The amendment applies to land within the North East Precinct Structure Plan (NEPSP), an area of 177 hectares bound by Verney Road to the west, Ford Road to the north, Grahamvale Road to the east and a Goulburn-Murray Water drainage reserve to the south.
The amendment proposes to incorporate the Shepparton North East Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) and the Shepparton North East Development Contributions Plan (DCP) and to introduce Schedule 1 to the Urban Growth Zone (UGZ1) and Schedule 4 to the Development Contributions Plan Overlay (DCPO4) into the Planning Scheme to allow for development of the precinct in accordance with the PSP.
The VPA and Greater Shepparton City Council have prepared a comprehensive PSP and DCP for the future residential development of the area known as the NEPSP.
The NEPSP was identified as one of five main residential growth areas for Shepparton and Mooroopna in the Greater Shepparton Housing Strategy 2011.
The purpose of a PSP is to provide a ‘big picture’ plan that sets out the vision for developing new communities and is an effective tool for guiding development in identified growth areas. PSPs identify where necessary shared infrastructure such as roads, key intersections, shopping centres, retardation basins, parks and schools will be located.
The PSP will guide development for the NEPSP and residential growth for approximately 1,500 lots to accommodate a population of approximately 4,000 people. The PSP outlines a vision for a suburb with 1,500 new homes, a local convenience centre and community facility, a district park, four local parks, the retention and potential expansion of two school sites, and drainage and transport networks.
The precinct has been designed to integrate into the existing character of the overall area and will include access to major existing roads such as Grahamvale, Ford and Verney Roads. The precinct will also include shared bicycle and pedestrian paths linking to schools, community facilities and open space.
Development of the NEPSP includes Public Acquisition Overlays (PAOs) for open space, a community facility, roads, key intersections and retardation basins, with developers of the NEPSP expected to contribute over $39 million in development levies to help pay for shared infrastructure and facilities within the new community. This is a long-term, 30-year plan for growth and the area is expected to be developed gradually.
The VPA is now inviting the public to inspect the amendment documentation and to make a formal submission. You may inspect the document, free of charge at the following locations:
- during office hours, at the office of the planning authority, the Victorian Planning Authority, Level 25, 35 Collins Street, Melbourne or at any time on the VPA website;
- in person during office hours, at the office of Greater Shepparton City Council, 90 Welsford Street, Shepparton; or
- at any time at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.
Make a submission in writing
Any person may make a submission to the planning authority about the Amendment in writing to the VPA, Level 25, 35 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for submissions is Friday, 13 April 2018.
The VPA must make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect during office hours free of charge until the end of two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.
Community drop-in session
Residents and interested parties are also invited to attend a community drop-in session to learn more about the plan on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 between 4pm and 6:30pm in the library of Grahamvale Primary School at 85 Grahamvale Road, Grahamvale.