Council resolved at its meeting on 28 January 2020 (Agenda/Decisions - item 1.3) to undertake further consultation on the Draft Huntingdale Precinct Plan (pdf, 42MB), including to hold a community meeting.
Council is seeking further community feedback on a Draft Precinct Plan for Huntingdale and immediately surrounding areas, until Friday 13 March 2020. 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.
What is proposed?
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)
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.
Have your say
We are keen to hear from residents, tenants, land owners, traders and business owners about their views on the draft Precinct Plan.
Community drop-in meeting
Wednesday 26 February 2020, 6pm – 7.30pm
Carman’s Space, 11 Hume Street, Huntingdale
First round of consultation
Council undertook a first round of consultation from late July to 26 September 2019.
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.