Public submissions have now closed.
Council Officers are reviewing all submissions received during the consultation period.
The Draft Hampton Park Hill Development Plan has been listed on a draft Council report agenda for consideration by Council on 13 December 2022. The purpose of the report is for Council to note the submissions that have been received in response to the public consultation. The consideration of those submissions and determining the Council position on the Draft Development Plan will occur at a future report to Council on 2023.
Casey City Council has undertaken public consultation on the draft Hampton Park Hill Development Plan (the Development Plan) which applies to land in the southern part of Hampton Park and is affected by the Development Plan Overlay, Schedule 1 (DPO1).
Community feedback has helped Council to identify any gaps in the Development Plan and inform any further changes needed before final adoption by Council. It also provided the community an opportunity to help shape the future use and development for the precinct.
The Development Plan area includes the Hallam Road landfill and is bound by Ormond Road and Central Road to the north, the transmission line easement to the east, Glasscocks Road to the south, and Hallam Road/South Gippsland Highway to the west.
The Development Plan provides guidance for future planning permit applications in the development plan area. Future planning permit applications under DPO1 that are in accordance with the Development Plan are exempt from public notice in the Casey Planning Scheme. The Development Plan also provides strategic direction for land use and development within 500 metres of the landfill (the landfill buffer).
The Development Plan precinct has been identified by the Victorian State Government through the State-wide Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan (SWRRIP) (Sustainability Victoria, 2018) as a significant waste and resource recovery site. The Hallam Road Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan (Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group, 2021) sits underneath the SWRRIP and also provides specific direction from the State Government for the Development Plan precinct regarding Waste and Resource Recovery activities.
The Development Plan will aim to facilitate the State Government’s strategy for ongoing waste and resource recovery and circular economy principles. This includes support for the development of a commercial scale transfer station as a modern waste transfer facility, designed to reduce offsite impacts of noise, dust and smell. The transfer station will only consolidate waste for processing elsewhere and will not include the processing of waste.
In addition to waste and resource recovery, the Development Plan will facilitate new employment land to increase local job opportunities. A key objective of the plan is to ensure Casey’s growing population has access to local employment.
A new attractive and accessible public open space area will be realised through the Development Plan, with paths connecting all sides of the precinct, which will allow the local community to enjoy more open space.
- Facilitate a Victorian State government requirements for a State significant waste and recovery hub.
- Support of a commercial scale waste transfer station to replace the landfill over time, and thereby minimise potential off-site amenity impacts of waste and resource recovery.
- Provide clear guidance for development and land use within the 500 metre landfill buffer.
- Proposed future employment land to support local economy and employment.
- Require well designed employment land which provides a positive interface to residential areas.
- Proposed public open space areas, including passive open space on land encumbered by the landfill and active open space to the north of the landfill.
- Establish an integrated and sustainable active transport network through shared paths connecting all sides of the precinct.
- Ensure development and land uses do not impact the floodway management and environmental needs of the area.