The Heatherton Road Mixed Use Precinct Development Plan (Version 2) has been prepared by the City of Casey in conjunction with Reeds Consulting Pty Ltd, Built Modern Architects and the landowner, Casdar Pty Ltd. The document responds to the requirements of the City of Casey Planning Scheme and the recommendations of the Planning Scheme Amendment C181 Panel Report 25 March 2014.
The Heatherton Road Mixed Use Precinct Development Plan (April 2011) was given affect when it was adopted by Council as the approved Development Plan under Schedule 16 to Clause 43.04 – Development Plan Overlay of the Casey Planning Scheme on 5 April 2011. It identified a variety of retail uses, a gymnasium, housing and a child care centre, within a well-defined, pedestrian focused core precinct to create a sense of place for a vibrant community life.
With the adoption of The Activities Areas and Non-Residential Uses Strategy, (December 2012), the Heatherton Road Mixed Use Precinct was elevated in the hierarchy to be developed as a medium Neighbourhood Activity Centre (NAC). This has created the need to revise the Development Plan to reflect the elevated classification of the precinct.
This revised Development Plan for the Heatherton Road Mixed Use Precinct provides the Physical Framework Plan for the future built form and land uses on the site. The proposed land uses and development must be generally in accordance with the Development Plan. The four sub-precincts identified in the Development Plan provide design requirements envisaged for the site.