Proposed Heathmont Carpark

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The Australian Government announced funding of $15 million in 2019 for a new carpark servicing the Heathmont Village Shopping precinct, the bus interchange and Heathmont railway station. The funding supports upgrades to the urban road network and encourages greater use of public transport.

This funding enabled Council to purchase land in mid 2020 at 127B Canterbury Road, Heathmont (previously the PoolWerx commercial site) adjacent to the railway line and station and within the Heathmont Village Shopping precinct. Over the past months, Council has been undertaking early investigations for the site to assist with identifying proposed building elevations, pedestrian and traffic improvements, landscaping, and enhancements to the surrounding street and landscape, as well as linkages with the VicTrack land which sits between the proposed site and FJC Rogers Reserve.

The carpark at 127B Canterbury Road, is proposed to:

• provide additional parking spaces for commuters, residents and visitors

• alleviate parking congestion on the nearby local streets

• improve amenity and connectivity to Heathmont train station and other surrounding public transport hubs

• enhance environmental amenity and connectivity to the adjacent VicTrack land and neighbouring FJC Rogers Reserve through significant complementary landscaping enhancements

• take into account Heathmont’s natural values and local character

• be compatible with the Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan

In August 2013 Council formally endorsed the Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan. The structure plan is a strategic planning document which gives effect to the policies and objectives for use and development of land in the State and Local Planning Policy Frameworks. It guides major changes to land use, built form, access and movement networks, and public spaces that together can achieve environmental, social and economic outcomes for the activity centre.

To learn more about the Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan, view the news feed article below - "Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan"

Traffic and pedestrian safety

Council is working with VicRoads to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in the busy Heathmont Village shopping precinct. This includes traffic flow and management along the six (6) lane Canterbury Road as well as pedestrian movement and connectivity between the railway station and bus interchange and the shopping precinct. This work supports the key issues identified in the Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan.

Landscaping

The carpark will be designed to sit within the footprint of the land and within the existing native tree canopy, with additional trees and shrubs to be planted to provide an additional buffer around the carpark. This proposed landscaping will also improve the green space connectivity provided by the VicTrack land and the FJC Rogers Reserve. Council will be developing an enhancement plan with the community to also improve the amenity and enhance the green corridor provided by FJC Rogers Reserve for our local flora and fauna

Have your say!

Your feedback is important to us! You can share your views:

Online: By completing the survey on this page

Mail: Send your written feedback to

Assets Team
Maroondah City Council
P.O. Box 156
Ringwood, Vic, 3134

Email: maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Visit a drop-in session

Over the coming weeks we will be out and about in the local Heathmont community. This will provide opportunities for you to chat to us about the project, including proposed design elements of the new carpark, and the enhancement opportunities for the FJC Rogers Reserve. Dates, times and locations are listed on this page "visit us at a drop in session"

To receive ongoing project updates, including consultation opportunities at different stages of the project - leave your details using the 'register to get involved' tab on this page and we'll send you an email notification with all the latest information as it becomes available.

If you would like more information please contact our Assets team on 1300 88 22 33 or email us at maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

The Australian Government announced funding of $15 million in 2019 for a new carpark servicing the Heathmont Village Shopping precinct, the bus interchange and Heathmont railway station. The funding supports upgrades to the urban road network and encourages greater use of public transport.

This funding enabled Council to purchase land in mid 2020 at 127B Canterbury Road, Heathmont (previously the PoolWerx commercial site) adjacent to the railway line and station and within the Heathmont Village Shopping precinct. Over the past months, Council has been undertaking early investigations for the site to assist with identifying proposed building elevations, pedestrian and traffic improvements, landscaping, and enhancements to the surrounding street and landscape, as well as linkages with the VicTrack land which sits between the proposed site and FJC Rogers Reserve.

The carpark at 127B Canterbury Road, is proposed to:

• provide additional parking spaces for commuters, residents and visitors

• alleviate parking congestion on the nearby local streets

• improve amenity and connectivity to Heathmont train station and other surrounding public transport hubs

• enhance environmental amenity and connectivity to the adjacent VicTrack land and neighbouring FJC Rogers Reserve through significant complementary landscaping enhancements

• take into account Heathmont’s natural values and local character

• be compatible with the Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan

In August 2013 Council formally endorsed the Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan. The structure plan is a strategic planning document which gives effect to the policies and objectives for use and development of land in the State and Local Planning Policy Frameworks. It guides major changes to land use, built form, access and movement networks, and public spaces that together can achieve environmental, social and economic outcomes for the activity centre.

To learn more about the Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan, view the news feed article below - "Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan"

Traffic and pedestrian safety

Council is working with VicRoads to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in the busy Heathmont Village shopping precinct. This includes traffic flow and management along the six (6) lane Canterbury Road as well as pedestrian movement and connectivity between the railway station and bus interchange and the shopping precinct. This work supports the key issues identified in the Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan.

Landscaping

The carpark will be designed to sit within the footprint of the land and within the existing native tree canopy, with additional trees and shrubs to be planted to provide an additional buffer around the carpark. This proposed landscaping will also improve the green space connectivity provided by the VicTrack land and the FJC Rogers Reserve. Council will be developing an enhancement plan with the community to also improve the amenity and enhance the green corridor provided by FJC Rogers Reserve for our local flora and fauna

Have your say!

Your feedback is important to us! You can share your views:

Online: By completing the survey on this page

Mail: Send your written feedback to

Assets Team
Maroondah City Council
P.O. Box 156
Ringwood, Vic, 3134

Email: maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Visit a drop-in session

Over the coming weeks we will be out and about in the local Heathmont community. This will provide opportunities for you to chat to us about the project, including proposed design elements of the new carpark, and the enhancement opportunities for the FJC Rogers Reserve. Dates, times and locations are listed on this page "visit us at a drop in session"

To receive ongoing project updates, including consultation opportunities at different stages of the project - leave your details using the 'register to get involved' tab on this page and we'll send you an email notification with all the latest information as it becomes available.

If you would like more information please contact our Assets team on 1300 88 22 33 or email us at maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

  • Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan

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    In August 2013 Council formally endorsed the Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan.

    The structure plan is a strategic planning document which gives effect to the policies and objectives for use and development of land in the State and Local Planning Policy Frameworks. It guides major changes to land use, built form, access and movement networks, and public spaces that together can achieve environmental, social and economic outcomes for the activity centre.

    The structure plan was developed in collaboration with key stakeholders and was informed by extensive community consultation and discussion with the Heathmont community. During this process Heathmont residents and local traders identified the need to manage the provision of parking within the busy Canterbury Road commercial shopping precinct. In particular, the key issues identified from the consultation were:

    • traffic

    • car parking

    • pedestrian safety, including access to Heathmont Station and across the railway line.

    In September 2016 Heathmont Village traders and the local community called for Council to respond to the Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan, and to provide additional parking for the Heathmont Village shopping precinct as a priority, given the popularity of the area and the demand for parking exceeding the supply. In response, Council resolved to complete a detailed investigation into the matters raised and to determine whether the provision of additional parking for the shopping precinct was feasible. It was noted at that time, there was no Council owned land available in proximity of the shopping precinct for the construction of new carparking.

    To read more on the Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan visit the important links section on this page.