Urban Renewal

Urban renewal involves unlocking under-utilised areas for jobs, investment, and housing. It can often involve rezoning land, improving an area’s amenity and identifying transport and infrastructure needs.

As Melbourne grows there is the opportunity to reimagine some existing areas as they evolve as twenty-first century suburbs. The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working with local government and the community to plan for the urban renewal of key sites and precincts in the central city and established suburbs across Melbourne.

This includes Arden, a new jobs and innovation hub in North Melbourne which will enhance Victoria’s international competitive advantage.

We are also planning for six of  Melbourne’s National Employment and Innovation Clusters, including the established clusters of Parkville, Monash and Dandenong South and the emerging clusters of La Trobe, Sunshine and East Werribee.

It is vital jobs continue to grow in our suburbs, to reduce congestion on our roads and public transport system; minimise our environmental footprint; and give people back precious leisure time.

At present, 86% of Melbourne residents work outside of the CBD, and the Victorian Government has a vision for more of these workplaces to form clusters, in order to help businesses flourish.

Streamlining for Growth

The VPA recently announced its Streamlining for Growth program.

You can read more about Streamlining for Growth program here.

Urban Renewal Precincts

An artist impression of the proposed transformation of Arden Precinct

Arden Urban Renewal Precinct

Arden Urban Renewal Precinct The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) was made Planning Authority to deliver […]

Exterior image of the Berwick Health and Education Precinct

Berwick Health and Education Precinct

Berwick Health and Education Precinct Berwick Health and Education Precinct has been identified as a […]

External image of the Cremorne area looking to the Melbourne skyline

Cremorne Place Implementation Plan

Cremorne Place Implementation Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), Yarra City Council and State Government […]

Wide shot of the Defence Site Maribyrnong

Defence Site Maribyrnong

Planning for Defence Site Maribyrnong Defence Site Maribyrnong (DSM) is a 127.8 hectare parcel of […]

Moonee Pond Creeek

Moonee Ponds Creek

Moonee Ponds Creek Implementation Plan The Moonee Ponds Creek is a unifying north-south spine linking […]

Flinder Street Station looking towards the MCG

Richmond to Docklands precinct

Richmond to Docklands precinct The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working closely with state and […]

Facade of the Sunshine Hospital

Sunshine Health, Wellbeing and Education Precinct

Sunshine Health, Wellbeing and Education Precinct The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), in partnership with Brimbank […]

Wantirna Health Precinct

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) assisted Department of Transport (DoT) in developing a draft plan […]

Strategic Sites

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Braybrook Regeneration Project

Braybrook Regeneration Project The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is assisting the Department of Health and […]

Caulfield Train Station facade

Caulfield Station Precinct

Caulfield Station Precinct Structure Plan Located 10km southeast of Melbourne’s central business district within the […]

External image of the Clayton Business Park clock tower

Clayton Business Park Strategic Site

Clayton Business Park Comprehensive Development Plan The Clayton Business Park Strategic Site has been identified […]

Artist impression of the East Village

East Village Strategic Site

East Village The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) prepared the draft plan and associated planning scheme […]

Joseph Road Precinct

Joseph Road Development Contributions Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working with Maribyrnong City […]

Lilydale Quarry

Lilydale Quarry Strategic Site Lilydale Quarry has been identified as a project on the VPA’s […]

Aerial photo of the Northmeadows Strategic Site in Broadmeadows

Northmeadows Strategic Site

Northmeadows Strategic Site The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) has supported Hume City Council and state […]

Artist impression of the PMP Printing site

PMP Printing Strategic Site

PMP Printing site The PMP Printing Strategic Site has been identified as a project on […]

Image of the Preston Markets fruit stall

Preston Market Strategic Site

Preston Market Planning Controls and Structure Planning The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is the Planning […]

Sandown Racecourse precinct map, described below

Sandown Racecourse

Sandown Racecourse The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is advising Greater Dandenong City Council about state […]

National Employment and Innovation Clusters

Exterior image of the La Trobe Hospital

La Trobe National Employment and Innovation Cluster

La Trobe National Employment and Innovation Cluster The Victorian Government is planning for the growth […]

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Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster

Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster The Victorian Government is planning for the growth and […]

Exterior image of the Parkville NEIC

Parkville National Employment and Innovation Cluster

Parkville National Employment and Innovation Cluster The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working closely with […]

Exterior of the Sunshine commercial district

Sunshine National Employment and Innovation Cluster

Sunshine National Employment and Innovation Cluster The Sunshine National Employment and Innovation Cluster (the ‘Sunshine […]

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