Melbourne’s Newest Suburb is Rezoned: Taylors Hill West

HAVING built a freeway to Caroline Springs to help ease newfound traffic congestion, the government has now rezoned a major tract of western suburb land to make more efficient use of the existing infrastructure.

Planning Minister Justin Madden this week approved for the residential redevelopment of 220 hectares abutting the north-western edge of the fully developed Caroline Springs housing estate, about 23 kilometres from town.

The affected land is bordered by Beattys Road to the north, Taylors Road to the south and high voltage transmission lines to the west.

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Melbourne’s Newest Suburb is Rezoned: Taylors Hill West

HAVING built a freeway to Caroline Springs to help ease newfound traffic congestion, the government has now rezoned a major tract of western suburb land to make more efficient use of the existing infrastructure.

Planning Minister Justin Madden this week approved for the residential redevelopment of 220 hectares abutting the north-western edge of the fully developed Caroline Springs housing estate, about 23 kilometres from town.

The affected land is bordered by Beattys Road to the north, Taylors Road to the south and high voltage transmission lines to the west.

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Mirvac Starts Planning its Biggest Victorian Masterplanned Community

RockbankMIRVAC was one of many land owners celebrating the State Government’s decision last month to substantially extend Melbourne’s Urban Growth Boundary.

The announcement paves the way for Mirvac, with Malaysia based joint venture partner Jayaland, to develop its largest master planned Victorian community in the western suburb of Rockbank, near Melton, about 28 kilometres from town.

Mirvac chief executive officer Victoria John Carfi said the company was delighted with the government’s decision, and that it will now work with the Growth Areas Authority and the Melton City Council to work through a new planning process.

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Planning Strategy Affecting 2400 Hectares Between Caroline Springs and Melton Being Formalised, Tenders Called

THE FORMER “thoroughbred country” of Melton is a step closer to becoming part of metropolitan Melbourne, with the council formalising a major planning strategy affecting 2400 hectares of vacant land – effectively creating two new suburbs and allowing for the area’s population to more than double within 15 years.

The affected land between Paynes Road at Rockbank (some 30 kilometres from town) and Toolern Creek, at Melton South (40 kilometres away) is proposed to make way for two new activity centres, shops, offices, a new train station, and low, medium and high density residential.

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