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Key details

Location
1136-1138 Nepean Highway, Highett

Policy objective
To deliver a diverse community that includes spaces to enhance lifestyle and benefit the local community. 

Overview

We have commenced planning for the future of the Highett site at 1136-1138 Nepean Highway, Highett. Development Victoria is responsible for undertaking urban renewal, property development and major projects on behalf of the Victorian Government.

We are committed to working closely with the community to ensure any future development at Highett achieves a balance of environmental, social, cultural and economic outcomes.

Between 17 August and 18 September 2020, we sought feedback on key themes to gather community insights that will help the project team refine a preferred Development Plan for the site.

You can read the engagement report here.

In December 2020 we hosted live webinar sessions to learn about what we heard during the first phase of engagement.

There were some questions that were frequently asked across each webinar. We’ve included these and the answers in a frequently asked question document.

We are now carefully considering the feedback along with technical assessments to prepare a draft Development Plan.

Find out more about our upcoming community engagement activities and
view the engagement platform

Our vision
Our vision is for Highett to become home to a diverse community. Spaces will be intentionally designed to enhance lifestyle and benefit the local community as well as future residents of this iconic site.

We want to acknowledge the heritage of the site while bringing to life its residential potential. Since the closure of the Highett Gasworks, the 6.3-hectare site has been safely decontaminated and is ready for reuse. The site is mostly vacant, with a brick chimney being the only remaining part of the old gasworks.


 

6.3ha Project area

10% Affordable housing

Preparing a Development Plan


We are now preparing a Development Plan for the site. 

The Development Plan will provide increased clarity about future uses and development that can be expected on the site. All future planning permits approved for the site will need to comply with the Development Plan. The Development Plan, however, does not determine specifics such as detailed architectural design or construction details.


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Timeline

  • Mid-2019: Site rezoned by the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF).  Read more here
  • August: Community Engagement (Phase 1) opens - testing key themes
  • September: Community Engagement (Phase 1) closes
  • November-December: Community Engagement (Phase 2) - Refinement of the preferred Development Plan.
  • Early 2021: Community Engagement (Phase 3) - Public exhibition of the Development Plan and submission of the Development Plan
  • 2023: Construction beings

Community Engagement

Phase one community engagement
Thank you to those who participated in the first phase of engagement for the Highett project between 17 August and 18 September 2020.

We asked the community for feedback on key themes to help shape the Development Plan for the Highett site. Participants were able to share their feedback by completing a survey or attending one of the five online sessions. 

If you were unable to attend one of the online sessions and interested in learning more about what was discussed, you can view the presentation. The presentation included an overview of Development Victoria, project background and the themes the team explored to gather feedback. 
 
You can also read the full engagement report.

You can also view the recordings of the webinar sessions here

3 December 2020


5 December 2020

Reporting back to the community on what we heard
In December 2020 we hosted live webinar sessions to learn about what we heard during the first phase of engagement.

There were some questions that were frequently asked across each webinar. We’ve included these and the answers in a frequently asked question document.

Contact us

Email or call the project team on (03) 9021 0601 with your questions and feedback. 

Read the project fact sheet