Where is the Caulfield Station Precinct?
The Caulfield Station Precinct is located 10 kilometres south-east of Melbourne’s central business district in the City of Glen Eira. The precinct is centred around the Caulfield Station and includes Caulfield Racecourse Reserve, Monash University’s Caulfield campus, Glen Eira College, Derby Road shopping strip, Caulfield Village, Glen Huntly Park and East Caulfield Recreation Reserve, as well as housing and industrial land.
What is a structure plan?
A structure plan is a long-term plan that guides decisions about future development on private and public property. Structure plans can address a broad range of issues including land use, development, housing, employment, heritage, building and urban design, transport, parking, community infrastructure (open spaces, public spaces and community spaces), environment, sustainability and infrastructure provision. A structure plan’s primary benefit is that it provides coordination and gives greater certainty about future outcomes for government, community, developers and other stakeholders.
Why is Council preparing a structure plan?
Caulfield Station Precinct is a strategically significant activity centre in the City of Glen Eira due to its links with Monash University, Caulfield Racecourse Reserve and the Caulfield Station transport hub. The Victorian State Government’s metropolitan strategy, Plan Melbourne 2017–2050, recognises the area as a major activity centre and an education precinct.
Glen Eira City Council, with support from the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), is undertaking long-term planning for this precinct to shape the opportunities that come with anticipated government and private investment. There are several significant drivers and opportunities within the precinct including:
- The increasing importance of the Caulfield Station transport hub, due to the convergence of Government’s Metro Tunnel project and Level Crossing Removal Projects across Melbourne’s south-east.
- Preparation of the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Land Management Plan.
- Horse training to cease at Caulfield Racecourse by 2023, freeing up land for other uses.
- Continued development of Caulfield Village as a mixed-use development with housing, office and retail space including a new supermarket.
- Continued development of Monash University’s Caulfield campus.
- Opportunities for improved infrastructure provision.
What's happened so far?
The project began when the Minister for Planning directed the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) to prepare the plan in partnership with Glen Eira City Council, City of Stonnington, Department of Transport, Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Trust and other key stakeholders.
In late 2020, the VPA handed over lead responsibility for the project to Glen Eira City Council. The VPA concluded work after two phases of community engagement and background work, which will enable Council to proceed with the preparation of a draft structure plan in 2021.
You can read more about the project’s history on the VPA website and in the related resources below.
Council successfully received a $200,000 grant from the Minister for Planning to deliver the Caulfield Station Precinct Structure Plan. We are now working on the draft structure plan for community consultation in late 2021. We will consider prior feedback as we move into this next phase.
For more information, contact Council’s City Futures Department on 03 9524 3333.