Draft Huntingdale Precinct Plan

Consultation closed on 26 September 2019

Huntingdale precint

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

Council, in collaboration with PriceWaterhouseCoopers Consulting, have developed a draft Precinct Plan for the Huntingdale Neighbourhood Centre and surrounding industrial and residential properties. This draft Plan sets out a clear, transformative vision for the future growth and development of the Huntingdale Neighbourhood Centre, one of the key areas in the Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster (MNEIC), and the recently announced Suburban Rail Loop project.

This draft Plan proposes:

  • greatly expanded employment and innovation roles, along with increased residential densities
  • improved transport and movement connections into Huntingdale and between major employment, research and activity locations/destinations in this Precinct
  • the creation of a new identity and sense of place for the Precinct, reflective of its future role as CBD level employment, research and residential Precinct.

More information: Huntingdale - Draft Precinct Plan (pdf, 42MB)

Opportunities

The opportunities to transform Huntingdale into a vibrant centre include:

  • Expanding the employment, innovation and residential activity
  • Creating greater connectivity to and integration with the key tenants with the Monash NEIC that are driving innovation and knowledge intensive employment
  • Improving the amenity and creating a better 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 Huntingdale.

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 Huntingdale

Key Actions

The Draft Precinct Plan for Huntingdale identifies five development areas:

  • Foster innovation as a cornerstone of the local economy
  • Productive use of industrial land
  • The role of housing in supporting closer proximity to jobs and transport, and in locations that support population growth
  • 20 minute neighbourhoods
  • Place through exemplary decision

Background Reports

These reports are the background reports that assisted in the development of the draft Precinct Plan. They are included here for background and information only, and are not part of the project consultation program.

Huntingdale Precinct Plan Background Report - Economics (pdf, 3MB)

Huntingdale Precinct Plan Background Report - Community Infrastructure (pdf, 3MB)

Huntingdale Precinct Plan Background Report - Land Use (pdf, 6MB)

Huntingdale Precinct Plan Background Report - Urban Design Framework (pdf, 19MB)

Challenges

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

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 Huntingdale

Key Actions

The Draft Precinct Plan for Huntingdale identifies five development areas:

  • Foster innovation as a cornerstone of the local economy
  • Productive use of industrial land
  • The role of housing in supporting closer proximity to jobs and transport, and in locations that support population growth
  • 20 minute neighbourhoods
  • Place through exemplary decision

Background Reports

These reports are the background reports that assisted in the development of the draft Precinct Plan. They are included here for background and information only, and are not part of the project consultation program.

Huntingdale Precinct Plan Background Report - Economics (pdf, 3MB)

Huntingdale Precinct Plan Background Report - Community Infrastructure (pdf, 3MB)

Huntingdale Precinct Plan Background Report - Land Use (pdf, 6MB)

Huntingdale Precinct Plan Background Report - Urban Design Framework (pdf, 19MB)

Location

11 Hume Street, Huntingdale 3166 View Map

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