Sunshine Health, Wellbeing and Education Precinct (SHWEP)

Sunshine Health, Wellbeing and Education Precinct (SHWEP)

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), in partnership with Brimbank City Council and state government agencies, has prepared a draft plan to guide development within SHWEP.

SHWEP includes approximately 67 hectares of land in St Albans, centred on the Sunshine Hospital including the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The precinct is bounded to the north by Stony Creek, to the east and south by the M80 Western Ring Road and to the west by St Albans Road and the Sunbury railway corridor. The area is centred on the Sunshine Hospital and its existing transport corridors, including Ginifer Railway Station.

The plan will allow new land uses in some parts of the precinct, whilst enabling additional jobs in the health, wellbeing and education sectors, and improving the local streetscapes and environment.

The draft plan has been informed by background technical studies prepared in consultation with council and state government agencies and with input from a Strategic Plan Reference group. It will form the basis of a future planning scheme amendment to the Brimbank Planning Scheme, which will apply new zones and an infrastructure funding plan to ensure necessary transport and community infrastructure required for the precinct is delivered.

Community consultation

Brimbank City Council and the VPA are seeking your feedback on the key features and vision for SHWEP outlined in this community newsletter. It includes information about providing feedback to the draft plan. Simply click the image below to download.

Get involved

Brimbank City Council and the VPA are seeking your feedback on the key features and vision for SHWEP outlined in this newsletter. Once feedback from the community has been received, the VPA and Council will update the draft plan and prepare planning controls.

We invite you to provide feedback on the key features and vision of the draft plan by Tuesday 31 July, 2018.

To provide feedback, please:

Community drop-in session

You’re invited

You’re invited to attend a community drop-in session hosted by Council and the VPA. This session will provide an opportunity for community members to ask questions about the draft plan and key features explained in this newsletter.

Please feel free to drop in any time on:

When: Thursday 26th July
Time: 5.30–8.00pm
Where: St Albans Community Centre (STACC) 309C Main Road East or Princess St, St Albans

Council will also be available to chat to people about the proposed draft plan on Wednesday 4th July between 4pm and 6pm at Ginifer train station

 

 

 

Background Information

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.

Project Information

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), in partnership with Brimbank City Council and state government agencies, has prepared a draft plan to guide development within SHWEP.

Brimbank City Council are the planning authority and will ultimately endorse the plan and recommend it to the Minister for Planning for approval.

An infrastructure funding plan for infrastructure needed to realise the vision for the precinct such as transport and community infrastructure will form part of the future planning scheme amendment.

How can I get involved?

Brimbank City Council’s website will have up-to-date information on the project as it progresses. You can stay involved and read more on their website at https://www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/have-your-say/sunshine-health-wellbeing-and-education-precinct

If you would like to speak to someone from the VPA about its involvement, please contact Tim Lolicato, Senior Strategic Planner on (03) 9651 9615 or via email tim.lolicato@vpa.vic.gov.au.

Next Steps

The draft plan will form the basis of a future planning scheme amendment to the Brimbank Planning Scheme, which will apply new zones and an infrastructure funding plan to ensure necessary transport and community infrastructure required for the precinct is delivered. It is proposed the area will be rezoned to Comprehensive Development Zone, with development to be generally in accordance with a Comprehensive Development Plan.

The plan and associated statutory documents will provide Council with a decision making framework to consider future planning permit applications. This will enable Council to manage the intensification and development of land for the purposes of creating an integrated health, wellbeing and education cluster.

Later this year, Brimbank City Council will consider exhibiting a planning scheme amendment to introduce new planning controls and a development plan for SHWEP. Community members and landowners will be invited to consider the planning scheme amendment and provide further input at this stage. More information on this will be available in the coming months.

Supporting Documentation

SHWEP - Scenario Final Report (SGS) - July 2017
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Community newsletter (July 2017)
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