Clayton Activity Centre - Draft Precinct Plan

Consultation closed on 26 September 2019

Clayton Precinct - draft plan photo

Council sought community feedback on a Draft Precinct Plan for the Clayton Activity Centre and immediately surrounding areas until 26 September 2019. This is a major transformative, long term vision outlining opportunities to revitalise Clayton.

Council, in collaboration with TRACT Consultants, have developed a draft Precinct Plan for the Clayton Shopping Centre, Medical Precinct and surrounding residential areas. This draft Plan sets out a clear, transformative vision for the future growth and development of the Clayton Activity Centre, one of the key areas in the Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster (MNEIC), and a location for a super hub as part of the recently announced Suburban Rail Loop project.

This draft proposes:

  • improved transport and movement connections into Clayton and between major employment, research and activity locations/destinations in these Precincts
  • the creation of a new identity and sense of place for the Precinct,  reflective of their future roles as CBD level employment, research and residential Precinct.

More information: Clayton Activity Centre - Draft Precinct Plan (pdf, 10MB)

Opportunities

In Clayton, there are many opportunities to transform this precinct into a vibrant centre contributing to the Monash NEIC and the Clayton Health, Education and Research Precinct (CHERP). Our proposal includes:

  • Expanding its retail, medical, research and residential role
  • Creating greater connectivity to and integration with the key employers in health, education and research
  • Creating a new urban identity and sense of place

More information

Background

The Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster (NEIC) is Melbourne’s largest established cluster with a mix of education, research and industry. It is home to more than 80,000 jobs and is the largest are for employment outside the CBD.

The cluster includes leading education, health and research facilities including Australia’s largest university (Monash University), the Australian Synchrotron, the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, Monash Medical Centre, a new Monash Children’s Hospital, a proposed Heart Hospital, CSIRO’s largest site in Victoria and the Monash Enterprise Centre.

Employment within the Monash Cluster is expected to double over the next 30 years. Coupled with the State Government’s commitment to build a Suburban Rail Loop with potentially new underground stations at Clayton, Monash University and Glen Waverley, the Huntingdale and Clayton Activity Centres are strategically located to benefit from the expected growth in employment and population.

Improved transport connections will help elevate these precincts to attract international investment and deliver substantial economic and social benefits to Victoria.

Challenges

Traffic congestion and limited existing public transport options are impacting on the future growth of Clayton Activity Centre.

The continued growth and development of these areas rely on high-capacity, high-frequency mass public transport that is integrated with the road network and other transport options including light rail.

Proposed Actions Clayton

Key Actions

The Draft Precinct Plan for Clayton sets out a clear framework to guide the growth of Clayton and focuses on:

  • An expanded retail, medical, research and residential role for this precinct
  • Greater connectivity and integration between Monash Health’s campus including Monash Medical Centre, the Jessie McPherson Private Hospital and the soon to be built Monash Heart Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital and the Monash University precinct
  • Improved transport connections into the Clayton precinct and between major employment, research and activity locations/destinations into the precinct
  • The creation of a new identity and sense of place across the precinct.

Background Report

This report is the background report that assisted in the development of the draft Precinct Plan. It is included here for background and information only, and is not part of the project consultation program.

Clayton Activity Centre Precinct Plan - Background Report (pdf, 27MB)

 

Challenges

Traffic congestion and limited existing public transport options are impacting on the future growth of Clayton Activity Centre.

The continued growth and development of these areas rely on high-capacity, high-frequency mass public transport that is integrated with the road network and other transport options including light rail.

Proposed Actions Clayton

Key Actions

The Draft Precinct Plan for Clayton sets out a clear framework to guide the growth of Clayton and focuses on:

  • An expanded retail, medical, research and residential role for this precinct
  • Greater connectivity and integration between Monash Health’s campus including Monash Medical Centre, the Jessie McPherson Private Hospital and the soon to be built Monash Heart Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital and the Monash University precinct
  • Improved transport connections into the Clayton precinct and between major employment, research and activity locations/destinations into the precinct
  • The creation of a new identity and sense of place across the precinct.

Background Report

This report is the background report that assisted in the development of the draft Precinct Plan. It is included here for background and information only, and is not part of the project consultation program.

Clayton Activity Centre Precinct Plan - Background Report (pdf, 27MB)

 

Location

9-15 Cooke Street, 9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton 3169 View Map

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