The VPA is working closely with the City of Whittlesea to assist in the preparation of the Shenstone Park Precinct Structure Plan (PSP).
The Shenstone PSP is 614 hectares in size, and is bound by Donnybrook Road to the north, the Wollert suburb boundary to the south, the Urban Growth Boundary to the east and the Sydney/Melbourne railway corridor to the west. The precinct lies immediately south of the Donnybrook/Woodstock PSP area and immediately east of the English Street PSP area.
Contained within the Shenstone PSP, is the existing Woody Hill Quarry. Directly south of the Shenstone PSP boundary is the future Sewerage Treatment Plant. Each of the uses have recommended separation distances from residential uses.
The Shenstone PSP will be ultimately accommodate a mix of residential, recreation, community and employment and will be integrated with the neighbouring Wollert and Donnybrook PSPs.
Interactive map of Shenstone Park
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: