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.
The Strategy will be implemented in the Casey Planning Scheme through a concurrent Planning Scheme Amendment process called C258. On 2 April 2019 Council endorsed the Strategy and C258 to proceed to public exhibition. A public exhibition of the Strategy and C258 is planned for September 2019, once authorisation is received from the Minister for Planning.
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.
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.
- Draft Casey Activity Centres Strategy 2019
- Draft Casey Activity Centres Action Plan 2019
- C258 Draft Planning Scheme Amendments