VPA and Monash seek community input for PMP Printing Strategic Site

VPA and Monash seek community input for PMP Printing Strategic Site
VPA and Monash seek community input for PMP Printing Strategic Site

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) and Monash Council is inviting members of the community to have their say on the PMP Printing site in Clayton as part of Phase 2 of its community engagement process.

The PMP Printing precinct is a 10-hectare site located on the corner of Carinish Road and Browns Road in Clayton currently zoned for industrial land uses. Currently occupied by a printing factory, manufacturing at the site has significantly decreased over recent decades, according to the VPA.

VPA and Monash seek community input for PMP Printing Strategic Site
10-hectare site located on the corner of Carinish Road and Browns Road in Clayton.

The VPA's vision is to renew the 'Strategic Site' as a predominantly residential neighbourhood supported by a mix of businesses, pedestrian friendly streets, a town square and local parks for active and passive use.

The PMP Printing site has the potential to accommodate a large share of Monash’s future population growth, providing opportunities for people to live and work within the municipality. The renewed precinct will have a higher density and greater mix of housing than the surrounding established suburbs of Monash.

The precinct will transition from lower scale three storey townhouses adjacent to existing neighbours up to eight storey buildings towards the centre of the precinct. Commercial buildings along Carinish Road are also proposed up to eight storeys.

- Victorian Planning Authority

To achieve its vision for the site, the VPA has prepared a concept plan outlining the development intent at the PMP Printing site to ensure that the proposed density is served sufficiently with an appropriate level of infrastructure. This concept plan has been informed by earlier community engagement and technical reports. 

The delivery of infrastructure is being carefully considered by the VPA against the following principles:

  • Principle 1 - The 20 minute neighbourhood
  • Principle 2 - Transport
  • Principle 3 - Open Space
  • Principle 4 - Building design
  • Principle 5 - Employment
  • Principle 6 - Housing affordability and diversity

Following phase 2 of the community engagement process, the concept plan will form the basis of the comprehensive development plan for the site, which will go through a planning scheme amendment process. The VPA and Monash expect to undertake further community engagement during the Amendment advertising process.

VPA and Monash seek community input for PMP Printing Strategic Site
Artist's impression of the PMP Print site renewal. Image: VPA

The PMP site is located within an area of Clayton undergoing significant change, with the neighbouring former Clayton Primary School site to the north due to be redeveloped into a residential village known as Eastwood. Located at 29 Browns Road, Eastwood will comprise 147 apartments in addition to 72  townhomes, around a common green space, and connected by leafy pedestrian-friendly streets.

To the south on the opposite side of Carinish Road, Cedar Woods is in the throes of redeveloping the former Sigma site into a master planned community called Jackson Green. As mentioned on Urban.com.au last week, Cedar Woods has launched the third building in the development, Huntington which has already experienced strong sales enquiries.

VPA and Monash seek community input for PMP Printing Strategic Site
L-R: Eastwood and Huntington

To get involved and have your say on the future redevelopment of the PMP Printing site click here. The VPA will be accepting community input and feedback until the 22nd March.

Lead Image: Victorian Planning Authority

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Laurence Dragomir

Laurence Dragomir

Laurence Dragomir is one of the co-founders of Urban Melbourne. Laurence has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience working in both the private and public sector specialising in architecture, urban design and planning. He also has a keen interest in the built environment, cities and Star Wars.

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