24 July 2016
The Victorian Government has announced that it is considering development opportunities at Ormond Station on North Road, Ormond, as well as near Gardiner Station on Burke Road, Glen Iris.
This is part of the Government's vision to create vibrant communities and deliver economic, social and environmental benefits around transport hubs.
As part of the construction of the new Ormond Station, a deck is being built over the rail line to enable a major new mixed-use development. The deck is the first step towards enabling development of up to 13 storeys at the site. This could include new apartments, retail space or a supermarket, encouraging more people to stay in the area to shop local, and providing flow-on benefits for existing local businesses.
Any future development needs to follow the Government's prescribed planning approval processes, including a draft planning scheme amendment process, which would involve a public exhibition and consultation stage. This will be coordinated through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
Unlike North Road, no deck has been approved or built as part of the current level crossing removals at Centre Road and McKinnon Road, and there is no development planned as part of the level crossing removal projects at these two sites.
For more information about how a planning scheme amendment process works, visit DELWP.