Adoption of the Huntingdale Precinct Plan
Council adopted the Huntingdale Precinct Plan (subject to minor changes) at its meeting on 27 March 2020, and resolved to:
“[Direct] officers to convene a meeting of land owners in Area 7 to discuss the best way of encouraging the future development and rejuvenation of this area with a focus on employment consistent with the principles of the structure plan.”
The meeting of land owners will be held as soon as practicable, once Covid-19 restrictions have been sufficiently relaxed or lifted in order to safely hold the meeting.
The minor changes were:
- Change the building heights in activity areas 8A and 8B to 3 storeys and delete the proposed setbacks so that they reflect current planning scheme provisions
- Acknowledge that there are significant parking and traffic issues around Huntingdale Primary School
- Editing and reformatting to improve readability, correct errors and simplify terminology.
Huntingdale Precinct Plan
This is a transformative, long term vision outlining opportunities to revitalise Huntingdale and immediately surrounding areas.
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, which is one of the key areas in the Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster (MNEIC).
Please read: Draft Huntingdale Precinct Plan (pdf, 42MB)
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.
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.
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Council undertook a first round of consultation from late July to 26 September 2019.
Council resolved at its meeting on 28 January 2020 (Agenda/Minutes item 1.3) to undertake a second round of consultation on the Draft Huntingdale Precinct Plan (pdf, 42MB), including to hold a community meeting.
The second round of consultation was undertaken from early February to 13 March 2020. The community meeting was held on Wednesday, 26 February 2020.
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.