The Victorian Government has committed to delivering three new regional parks in Melbourne’s growth corridors to contribute to the future liveability for communities in these emerging areas. The three proposed regional parks will provide significant open space assets for the booming population in Melbourne’s southeast and west.
These new regional parks will provide an opportunity for recreational activities in a semi-natural environment and provide protection of important environmental assets and biodiversity values.
These parks were first identified in state level planning strategies since 2002 and the concept of providing additional regional parks within Melbourne’s south-east and west growth areas has received ongoing commitment from successive Victorian Governments. The facilitation of the parks requires the acquisition of private land and the 2017-18 State budget committed funds for the initial two years of land acquisition to help create the three new parks.
The Victorian Government has investigated acquisition mechanism options and determined that the application of the Public Acquisition Overlay (PAO) is the most appropriate. As most of the land within the proposed park boundaries is privately owned, the first step is to declare the intent to acquire the land via the application of a PAO.
The identification of the land as early as possible informs affected landowners and others in the area about the proposed location of the parks and enables them to make informed decisions about the use and development of their land. Application of a PAO (if approved) and the subsequent land acquisition is the first step in the realisation of significant public open space assets for Melbourne’s growth corridors.
The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP, is the proposed acquiring authority for the land proposed to be included in a PAO.
Clyde Park Sports Precinct
The City of Casey has also prepared a separate proposal for the Clyde Park Sports Precinct. This proposed park is adjacent to the proposed Clyde Regional Park.
The City of Casey has investigated acquisition mechanism options and determined that the application of PAO is the most appropriate. As the land within the proposed park boundaries is privately owned, the first step is to declare the intent to acquire the land via the application of a PAO.
The identification of the land as early as possible informs affected landowners and others in the area about the proposed location of the parks and enables them to make informed decisions about the use and development of their land. Application of a PAO (if approved) and the subsequent land acquisition is the first step in the realisation of a significant sports park precinct in the south-east growth area.
The City of Casey is the proposed acquiring authority for the land proposed to be included in a PAO.
Regional Parks Standing Advisory Committee
The Minister for Planning appointed a Standing Advisory Committee, known as the Regional Parks Standing Advisory Committee, to provide advice on planning proposals that seek to facilitate delivery of the three regional parks and the Clyde Park Sports Precinct.
The Advisory Committee will make recommendations to the Minister for Planning on the changes to the relevant planning schemes to facilitate the Werribee Township Regional Park, Kororoit Creek Regional Park, Clyde Regional Park and Clyde Park Sports Precinct.
Request for further information
On 29 June 2018 the Regional Parks Standing Advisory Committee requested further information on the proposals as a result of submissions made throughout the exhibition period. In particular, the Advisory Committee requested additional material to demonstrate that the three proposed regional park sites are ‘fit for purpose’, including indicative concept plans for the three regional parks.
The Advisory Committee has raised these matters now rather than at the Directions Hearing so that there is adequate time for the information to be prepared and be considered by parties prior to the Public Hearing. The information is provided below:
Terms of Reference
The Minister for Planning signed Terms of Reference (PDF, 1.7 MB) for this project on 29 November 2017.
The Minister for Planning appointed the following members to the Committee:
- Michael Kirsch (Chair)
- Amanda Cornwall
- Mandy Elliott
The Minister for Planning referred the three regional park proposals for the Advisory Committee to consider on 21 March 2018. The proposal prepared by Casey City Council for the Clyde Park Sports Precinct was also referred to the Advisory Committee.
How to make a submission
Submissions on the following sites can be me made online from 28 May 2018 until 5pm 6 July 2018.
Further information about the proposals can be found via the links below:
- Werribee Township Regional Park
- Kororoit Creek Regional Park
- Clyde Regional Park
- Clyde Park Sports Precinct (Proposed by Casey City Council)
All submissions must be directed to the Advisory Committee and will be treated as public documents. If you would like to make a presentation at the Public Hearing, you must make a written submission and complete the Request to Be Heard section of the online form.
Documents that relate to the three regional parks including the Werribee Township Regional Park, Kororit Creek Regional Park and Clyde Regional Park are attached below.
Further questions about this process please get in touch via the contact details below.
For proposed regional parks, acquisition and compensation queries please contact the project team::
☎ Phone: (03) 9637 8014
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For proposed Clyde Park Sports Precinct, acquisition and compensation queries please contact:
Casey City Council
☎ Phone: (03) 9705 5200
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For Advisory Committee process and timing queries please contact:
Planning Panels Victoria
☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5120
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For All other queries please contact:
DELWP State Project Facilitation
☎ Phone: (03) 8683 0950
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