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HUME CITY COUNCIL SUNBURY HUME CITY COUNCIL SUNBURY HUME INTEGRATED GROWTH AREA PLAN (HIGAP) Preferred Options Paper (November 2011) 1 Contents Page 1. Introduction

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  • HUME CITY COUNCILSUNBURY HUME INTEGRATED GROWTH AREA PLAN (HIGAP)Preferred Options Paper (November 2011)

    www.hume.vic.gov.au

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    Contents Page 1. Introduction ..............................................................................................2 1.1. Purpose of this Document ..........................................................................2 1.2. Structure of Document ...............................................................................4 2. Vision & Objectives..................................................................................5 2.1. The Preferred Vision and Objectives..........................................................5 3. The Future Spatial Structure of Sunbury ...............................................6 3.1. Employment ...............................................................................................6 3.2. Activity Centres & Large Scale Community Infrastructure..........................9 3.3. Transport Connectivity .............................................................................12 3.4. Open Space Network ...............................................................................13 3.5. Phasing and Sequencing of Development ...............................................14 4. Sunburys Precincts ..............................................................................19 4.1. Sunbury West Precinct.............................................................................20 4.2. Sunbury South .........................................................................................23 4.3. Sunbury South East and East ..................................................................27 4.4. Sunbury North East..................................................................................32 4.5. Sunbury North ..........................................................................................37 4.6. Central Sunbury .......................................................................................37 4.7. Diggers Rest Precinct ..............................................................................39 5. Delivery & Implementation ....................................................................40 5.1. Infrastructure ............................................................................................40 5.2. Key Development Areas ..........................................................................44 6. Next Steps...............................................................................................45 6.1. Further Work ............................................................................................45 6.2. Next Steps................................................................................................46

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    1. Introduction In August 2010, the State Government confirmed changes to the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) in Melbourne, effectively releasing further land for development in growth areas to meet the needs of a fast growing Melbourne population. Sunbury is one area where the boundary has been changed along with the Hume Corridor and areas within Casey, Whittlesea, Wyndham, Melton and Mitchell Shire Councils. The areas for new development zoned Urban Growth Zone (UGZ) in Sunbury are shown in Map 1.1. The implications of this change for Sunbury are significant. Ensuring that the opportunities presented by this change benefit communities in Sunbury and deliver new development which is sustainable long into the future requires a comprehensive planning approach. Sunbury Hume Integrated Growth Area Plan (HIGAP) is a comprehensive review of planning for Sunbury that will be Councils new plan for the township. It will identify, amongst other matters, where and when Council thinks that new housing, employment and infrastructure should be delivered whilst retaining Sunburys rural setting and character. It will also inform the growth area planning of the Growth Areas Authority as well as the investment strategies of Council, State Agencies and developers.

    1.1. Purpose of this Document This Preferred Options Paper is the third paper prepared to inform the Sunbury HIGAP and outlines Councils preferred approach to the management of growth in Sunbury. An Emerging Options Paper and a Detailed Options Paper were previously prepared and outlined options for the future management of growth in Sunbury. Both were informed and subject to community and stakeholder consultation in May/June 2011 and August/September 2011 respectively. This Preferred Options Paper responds to the feedback received from the community, stakeholders and State Agencies and reflects the outcomes of technical work on: employment, transport, activity centres, community infrastructure, visual and landscape impact and open space. The Emerging and Detailed Options Paper and the Community Consultation Reports are available from the following link and it is recommended that readers of this document also read these: http://www.hume.vic.gov.au/Whats_On/Your_Say/HIGAP

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    Comments on this Preferred Options Paper are encouraged and should be sent to: Strategic Planning Hume City Council PO Box 119 Dallas 3047 Or emailed to: [email protected] Comments should be submitted before 13th January 2012

    Map 1.1 Urban Growth Zone Areas in Sunbury & Diggers Rest

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    1.2. Structure of Document This document adopts the following structure: Section 2: Vision and Objectives Section 2 outlines the preferred Vision and Objectives. Section 3: Future Spatial Structure of Sunbury This section details the preferred future Spatial Structure of Sunbury and shows at a broad level the preferred location of employment areas, activity centres, open space, road infrastructure and public transport, as well as open space. It also shows the preferred phasing and sequencing of development Section 4: Sunburys Precincts Section 4 then provides greater detail and guidance on the preferred future development for the different precinct areas in Sunbury where the greatest change is going to occur:

    Sunbury West Sunbury South (including land the beyond the UGB) Sunbury South East Sunbury North East Central Sunbury Diggers Rest

    This includes detail on the broad scale of different land uses, future infrastructure and specific design considerations for development in these areas. Section 5: Delivery & Implementation Section 5 outlines Councils position on the roles and responsibilities for delivering the development in Sunbury. Section 6: Next Steps Section 6 outlines the next steps involved in finalising the Spatial Strategy and Delivery Strategy for Sunbury HIGAP.

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    2. Vision & Objectives

    An initial vision and objectives was included in the Emerging Options Paper that sought to respond to the global and local issues and the opportunities that Sunbury faces as well as the known community aspirations for the future of Sunbury. The Vision and Objectives were revised slightly in the Detailed Options Paper to respond to the feedback given by the community in the consultation undertaken on the Emerging Options Paper. The feedback received during the consultation on the Detailed Options Paper suggests that no further changes are needed to the Vision and Objectives.

    2.1. The Preferred Vision and Objectives

    The Preferred Vision and the Preferred Strategic Objectives are outlined below. Box 2.1: Preferred Vision for Sunbury in 2040

    In 2040 Sunbury is a unique township with a sense of community and familiarity which is physically separate but well connected to Melbourne by good transport links. Its rural setting, parks and accessible countryside are renowned and highly valued by the community. The vibrant town centre and new neighbourhood centres are the hubs of activity throughout the day and evening. These centres and adjoining residential and employment areas are connected by public transport, walking and cycling routes. Large and local scale health, education and leisure facilities as well as diverse housing and employment opportunities enable people to live and work in Sunbury throughout their lives.

    Box 2.2: Preferred Strategic Objectives SO1 Ensure Sunbury is different and separate to Melbourne but well connected by

    high quality transport and technology networks; SO2 Retain Sunburys rural outlook and increase public access to its high quality

    heritage and natural environment; SO3 Encourage use and development in the surrounding non urban areas that is

    supportive and complimentary to the urban area; SO4 Increase the number and diversity of jobs within Sunbury; SO5 Focus and intensify activity in the town centre and create new supporting activity

    centres; SO6 Develop places of activity and walkable neighbourhoods linked by well designed

    and efficient transport connections; SO7 Increase the potential for the Sunbury and wider community to access its

    housing, health, leisure, cultural and education needs in the township; SO8 Increase the provision of sustainable energy, waste and water services; and SO9 Deliver logically sequenced development supported by appropriately funded and

    timely infrastructure.

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    3. The Future Spatial Structure of Sunbury Both the Emerging Options Paper and the Detailed Options Paper discussed the future development of Sunbury by themes: Working in Sunbury, Living in Sunbury, Moving in and out of Sunbury, and Sunburys Resource Future. In the Detailed Options Paper, emerging preferred options were outlined for the future location of employment land, activity centres, community infrastructure, transport infrastructure and open space. Emerging preferred positions were also outlined on

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