Rezoning boosts residential and commercial land supply in Melbourne’s west

Media release: Planning Minister Matthew Guy

Planning Minister Matthew Guy has approved the development of approximately 1000 new homes and associated retail and community infrastructure in Yarraville’s Bradmill Precinct, eight kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD.

“This site offers a huge new opportunity for inner city urban renewal,” Mr Guy said.

The Baillieu Government has responded to Maribyrnong Council’s request to implement key rezoning to facilitate the redevelopment of 26 hectares of redundant industrial land to help meet demands for housing.

“The Baillieu Government is actively bringing developable land to market to accommodate more housing in inner-city areas close to major transport hubs,” Mr Guy said.

“The Bradmill Precinct development will bring 1000 new dwellings to the site and continues the government’s commitment to addressing housing affordability.

“The site will form a new Neighbourhood Activity Centre that will include a supermarket, speciality shops, a library and a medical centre,” Mr Guy said.

Planning for the site is supported by a Development Plan Overlay which responds to site layout, built form and construction methods. An Environmental Audit Overlay will ensure an appropriate environmental response is provided given the site’s previous industrial use.

Mr Guy said the approval of this inner city site for urban renewal complemented the Baillieu Government’s moves to advance new housing supply in Melbourne’s growth areas.

“The Baillieu Government is delivering on its target to release 50,000 lots this year and has established a new dedicated Housing Affordability Unit to provide advice on the policies and legislation to assist in making housing more accessible to more Victorians,” Mr Guy said.

“The Brumby Government allowed Melbourne to become the most unaffordable city in Australia, but the Baillieu Government is committed to addressing this unsustainable situation.

“The Bradmill precinct development and the release of more land on Melbourne’s outskirts are examples of how the Baillieu Government is meeting the challenges of Melbourne’s housing needs,” Mr Guy said.

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