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Amendment C258 – Activity Centres Strategy Update

Overview

The Casey Activity Centres Strategy describes how retail and commercial development can be consolidated into a network of conveniently located activity centres. It focuses on boosting local jobs and creating a more walkable and liveable city.

Amendment C258 will implement the Strategy into the Casey Planning Scheme by updating Local Planning Policy Framework clauses. The amendment has been exhibited and it is anticipated that submissions will be considered in February. 

View more information and documentation relating to the Activity Centres Strategy 

Background

The Casey Activity Centres Strategy is based on extensive public consultation and economic analysis. It brings a new focus on promoting jobs and economic development within Casey’s activity centres by increasing commercial office floorspace and streamlining planning processes. Urban design guidance and clear directions for out-of-centre non-residential use and development are also included.

Activity centres are the places in a community that people go to shop, work, eat and meet, including large centres like Fountain Gate-Narre Warren CBD and the Cranbourne Town Centre, or the many smaller centres of various sizes throughout Casey. Much of the City of Casey’s potential for employment growth in knowledge-based higher wage businesses lies in the strength and vibrancy of its network of activity centres.

This Strategy and related Planning Scheme Amendments will create more certainty for businesses and investors by updating Casey’s existing Retail Policy to include our many new growth area centres and align with Plan Melbourne- the State Government’s Metropolitan Strategy.

Planning Panel 

The Hearings for this matter will take place via video conference.  The Directions Hearing was  held  at 10am on Wednesday 29 April 2020. The main Hearing for this matter will  be held on the 11, 12, 16 and 17 June 2020.  Due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements currently in place, the Hearing will proceed by video conference. Hearings are a public process and are open to the public.  If you would like to observe the Hearing, please contact Amy Selvaraj, Senior Project Officer at Planning Panels Victoria on planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au to organise access.  Make sure you quote the Amendment number Casey C258 when requesting access.

As with in-person hearings, please be advised that the Hearing must not be recorded in any part or in any way without permission from the Panel. This includes audio and video recording.

Documents Provided to Planning Panel

1. Letter of Authorisation with Conditions - DELWP - 13-09-2019

2. Explanatory Report 

3. Amendment Clauses 

3b. Amendment Clauses with Changes

4. Activity Centres Strategy 

5. Activity Centres Strategy Action Plan

6. Activity Centres Strategy Background Paper

7. Retail and Other Employment Floorspace Assessment, SGS, November 2017 

8a. Council Meeting Agenda of 2 April 2019

8b. Council Meeting Minutes of 2 April 2019 

9a. Full Council Meeting Agenda of 3 March 2020 and Attachments 6.2.1 - 6.2.3 

9b. Council Meeting Minutes of 3 March 2020 

10. Draft text to Address Non- Retail Use in Special Zones 

11. Letter Requesting Planning Panel - 5 March 2020 

12. Submitter Listing 

13. Redacted Submissions 

20-minute neighbourhoods

A network of activity centres offers convenient access to local shops, services, and jobs for Casey residents. This is a key part of planning for a liveable city.

activity centre strategy one trip map

cranbourne south walkable catchment map

Activity Centres in Casey Map

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Project documents

Contact

Daniel Borton
Strategic Projects Planner
Phone: 9705 5200
Email: dborton@casey.vic.gov.au 

Or

Bryan Colbourne 
Senior Strategic Planner
Phone: 9705 5200
Email: bcolbourne@casey.vic.gov.au