Botanic Ridge Precinct Structure Plan and Development Plan

Quick Facts

Botanic Ridge Stages 2 & 3 Precinct Structure Plan

  • Area covered by the Precinct Structure Plan - approximately 318 hectares
  • Estimated number of dwellings - 3,431 homes
  • Estimated future population - 9,640 people
  • Estimated number of local jobs - 936 jobs

Where is it?

The Botanic Ridge growth area is bounded by Ballarto Road and the Royal Botanic Gardens to the north, Pearcedale Road to the west, Browns Road to the south and Craig Road to the east.

Planning and development of land in Botanic Ridge is being progressed in three stages. The Botanic Ridge Precinct Map (2mb) shows the three stages of the area.

What is the vision?

Stage 1 Botanic Ridge Development Plan

The Development Plan aims to create a quality, landscape responsive, mixed density suburban residential environment which complements the adjoining Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne and the remnant vegetation of the land as well as providing an attractive living environment for residents through the promotion of a quality lifestyle and sense of place.

Stage 1 includes the additional lifestyle component of a world class championship Golf Course, which has public access and provides landscape treatments complementary to the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.

Stages 2 & 3 Botanic Ridge Structure Plan

The Botanic Ridge Precinct Structure Plan area will be a unique community where physical landform, landscape character and environment management are the key planning and design drivers.  Botanic Ridge will be an innovative model for the creation of an ecological, landscaped and environmentally sustainable residential area that provides for housing diversity, quality community facilities and vibrant town centres at urban densities.

The Botanic Ridge Native Vegetation Precinct Structure Plan also applies to the Stage 2 & 3 Botanic Ridge Structure Plan area.  The plan aims to protect and manage the long term health and habitat value of native vegetation and allow for passive recreation on the edge of habitat and conservation areas.

Stage 4 Botanic Ridge future development

The fourth stage of the Botanic Ridge growth area is located in the north-west of the precinct, bounded by Ballarto Road to the north, the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne to the south-east and the Stage 1 area to the south-west.

Planning for the Stage 4 area will commence in future as demand arises.

What will it look like?

The Future Urban Structure Plan (3mb) demonstrates how the Stage 2 & 3 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 Development Contributions Plan (DCP) applies to the Stage 2 & 3 Botanic Ridge Precinct Structure Plan area.  The plan 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?

Botanic Ridge Stage 1

More information on Botanic Ridge Stage 1 can be found in the Botanic Ridge Development Plan.

Botanic Ridge Stages 2 & 3

More information on Botanic Ridge Stages 2 & 3 can be found in the Botanic Ridge Precinct Structure Plan, Botanic Ridge Native Vegetation Precinct Plan and Botanic Ridge Development Contributions Plan.  These documents can be accessed from the Victorian Planning Authority's website.

For any further enquiries relating to Botanic Ridge Stages 1 to 4, please contact Council's Strategic Development Department on 9705 5200 or email cityplanning@casey.vic.gov.au