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Key details

Location 
15—29 Coomoora Road, Springvale South

Policy objective
Affordable housing

Overview

Development Victoria is currently exploring options for transforming unused surplus land in Springvale South into a welcoming residential community.

Previously a Department of Education (DET) site, it was declared surplus and rezoned in July 2016 from Public Use Zone 2 to Neighbourhood Residential Zone, allowing the land to be redeveloped for residential purposes.

Located on the eastern side of Keysborough Primary School, the site was part of the former Keysborough College (Coomoora Campus) that closed in 2011. 

The vision for this site is to create an inclusive residential community, providing homes for a diverse range of people in Springvale South.

2.4ha project area

60 new homes

13 land-only lots

30 visitor car parks

Approach

According to the Greater Dandenong Housing Strategy 2014-2024, the local population is expected to rise to 179,000 in 2024. New homes need to be built to keep up with growth.

In Springvale South, the strategy outlines the need for housing that enables residents to access affordable, sustainable and well-designed housing.

On the former Keysborough College site, Development Victoria will increase housing supply and offer a range of affordable housing options targeted to a broad range of people including first home buyers, growing families and those in need of assistance to access the housing market.

Development Victoria is committed to delivering sufficient housing to address demand, while responding to the local environment and neighbourhood character.

Location

The development is located at 15-29 Coomoora Road, Springvale South, close to Coomoora Reserve.

Who to contact about this project

For more information, to provide feedback or register for updates please contact us at
springvalesouth@development.vic.gov.au

Timeline

  • 2018: Technical studies, concept design and consultation with council
  • March 2019: Community consultation on concept designs and draft development plan
  • April 2019: Development plan submitted to council
  • Mid-2019: Council decision on planning approval
  • Mid-2020: Pending planning approval, construction expected to commence

Community Engagement update - May 2020

Development Victoria is committed to and values community engagement on our projects.  While our preference where possible is for face to face consultation, we are currently undertaking all engagement activities online. This is consistent with the Victorian Government’s public gathering restrictions in consideration of the safety and well-being of the community and our team. This applies across all Development Victoria projects until further notice.

Community

Development Victoria held two community information sessions and an online survey, to allow community  members to learn more about the proposed development and share their feedback.

The sessions were held on 2 and 5 March 2019 at the Theatre, Keysborough Primary School.

Khmer and Vietnamese interpreters attended both events.

Feedback included:

  • Density — the number of townhouses was considered too high by some people
  • Traffic — concerns regarding potential traffic impacts to local roads and widths of internal streets
  • Parking — additional on-street car parking required
  • Building heights — some people were concerned townhouses would overshadow neighbouring properties and sit too close to property boundaries
  • Price — potential buyers wanted affordable housing options in Springvale South

The project development plan was submitted to council in May 2019, following engagement sessions which gave members of the community the opportunity to provide us with their views and concerns surrounding the project.

In response to community feedback, the revised master plan now proposes a reduction in the number of dwellings, in addition to a number of vacant land lots. The number of visitor car parks has been increased to 28, and a significant number of existing trees will be retained.

The revised master plan provides approximately 4,000m2 of open space, increased road widths in most areas, and a dedicated footpath network from Teddy Crescent through to Coomoora Road.