The Victorian Government is looking to residents, students and wider community members to share their ideas about the future of the Caulfield Station Precinct.
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Glen Eira City Council and are preparing a structure plan for the precinct and would like to hear the community’s aspirations for the area.
The precinct consists of 122 hectares of land bounded by Kambrook Road, Queens Avenue, Dandenong Road and Neerim Road. It is just 10km from the CBD on a major transport corridor, with a booming student population and an expanding Monash University campus.
“The best people to consult on the Caulfield Station Precinct are the people who use it every day, so we want locals to tell us how the space should be used. This consultation process will help us plan for the future of the precinct – we’re hearing people out and getting things done.”
Member for Southern Metropolitan Philip Dalidakis
Consultation will encourage people to identify what they value most about the area and how it can become a more vibrant place to live, work and visit.
This could involve better walking and cycling connections, new recreational and retail businesses, additional high-quality housing and accessible open space.
The precinct also takes in the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve, a 54-hectare reserve originally set aside in 1879 for racing, recreation and a public park.
The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change is establishing a new Trust to manage the reserve, following recommendations from the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office to improve public access to the land.
“The Caulfield Station Precinct has the potential to become a major educational hub with world-class university facilities, vibrant amenity and quality open space. I encourage community members to get involved and help shape the future of this important area of Melbourne.”
Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne
The outcomes of this phase of community consultation will be shared with the Trust to inform their future planning for the reserve.
In this initial round of consultation, people are invited to share their ideas by completing an online survey and attending a community visioning workshop on Wednesday 20 June.
People can access the online survey by visiting https://vpa.vic.gov.au/caulfield-station-precinct-vision-survey/.
Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Location: Monash University Caulfield, Ground Floor, Building H, Room H116