The City of Casey is inviting community members to have their say on the draft Hampton Park Hill Development Plan to help shape the precinct.
Located on Hallam Road in Hampton Park, the Development Plan intends to build on opportunities for the precinct to facilitate the waste and resource recovery needs of the community, while providing more employment opportunities and large open park spaces.
The Hallam Road Waste and Resource Recovery Hub has been identified by the Victorian Government through the State-wide Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan (SWRRIP, 2018) as a significant waste and resource recovery site.
The SWRRIP recognises that there are limited locations for new waste and resource recovery infrastructure within proximity to Melbourne’s growing population and seeks to retain existing sites which are currently used for waste and resource recovery as a priority.
The Development Plan will aim to facilitate the Victorian Government’s strategy for ongoing waste and resource recovery including the development of a commercial scale transfer station as a modern waste processing facility.
The Development Plan provides requirements and strategies for a potential transfer station and sets parameters to ensure that the facility will be designed to mitigate issues of noise, dust and smells which are common issues with older style open waste transfer stations and landfills.
Council also commissioned a noise modelling report for the proposed transfer station and implements the requirements for noise impact mitigation through the Development Plan.
The proposed transfer station would only consolidate waste for processing elsewhere and would not include the processing of waste. Any transfer station in the precinct is still subject to the planning permit approvals after the Development Plan is finalised.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM, encourages residents to share their feedback to help Council identify any gaps in the Development Plan and ensure the precinct meets the needs of Casey’s growing community.
“While the Development Plan aims to meet the waste processing needs of Casey and Melbourne’s outer suburbs, it also aims to meet the open space and employment needs of our community, which is crucial to Casey’s economic and environmental wellbeing.
“I encourage all residents to review the Development Plan to help shape the key elements of the site and future use of the precinct,” said Ms Duff.
The plan also provides guidance for future planning permit applications and strategic direction for land use and development while considering the existing 500 meter landfill separation buffer.
Facilitation of new employment land to increase local job opportunities is also a key objective of the plan to ensure Casey’s growing population has access to local employment.
As well as new attractive and accessible open space area with paths connecting all sides of the precinct, which will allow the local community to enjoy more open space.
Consultation is now open until 6.00 pm on Sunday 31 July and feedback can be provided online via our community consultation website Casey Conversations.