Growth hub approved for Melbourne

One of the newest employment and investment hubs in Melbourne, to be located at Werribee, has been given approval by premier Denis Napthine, minister for planning Matthew Guy and minister foir roads Terry Mulder.

Created in line with Plan Melbourne, the East Weeribee Precinct Structure Plan is set to bring in a project that creates more than 58,000 jobs and 7,000 properties.

“The East Werribee Employment Precinct is one of six suburban National  Employment Clusters outlined in Plan Melbourne. This long-term Plan  Melbourne strategy will provide a vision for the development of greater  Melbourne, with a key focus on these major job centres spread around the  city,” Napthine said.

“This precinct is the largest commercial precinct on government owned land  in Victoria's history, with the extra benefits of access to a major  freeway and proximity to ports and two airports. It will create jobs  across a range of industries and builds on the 2,000 existing jobs located  at the site."

The redevelopment of the hospital will be part of the overall transformation, with work already being undertaken on Weeribee Mercy Hospital. 

Currently, plans for the 60-hectare waterway and lakes network are underway.

“The precinct will also integrate mixed use employment clusters with  medium and high density housing," said Guy. 

Early works have also started around the transport infrastructure, with tenders to be advertised tomorrow around the construction of a full diamond freeway interchange at Sneydes Road.

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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