GETTING THE PLANNING RIGHT IN CLAYTON TO BOOST LOCAL JOBS

GETTING THE PLANNING RIGHT IN CLAYTON TO BOOST LOCAL JOBS

Posted on 05. Sep, 2017 in Clayton Update

The Andrews Labor Government is getting the planning right in Clayton to boost local jobs and build great new communities.

Member for Clarinda Hong Lim today announced the Labor Government is preparing plans to transform a former industrial area into a mixed-use precinct complete with jobs, first-class community facilities and affordable homes.

The PMP Printing Comprehensive Development Plan is being prepared by the Victorian Planning Authority in collaboration with the City of Monash.

The plan will revitalise the eight-hectare site by rezoning industrial land to allow for a mix of uses.

The site is part of the planning being undertaken for the Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster. The cluster is a base for 75,000 jobs – the greatest concentration of workers outside of the CBD – and plays a vital role in Australia’s economy.

Recent government investment in the area, such as $63 million allocated to the Monash Medical Centre expansion in the 2017/18 Victorian Budget, will help the area cement its reputation as a thriving commercial, health and research hub.

The Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster attracts professionals from all over Australia and the world.

Melbourne’s population is growing, and the Labor Government is building the schools, hospitals, roads and public transport we need with the biggest pipeline of major infrastructure projects Victoria has ever seen.

It includes the removal of nine dangerous and congested level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong – including at Clayton – and creating more community open space, with room for parks, playgrounds and sports facilities.

The Labor Government’s Homes for Victorians is helping young Victorians break into the housing market. A suite of measures includes abolishing stamp duty for first home buyers on homes up to $600,000 and big cuts on homes valued up to $750,000.

Quotes attributable to Member for Clarinda Hong Lim:

“We’re getting the planning right to boost local jobs and give families more employment opportunities on their doorstep.”

“Clayton is already key to a global commercial and research hub and we want it to stay that way.”

 

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