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 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 Melbourne’s six 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 the Program and how to apply by clicking here.

National Employment and Innovation Clusters

Dandenong National Employment and Innovation Cluster

Dandenong National Employment and Innovation Cluster The Dandenong Cluster is a well-established Cluster employing more […]

La Trobe National Employment and Innovation Cluster

La Trobe National Employment and Innovation Cluster Consultation on the draft framework plan has been […]

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Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster

Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster Located 20km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD, the Monash National […]

Parkville National Employment and Innovation Cluster

The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct The Parkville National Employment and Innovation Cluster (NEIC) is an internationally […]

Sunshine National Employment and Innovation Cluster

Sunshine National Employment and Innovation Cluster Consultation on the draft framework plan has been completed. […]

Werribee National Employment and Innovation Cluster

East Werribee Employment Precinct The East Werribee precinct is part of the wider Werribee National […]

Urban Renewal Precincts

Arden Urban Renewal Precinct

Draft Arden Vision & Framework The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is undertaking planning for Arden, […]

Berwick Health and Education Precinct

Berwick Health and Education Precinct The Berwick Health and Education Precinct covers approximately 122 hectares […]

Defence Site Maribyrnong

Planning for Defence Site Maribyrnong The VPA is working closely with the Commonwealth, the City […]

Flinders Street Station to Richmond Station Precinct

Flinders Street Station to Richmond Station Precinct The VPA is working closely with state and […]

Heidelberg Station and the Austin Hospital Precinct

Heidelberg Station and the Austin Hospital Precinct The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is working in […]

Sunshine Health, Wellbeing and Education Precinct (SHWEP)

SHWEP Strategic Land Use & Development Plan The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), in partnership with […]

Metropolitan Activity Centres

Greater Broadmeadows

Greater Broadmeadows Draft Framework Plan Greater Broadmeadows is located at the gateway to the northern […]

Strategic Sites

Altona North Strategic Site

Amendment C88 to the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme The VPA has worked closely with Hobsons […]

Caulfield Station Precinct

Caulfield Station Precinct Structure Plan The VPA is leading the preparation of a structure plan […]

Clayton Business Park Strategic Site

Clayton Business Park Comprehensive Development Plan The VPA is working closely with City of Kingston […]

East Village Strategic Site

East Village Located 14km from Melbourne’s CBD, East Village is a 24 hectare site on the corner […]

Joseph Road Precinct

Joseph Road Development Contributions Plan The VPA is working with Maribyrnong City Council to develop […]

Lilydale Quarry

Lilydale Quarry Strategic Site The VPA will be assisting Yarra Ranges Council with the preparation […]

PMP Printing Strategic Site

PMP Printing Comprehensive Development Plan The VPA is working closely with City of Monash and landowners […]

Preston Market

Preston Market Strategic Site The Preston Market site is located between Cramer and Mary Streets […]

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