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)
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.
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.