VICTORIAN Planning Minister Richard Wynne last week approved Melbourne's newest suburbs, Deanside and Fraser Rise (previously called Plumpton and Kororoit), which will be developed over more than 10 years and eventually accommodate 20,000 dwellings and 14,000 jobs.
The new suburb of Deanside is facilitated by the Plumpton Precinct Structure Plan (PSP), which covers 1,016 hectares of land and is bounded by the Melton Highway to the north, the approved Taylors Hill West PSP area to the east, Taylors Road and the Kororoit PSP area to the south, and the Outer Metropolitan Ring (OMR) reservation and approved Rockbank North PSP area and proposed Warrensbrook PSP to the west.
The Kororoit PSP applies to Fraser Rise and covers approximately 925 hectares of land, which is bounded by Taylors Road and the Plumpton PSP area to the north, Caroline Springs to the east, the Western Freeway to the south, and the Outer Metropolitan Ring (OMR) reservation and approved Rockbank North PSP to the west.
Fraser Rise and Deanside will be set alongside the Kororoit Creek and the suburbs will feature 40 local parks, conservation reserves and a network of pedestrian and cycle tracks.
The planning framework for the two suburbs provides a 100-hectare parcel of land for a business and commercial precinct adjacent to the Melton Highway. The plan also allows for up to seven government schools in the future and three non-government schools.
Additional bus routes are being planned that will connect the suburbs to key major centres such as Watergardens, Caroline Springs, St Albans and the Sunshine Hospital.
Developers building Fraser Rise and Deanside will be required to pay $195 million in Growth Area Infrastructure Contributions. Another $395 million in developer contributions to the City of Melton will pay for local infrastructure and land acquisition to deliver community services and facilities.
The Plumpton and Kororoit Precinct Structure Plans form part of the Victorian Government's 100,000 lots program, which aims to plan for 17 new communities throughout Melbourne by the end of 2018.