Wallan East (Part 1) Precinct Structure Plan

Wallan East (Part 1) Precinct Structure Plan

Wallan East Precinct Structure Plan has been identified as a project on the VPA’s Fast Track Program.

The project is currently in a phase of completing background studies, landowner and agency input in plan preparation. The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) will shortly commence preparation of a draft Precinct Structure Plan and planning scheme amendment before proceeding to agency engagement. This phase will be followed by a phase of final public consultation.

Depending on the submissions received during community consultation the Minister for Planning will determine if 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’s finalisation occurs in a timely manner.

The VPA will be preparing an Amendment to the Mitchell Planning Scheme for the Wallan South and Wallan East (Part 1) Precinct Structure Plan. The VPA will prepare this plan in consultation with the Mitchell Shire Council, government agencies and service authorities.

Wallan East (Part 1) Precinct Structure Plan covers a total of 140 hectares and is bounded by Epping-Kilmore Road to the east, Wallan-Whittlesea Road to the South, the Melbourne to Sydney rail line to the west and Kelby Lane to the north. It is envisaged that land uses will be designed to support and complement the existing Wallan township.

Wallan East Precinct Structure Plan is near several other ongoing and future Precinct Structure Plans in the Shire of Mitchell (Plan 1). It is important to note that the Wallan East Precinct Structure Plan has a close interrelationship with the Wallan South Precinct Structure Plan, which is located approximately 2 kilometres away and is being progressed concurrently. It is envisaged that together the Wallan South and Wallan East Precinct Structure Plans will support and complement the existing Wallan township by capitalising on opportunities arising from the Wallan Train station and other existing natural and physical assets.

For further information, refer to the Wallan South Precinct Structure Plan webpage.

Interactive map of Wallan East (Part 1) PSP

Background information

A Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) is a land use and infrastructure plan to guide development of the area over time. It sets out the intended future land uses, infrastructure and built form outcomes to be reflected by development applications.

Together with the broader planning framework, precinct structure planning is an important part of the State Government’s strategy to address population growth, housing and employment demands

The plan considers the:

  • existing natural features of the site
  • surrounding uses
  • infrastructure needs of the community.

Several technical investigations have been undertaken to prepare the draft plan, which can be found in the Supporting Documentation section of this webpage. These include:

  • retail and employment
  • transport
  • Aboriginal and historical heritage
  • environment and biodiversity.

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is preparing the plan in partnership with:

  • Mitchell Shire Council
  • government agencies
  • service authorities
  • key stakeholders.

As part of the Victorian Government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, the VPA – in partnership with the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) – is working on an accelerated work program to unlock approximately $18.8B* in estimated economic value by mid-2021.

The VPA will accelerate the progression of projects through the planning and development pipeline to permit and shovel ready stages. The VPA will fast track 19 planning and infrastructure projects that are currently on our Business Plan to unlock land for around 89,200 homes and 107,340 jobs across Victoria.

This program will provide certainty for communities, a pipeline of development for industry and future jobs and homes for Victorians as the economy recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find out more about the VPA’s Fast Track Program.

*The framework for quantifying the economic value of dwellings relies on high level assumptions about the land and development market based on house price change of $130,000 for Greenfields and regional areas and $280,000 for urban renewal areas (note this is based on assumptions from previous work completed for the VPA by EY in 2019). The employment economic value is based on the GDP per worker for Melbourne at $75,000.

An Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP) is a simplified system for developers to fund basic and essential local infrastructure required by a new community.

About the precinct

The Wallan East (Part 1) precinct is bounded by Wallan-Whittlesea Road to the south, the rail line to the west, Kelby Lane to the north and Epping-Kilmore Road to the east.

Wallan East (Part 1) precinct will be a contemporary 20-minute neighbourhood, with a focus on a reimagined station precinct. The precinct will offer the community a variety of innovative and sustainable living choices close to all daily needs and within easy access to Wallan Station. The precinct will be the norther gateway of Melbourne and will celebrate the unique cultural, biodiversity and recreational values of Merri Creek and the rural surrounds.

Based on early engagement with agencies and landowners, the most important themes for shaping the precinct are:

1. Connecting to the existing and emerging precincts

2. Responding to the natural and physical context

3. Managing water in an integrated and sustainable way

4. Leveraging Wallan Station for progressive urban form

5. Contributing to the local economy

6. Encouraging sustainable and responsive development communities.

How can I get involved?

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) will seek community input into the structure plan for the precinct in early 2021.

If you would like to be kept informed about the process, please register your details in the Subscribe now section on the right of this page.

Supporting Documentation

Wallan East - Vision and Purpose - Co-Design Workshop Summary - September 2020
Wallan East - Vision and Purpose - Co-Design Workshop Summary - September 2020 PDF  Version
Wallan East (Part 1) PSP - Place-based Plan Co-design Workshop Summary - December 2020
Wallan East (Part 1) PSP - Place-based Plan Co-design Workshop Summary - December 2020 PDF  Version