Hampton Park Hill Development Plan

The Hampton Park Hill Development Plan, July 2023 (the Plan) was adopted by City of Casey’s Administrators at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 18 July 2023.

City of Casey’s Administrators also resolved to request Ministerial consent for the preparation and exhibition of Planning Scheme Amendment C294 to the Casey Planning Scheme.

C294 proposes to amend Schedule 1 to the Special Use Zone and replace Schedule 1 with a new Schedule 25 to the Development Plan Overlay, and update local policy in the planning scheme. The changes proposed by C294 will assist in implementing the adopted Plan.

Further investigation will be undertaken into the Buffer Area Overlay to determine the merits of applying this overlay over existing residential development within 500 metres of the existing Hallam Road landfill. The outcome of this work will be reported at a future Council Meeting before the end of 2023.

Details of Planning Scheme Amendment C294 will become available once the Minister for Planning has authorised the preparation and exhibition of the amendment.

Overview of the adopted Development Plan July 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 Plan provides a high-level framework describing key elements of land use, built form, scale, connectivity and servicing provision to govern the future development of the land within the Development Plan area, and to guide decision making in relation to future land use, subdivision and development planning application proposals.

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).

Council’s role as a ‘Responsible Authority’ is to consider and decide on a Development Plan in accordance with State Government policy and the provisions of the Casey Planning Scheme. The Development Plan must be consistent with State Government policies, and it should be noted that the State Government has identified Hampton Park Hill site as one of 22 hubs of State importance for ‘waste and resource recovery’ activities to service the local needs of Casey community and the needs of the region.

Therefore, the Plan and any associated planning scheme amendment must be consistent with State Government policies, including Plan Melbourne 2017-2050, the State-wide Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan 2018 and the Hallam Waste and Resource Recovery Plan 2021

The Development Plan will aim to facilitate the State Government’s strategy, as outlined below, for ongoing waste and resource recovery and circular economy principles.

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 Plan reflects the need of future waste and resource recovery activities, as well as employment, open space needs and environmental separation buffers.

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.

The Development Plan includes three staging maps below that guide the evolution of the area within the Development Plan.