Development Victoria

Redeveloping a former City West Water site

Sunshine North

About the project

City West Water relocated their administration office and depot located at 247 – 251 St Albans Road, Sunshine North to Footscray.

Development Victoria acquired this site in November 2015, after the land was rezoned to allow a mix of homes, shops and other services. The 12.5-hectare site is bound by Stony Creek, vacant land, St Albans Road and the Western Ring Road. 

Development Victoria has worked with the local council and community to develop a concept master plan for the redevelopment.  

The development will offer a diverse range of housing types, catering for a range of family sizes and price points. There will also be walking and cycling paths, as well as the potential for community areas, such as public open space and an urban plaza.

We submitted plans for the development to Brimbank City Council in late 2017.

Demolition works have now commenced; however, these will exclude the heritage listed administration office on St Albans Road. Construction is expected to begin in late 2018.

Stony Creek transformation 

A section of the existing Stony Creek channel is being revitalised to transform the creek to a more natural state and create open spaces for the community. This will occur along the entire eastern boundary of the site. 

The creek transformation project includes a two-kilometre walking and cycle path. 

Community engagement 

Development Victoria engages with communities and stakeholders to ensure our projects are informed by the needs and expectations of the local community. 

We believe that local knowledge adds value to our projects.  

From November to December 2016, we held a range of community engagement activities for the Sunshine North development to provide information and generate feedback. These included an information session, an update on the Development Victoria website, online advertising, a letterbox drop and an online survey.

The community engagement activities were undertaken to support Development Victoria’s development plan which was submitted to Brimbank Council in late 2017.

Key issues raised by the community included: 

  • concerns the development would increase traffic; 
  • the management of grasslands to prevent bushfires;
  • traffic noise from the Western Ring Road; and 
  • population impacts on the local primary school. 

Development Victoria provided responses to these issues.  Overall, there were no major concerns raised.

Read the summary engagement report here.

Sales information 

A Registration of Interest campaign is anticipated towards the end of 2018, and will commence approximately 4 weeks prior to the sales launch. The display suite will also open a week before the sales launch.

It is anticipated that those who register will be offered exclusive access to purchase homes in Stage 1 prior to public release.