A new suburb in Preston East - Northland Urban Renewal Precinct

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We need your help to create a vibrant new suburb in Preston East

Over the next 30 years part of Preston East – bordered by Albert and Bell Streets, Northland Shopping Centre and the Darebin Creek – will transform from large industrial sites into creative, vibrant, walkable, sustainable neighbourhoods.

We need your help to shape the vision for this new suburb, which could house up to 20,000 residents in the future – half of Darebin’s forecast population growth.


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We want to ensure high quality, attractive, low carbon buildings with room for families. We want a mix of busy, active spaces and quiet streets. We know higher density living will make improved services and public transport links viable. And we have a goal for more than 10,000 jobs the area in the long-term, as part of a Victorian Government employment plan for the area.

We need your input to set the vision for this new suburb. Your views will help inform planning controls, advocacy work and developer contributions that will shape the new precinct into the future.


A new suburb starts with a better park

The transformation of this precinct starts with a better park to cater for current and future users. The community has already provided a vision to upgrade TW Blake Park on Murray Road. Now we want to hear what you think of the draft concept plans to ensure they reflect the current and future community’s needs.

The concept plan includes lining the existing trotting track with trees, improving the sporting fields and creating zones for other activities, including a wetland, village green, playspace and a space for young people.

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If you would like to know more about our current thinking for the new suburb, please click on the links below:

Active and Healthy Places

Creativity and Diversity

Resilient Economy

Sustainability


Completed projects

Council has recently completed background work to inform the project. Details can be found here.


Ongoing projects

There are a number of ongoing projects related to the main project. Details can be found here.


The Preston East and TW Blake surveys have now closed - thank you to all for your contributions thus far, we’ve had a fantastic response! Over the coming weeks we will be collating the surveys and feedback we’ve received to inform our vision for the precinct. If you would still like to provide feedback, please send an email to planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au or contact us on (03) 8470 8768.

Stay tuned for further updates on the website.


Have a Question?

Phone Strategic Planning: 8470 8768

Send an email to: planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

Use the 'Ask A Question' Form on this website


Acknowledgement

Darebin City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land and pays respect to their Elders past and present.

We need your help to create a vibrant new suburb in Preston East

Over the next 30 years part of Preston East – bordered by Albert and Bell Streets, Northland Shopping Centre and the Darebin Creek – will transform from large industrial sites into creative, vibrant, walkable, sustainable neighbourhoods.

We need your help to shape the vision for this new suburb, which could house up to 20,000 residents in the future – half of Darebin’s forecast population growth.


Please click on the image above to take you to a larger version.

We want to ensure high quality, attractive, low carbon buildings with room for families. We want a mix of busy, active spaces and quiet streets. We know higher density living will make improved services and public transport links viable. And we have a goal for more than 10,000 jobs the area in the long-term, as part of a Victorian Government employment plan for the area.

We need your input to set the vision for this new suburb. Your views will help inform planning controls, advocacy work and developer contributions that will shape the new precinct into the future.


A new suburb starts with a better park

The transformation of this precinct starts with a better park to cater for current and future users. The community has already provided a vision to upgrade TW Blake Park on Murray Road. Now we want to hear what you think of the draft concept plans to ensure they reflect the current and future community’s needs.

The concept plan includes lining the existing trotting track with trees, improving the sporting fields and creating zones for other activities, including a wetland, village green, playspace and a space for young people.

Please click on the image above to take you to a larger version.


If you would like to know more about our current thinking for the new suburb, please click on the links below:

Active and Healthy Places

Creativity and Diversity

Resilient Economy

Sustainability


Completed projects

Council has recently completed background work to inform the project. Details can be found here.


Ongoing projects

There are a number of ongoing projects related to the main project. Details can be found here.


The Preston East and TW Blake surveys have now closed - thank you to all for your contributions thus far, we’ve had a fantastic response! Over the coming weeks we will be collating the surveys and feedback we’ve received to inform our vision for the precinct. If you would still like to provide feedback, please send an email to planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au or contact us on (03) 8470 8768.

Stay tuned for further updates on the website.


Have a Question?

Phone Strategic Planning: 8470 8768

Send an email to: planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

Use the 'Ask A Question' Form on this website


Acknowledgement

Darebin City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land and pays respect to their Elders past and present.

  • Online surveys now closed

    2 months ago

    The Preston East and TW Blake surveys have now closed - thank you to all for your contributions.

    If you would still like to provide feedback, please send an email to planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au or contact us on (03) 8470 8768.



    The Preston East and TW Blake surveys have now closed - thank you to all for your contributions.

    If you would still like to provide feedback, please send an email to planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au or contact us on (03) 8470 8768.



  • New online survey available

    4 months ago

    We are looking for your comments and feedback on setting the vision for the proposed new suburb in Preston East.

    A survey is now available online for you provide your comments on as the vision and outcomes for the area. Your feedback will inform planning controls, advocacy work and developer contributions that will shape the new precinct into the future. A new suburb starts with a good park and we are asking for your feedback on the draft concept plan for TW Blake Park.

    To complete the survey, please click on this link .

    If you have any further questions...

    We are looking for your comments and feedback on setting the vision for the proposed new suburb in Preston East.

    A survey is now available online for you provide your comments on as the vision and outcomes for the area. Your feedback will inform planning controls, advocacy work and developer contributions that will shape the new precinct into the future. A new suburb starts with a good park and we are asking for your feedback on the draft concept plan for TW Blake Park.

    To complete the survey, please click on this link .

    If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 8470 8768 or email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au.


  • New Engagement Plan

    5 months ago

    The City Design & Strategic Planning Unit has prepared a new Engagement Plan for the renewal precinct in Preston East, building upon previous community consultation. The engagement plan was adopted by Council on 19 March 2018 and will allow to the community to work with Council in thinking about and discussing the future possibilities and vision for the precinct.

    As part of the engagement process, the website has been updated with new information about the project, including details about ongoing and completed projects related to the renewal precinct in Preston East. Further updates on the engagement process will be available...

    The City Design & Strategic Planning Unit has prepared a new Engagement Plan for the renewal precinct in Preston East, building upon previous community consultation. The engagement plan was adopted by Council on 19 March 2018 and will allow to the community to work with Council in thinking about and discussing the future possibilities and vision for the precinct.

    As part of the engagement process, the website has been updated with new information about the project, including details about ongoing and completed projects related to the renewal precinct in Preston East. Further updates on the engagement process will be available on the website within the next 2-3 weeks.

    Please contact us at StrategicPlanning@darebin.vic.gov.au or phone (03) 8470 8768 if you have any questions about the engagement process.


  • Latest NURP Steering Committee meeting

    8 months ago

    The NURP Steering Committee met on the 16 November 2017.

    At the meeting, the committee was provided with a chronology of the NURP project from its inception to date and an outline summarising all past community consultation exercises and outcomes for the NURP area. The committee was informed the NURP precinct boundary had changed three times since the project was initiated and that a range of exciting foundation projects had now commenced and or were reaching a mature level of completion as priorities. These projects include the Public Realm Strategy and the Transport and Movement Plan amongst others.

    The committee...

    The NURP Steering Committee met on the 16 November 2017.

    At the meeting, the committee was provided with a chronology of the NURP project from its inception to date and an outline summarising all past community consultation exercises and outcomes for the NURP area. The committee was informed the NURP precinct boundary had changed three times since the project was initiated and that a range of exciting foundation projects had now commenced and or were reaching a mature level of completion as priorities. These projects include the Public Realm Strategy and the Transport and Movement Plan amongst others.

    The committee considered options for a future consultation refresh before asking officers to develop an updated consultation and engagement plan. The committee requested the new plan respect all past consultation outcomes but also suggested it provide a new platform for refreshing the Vision for the NURP area prior to developing a new strategic framework and structure plan.

    A presentation was also given at the meeting on T.W. Blake Park Concept Plan and the committee briefly discussed possible options for how the open space could be best utilised. Please click here for the meeting minutes. Click here to access the Committee briefing presentation. Click here to access the T.W. Blake presentation.

    If you have any questions, please contact us on 8470 8768 or send an email to planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au
  • Northland Urban Renewal Precinct article in Darebin Community News, July/August 2017 edition (Cazaly Ward).

    about 1 year ago

    NURP has been featured in the July/August 2017 edition of Darebin Community News (Cazaly Ward) – the article can be found on page 3.

    If you’d like to be kept up to date about the long term changes proposed for the area, please register your interest at YourSayDarebin.com.au or call 8470 8768.



    NURP has been featured in the July/August 2017 edition of Darebin Community News (Cazaly Ward) – the article can be found on page 3.

    If you’d like to be kept up to date about the long term changes proposed for the area, please register your interest at YourSayDarebin.com.au or call 8470 8768.



  • LTNEIC Draft Framework

    over 1 year ago

    The VPA has released the La Trobe National Employment and Innovation Cluster Draft Framework plan.

    Details about the LTNEIC Draft Framework plan can be found here.

    The draft plan can be downloaded from here.

    A public drop-in information session will be conducted on Tuesday 28th March 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Preston Town Hall, 284 Gower Street, Preston. This will include a short presentation commencing at 5.45pm and opportunity for people to discuss the plan with officers directly.

    This follows the launch of Plan Melbourne 2017-2050.


    The VPA has released the La Trobe National Employment and Innovation Cluster Draft Framework plan.

    Details about the LTNEIC Draft Framework plan can be found here.

    The draft plan can be downloaded from here.

    A public drop-in information session will be conducted on Tuesday 28th March 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Preston Town Hall, 284 Gower Street, Preston. This will include a short presentation commencing at 5.45pm and opportunity for people to discuss the plan with officers directly.

    This follows the launch of Plan Melbourne 2017-2050.


  • University of Melbourne Health Impact Assessments

    over 1 year ago

    Late in 2016, University of Melbourne Health students enrolled in the Masters program undertook a series of Health Impact Assessments at the T.W. Blake Reserve as part of their studies. The results and recommendations from these studies are available in the Document Library section of the NURP website. Council is looking into the feasibility of incorporating some of these recommendations into the NURP design process.


    Late in 2016, University of Melbourne Health students enrolled in the Masters program undertook a series of Health Impact Assessments at the T.W. Blake Reserve as part of their studies. The results and recommendations from these studies are available in the Document Library section of the NURP website. Council is looking into the feasibility of incorporating some of these recommendations into the NURP design process.


  • Draft Olympic Park Master Plan

    over 1 year ago

    A master plan is being prepared by the City of Banyule to look at Olympic Park as it stands to:

    • identify the key issues and challenges limiting its use and development;
    • provide a vision to enable Council to plan for it’s future improvement.

    The City of Banyule is looking forward to hearing your thoughts on how the master plan has been put together. Please click here to provide your feedback. Feedback on the draft plan closes Wednesday 7th December 2016.


    A master plan is being prepared by the City of Banyule to look at Olympic Park as it stands to:

    • identify the key issues and challenges limiting its use and development;
    • provide a vision to enable Council to plan for it’s future improvement.

    The City of Banyule is looking forward to hearing your thoughts on how the master plan has been put together. Please click here to provide your feedback. Feedback on the draft plan closes Wednesday 7th December 2016.


  • NURP Reports

    almost 2 years ago

    A number of reports have been completed on the strategies that inform NURP. These will be presented to the next NURP Steering Committee on the 15 December 2016 and will become available for public viewing on the NURP Yoursay site soon after.


    A number of reports have been completed on the strategies that inform NURP. These will be presented to the next NURP Steering Committee on the 15 December 2016 and will become available for public viewing on the NURP Yoursay site soon after.


  • Northland Urban Renewal Precinct

    about 2 years ago

    The Northland Urban Renewal Precinct will transform an area of low density industrial sites into a well-connected, people-focused compact neighbourhood that models sustainable urban living.

    Council is seeking community involvement and feedback into helping us develop the plans and strategies for NURP.


    The Northland Urban Renewal Precinct will transform an area of low density industrial sites into a well-connected, people-focused compact neighbourhood that models sustainable urban living.

    Council is seeking community involvement and feedback into helping us develop the plans and strategies for NURP.