The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) and City of Hume are planning for a green and vibrant new neighbourhood in Craigieburn West.

The Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) (PDF) proposes a long-term plan for the development of a new neighbourhood in Melbourne’s north. It describes how Craigieburn West is expected to develop and plans for services and infrastructure to support the new community. The Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan is the final Precinct Structure Plan in the Craigieburn residential area.

For more information, refer to Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan.

The Vision

Craigieburn West will develop as a series of predominantly residential neighbourhoods supported by a new local town centre.

The precinct will create a series of walkable neighbourhoods arranged along a north–south spine including open space links and key road connections. The precinct will also enhance the heritage and landscape features of the area and maximize the retention of established native vegetation.

The precinct will feature schools, community hubs, and different types of housing to support a diverse community, as well as a range of open spaces, including conservation reserves, active open spaces, and a network of local parks.

The Precinct Structure Plan plans to complete the network of green links across the greater Craigieburn area. It also plans for a sensitive transition between the residential neighbourhood and the rural land west of Mickleham Road.

Members of the new Craigieburn West community will have easy access to nearby Craigieburn Central, Aston Village and Highlands Village, as well as new local facilities including a new local town centre with open space and community facilities and a series of potential government and nongovernment schools.

Future Outcomes for Craigieburn West

The Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan aims to acheive several key outcomes.

Housing Diversity

Future residents will enjoy housing diversity and choice within Craigieburn West, including densities that support access to local services, jobs and sustainable transport options.

Transport and Movement

The Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan plans for a transport network that integrates with the surrounding established areas and supports active and public transport options, movement of goods and connections to jobs.

Public Realm and Open Space Networks

The precinct will primarily be developed as a series of residential neighbourhoods that encourage a sense of place and community, and respond to the existing natural, cultural and built form features.

Biodiversity and Ecosystems

The north western part of the precinct is identified as Conservation Area 29. The Craigieburn West PSP responds to the existing landscape features and plans to retain and protect existing natural features and key community assets.

Education and Community Infrastructure

To support development, our plans will facilitate the delivery of adaptable and multi-purpose open spaces, community facilities, schools, and other essential community infrastructure.

Consultation on the Craigieburn West Precinct Structure Plan and accompanying draft planning scheme amendment documents closed on Friday 18 December 2020.

A summary report of this consultation process will be published on this page once prepared.


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VPA Fast Track Program

The Craigieburn West PSP is part of the VPA Fast Track Program You can read more about the VPA’s Fast Track Program here.

As part of the VPA Fast Track Program, if required, the Craigieburn West PSP project will be subject to the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee (VPA SAC). The project will use the VPA SAC to consider unresolved matters and provide advice to the Minister for Planning and the VPA prior to the VPA finalising the amendment for the Minister’s consideration.

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