• New Suburbs In Melbourne’s North

    2017-11-14

    New Suburbs In Melbourne’s North

    The Andrews Labor Government announced last week it is building new communities in Melbourne’s north, Donnybrook and Woodstock.

    Plans for five local town centres, five convenience centres, six government schools, four non-government schools and 46 hectares of parkland are also included.

    The Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) paid by developers will be $115 million, which will go towards land acquisition and construction for a future primary school at Donnybrook – named in the interim as Hayes Hill Primary School – as well as a future CFA and ambulance station, a community hub and sports grounds.

    Future GAIC works will include expanded car parking at Donnybrook and a new station at Lockerbie.
    The Labor Government is already partnering with the Commonwealth on a $20 million upgrade of Donnybrook and Wallan stations, as part of the Regional Rail Revival package.

    Donnybrook and Woodstock will be developed over a 30-year period, eventually becoming a home for 17,000 dwellings and 2,100 local jobs.

    Planning Minister Richard Wynne has said “Donnybrook and Woodstock will be great places to live and raise a family, with nearby jobs for locals and affordable homes that help young Victorians achieve their dream of homeownership.”

    To read the full Government press release, please see here