VICTORIAN Planning Minister Matthew Guy has approved a new development plan for Victoria Harbour at Melbourne's Docklands to guide strategic planning and policy for future planning applications.
Mr Guy said the Development Plan 2010 would help to shape the future of the area by providing direction on land-use, urban form and the public realm.
"The plan is the culmination of several years' work between the Department of Planning and Community Development, Lend Lease, VicUrban, the City of Melbourne and various other agencies, and follows extensive consultation and community feedback," Mr Guy said.
"The developer Lend Lease will be required to continue to work closely with the City of Melbourne, particularly with regard to waste, traffic and streetscape matters, so that Docklands retains and enhances its reputation as a prestigious location."
Development applications will be required to be submitted for individual sites within Victoria Harbour and will be required to follow the objectives of the approved Development Plan.
Victoria Harbour is located in the heart of the Docklands precinct, with direct connection to the CBD via Collins Street. It has an area of approximately 30 hectares and includes a mix of residential, office, retail and community open space.