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Artist impression: Lilydale Quarry future precinct
VPA News

Three new precincts to provide homes and jobs for a growing Melbourne

Melbourne will be home to three new precincts following the gazettal of plans for new homes, jobs and services in Melbourne’s north and east. 

The Victorian Planning Authority’s plans for Craigieburn West and Shenstone Park to the north and Lilydale Quarry to the east have been gazetted, paving the way for more than 15,000 new homes and more than 6,000 new jobs for our growing city. 

The plans, which were developed in consultation with the community and local councils, outline how the three precincts will provide new homes, jobs, services and infrastructure for the new communities. 

Craigieburn West will feature a series of walkable new residential neighbourhoods supported by a new local town centre, schools and community hubs. The new precinct will celebrate the local heritage and landscape with generous green open spaces and conservation reserves, completing a network of green links across the Craigieburn area. 

Shenstone Park will become a residential and employment precinct accommodating more than 4,300 local jobs. Serviced by Donnybrook Station, the precinct will provide critical new homes, employment opportunities and community services for Melbourne’s North Growth Corridor. 

The former Lilydale Quarry site will be redeveloped into a walkable and sustainable new neighbourhood that celebrates both its Wurundjeri and industrial heritage. Surrounded by existing schools, shops and services, the site will complete the missing piece of Lilydale and provide new homes and jobs for Melbourne’s east. 

All three of these plans are underpinned by the principle of living locally, giving people the ability to meet most of their daily needs within a 20-minute walk from home. 

The approval of these three plans is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to provide the homes and jobs needed to support a growing Melbourne.

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