- Area covered by the Precinct Structure Plan - approximately 85.5 hectares
- Estimated number of dwellings - 924 homes
- Estimated future population - 2,586 people
- Estimated number of local jobs - over 380 jobs.
Where is it?
The Berwick Waterways growth area has strong links to the existing community in Berwick via its south-east roads, Centre Road, Homestead Road and Ward Road. The precinct extends from Melbourne Water retarding basin in the north to Greaves Road in the south and Hallam Valley Contour drain to the west.
What is the vision?
The Berwick Waterways Precinct Structure Plan identifies the vision for the precinct as a new residential community that will integrate with the existing residential neighbourhood. It will provide future residents with opportunities to live, work, shop and play locally. The precinct is centred on four distinct wetlands integrated with local parks.
The precinct will build on the existing local road structure, linking to Centre and Homestead Roads and the wider Casey area. Centre Road is the main public transport link with an existing bus route and bike paths. The extension of Ward Road to Berwick Springs Promenade will provide both visual and transport links to Berwick Springs in the south. Hallam Valley Contour drain on the southern edge of the precinct in its ultimate configuration will deliver both key bicycle and pedestrian links to the wider existing community north and south of the precinct.
What will it look like?
The Future Urban Structure Plan (254kb) demonstrates how the precinct will be developed over time. It identifies land set aside for a variety of uses, including residential, employment, schools and community facilities.
How will infrastructure be funded?
The Berwick Waterways Development Contributions Plan (DCP) has been developed to facilitate the provision of some of the key services and facilities required to support the new community. Specifically, the DCP:
- Identifies the key infrastructure and services necessary to support a quality and affordable lifestyle for future residents, visitors and workers to the area.
- Establishes a framework for developers and the community to make financial contributions towards the cost of the key infrastructure and services identified to ensure that the cost is shared equitably between the various developers and the wider community.
Where can I get more information?
More information on Berwick Waterways can be found in the Berwick Waterways Precinct Structure Plan and Berwick Waterways Development Contribution Plan. These documents can be accessed from the Victorian Planning Authority's website.
For any further enquiries relating to Berwick Waterways, please contact the Strategic Development Department on 9705 5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org