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)
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
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.