Overview

The Wonthaggi North East Precinct Structure Plan (the PSP) will guide the development of a new growth area in Wonthaggi. The PSP will plan for the construction of approximately 5,000 new homes over the next 30 to 50 years. It will also identify what infrastructure is needed to support the growing community, such as roads and community facilities, and land for employment and retail.

Draft amendment to the Bass Coast Planning Scheme

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) has prepared a draft amendment to the Bass Coast Planning Scheme to include the Wonthaggi North East PSP as an Incorporated Document and make the required changes to the Planning Policy Framework. The draft Amendment will enable the Wonthaggi North East to develop in line with Wonthaggi North East PSP.

The draft Amendment includes the Wonthaggi North East Development Contributions Plan to manage the delivery of local infrastructure. It also includes the Wonthaggi North East Native Vegetation Precinct Plan to manage native vegetation.

Consultation on the Growth Plan and accompanying draft planning scheme amendment documents closed on 30 November 2020. A summary report of this consultation process will be published on this page once prepared.

Vision for the Wonthaggi North East PSP

The Wonthaggi North East PSP will create an attractive extension to the existing Wonthaggi township, providing long term residential and employment growth for Bass Coast Shire. The PSP will allow a significant expansion to Wonthaggi, including community facilities, parks, trails and a new sports reserve. The PSP will also provide employment opportunities by allowing commercial and industrial businesses to establish on the Bass Highway.

The PSP will ensure that new communities are integrated with the existing town through road connections and tree-lined streets connecting to St Clair Boulevard. The extensive pathway network will connect residents to parks, sporting and community facilities, bushland, the existing township and the Bass Coast Rail Trail.

Protection and enhancement of Wonthaggi’s natural assets will be a crucial component of the PSP, through the retention and rehabilitation of native vegetation, and improvement of existing waterways.

The introduction of an extensive waterway and wetland system will anchor the new community, providing a natural thoroughfare through the precinct and allowing for recreational opportunities. The significant wetland and waterways areas for stormwater management will include landscaping and pathways.

The urban structure concept supports an engaged community with development opportunities that encourage access to local employment, participation in community and recreation activities, and contribute positively to the physical and social health and well-being of all members of the community.

Documents

Consultation Documents

Engagement Documents

Supporting Documentation

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VPA Fast Track Program

The Wonthaggi North East Precinct Structure Plan has been identified as a project on the VPA’s Fast Track Program. You can read more about the VPA’s Fast Track Program here.

The project will use the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee to consider unresolved matters and provide advice to the Minister and the VPA prior to VPA finalising the amendment for the Minister for Planning’s consideration.

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