan Road. The precinct’s rich grassland biodiversity will be protected and enhanced through the creation of the conservation reserve on the south-east portion of the precinct.
The precinct will connect to Ballan Road, and the neighbourhoods of Westbrook Precinct Structure Plan in the north and Manor Lakes Precinct Structure Plan in the South, via a central connector road with off-road bicycle path. Shared paths will connect the precinct south along the waterway to schools, sporting reserves and the Ison Road Local Town Centre in the neighbouring Manor Lakes precinct.
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is an independent statutory authority that reports to the Victorian Minister for Planning and acts as the state’s strategic planner.
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.
The new suburb will be located 9km from Werribee, which is identified in Plan Melbourne 2017 – 2050 as a national employment and innovation cluster (NEIC).
You can read more about the plans for Werribee here
The precinct is approximately 3.5km from Wyndham Vale train station and will be serviced by local bus services.