Development Victoria

Redeveloping a former City West Water site

Sunshine North

About the project
Development Victoria’s Sunshine North development is an exciting, well located, masterplanned community inclusive of contemporary homes that support a healthier lifestyle. Well connected to transport, schools, shopping and parkland, all homes will be located close to the newly created local park.

The development will offer a diverse range of housing types, including 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes, catering to a range of singles and families and offering a choice of price points. 

Covering approximately 3,600 square metres, the spacious local park is designed around clusters of retained established trees and features a children’s playground, sheltered BBQ area, picnic tables, and kick-about areas. There will also be walking and cycling paths that will connect to existing paths, transport and local reserves.

To register your interest and receive all the latest sales information and updates, email your details to sunshinenorth@development.vic.gov.au

Background
Located approximately 13km west of Melbourne, the Sunshine North site was acquired by Development Victoria in November 2015 and settled in November 2016, following rezoning of the land to allow for a mix of homes, shops and other services. The 12.5-hectare site is bound by Stony Creek, industrial zoned vacant land, St Albans Road and the Western Ring Road.

A Development Plan was submitted to Brimbank City Council in late 2017 with approval achieved in February 2019.

The Stage 1 Planning Permit Application was lodged with Brimbank City Council in May 2019.

Demolition works of the former City West Water buildings were completed in 2017. The remaining building fronting onto St Albans Road is within a heritage overlay with a future use to be determined following Stage 2 Planning approval.

Stage 1 civil works are anticipated to commence in mid-2020.

Community engagement
Development Victoria engages with communities and stakeholders to help shape projects which are informed by the needs and expectations of the local community. 

We believe that local knowledge adds value to our projects.  

In late 2016, community engagement activities were held to provide information and seek feedback about the project. These activities included an information session, an update on the Development Victoria website, online advertising, a letterbox drop and an online survey.

Development Victoria provided responses to these issues with support from the project’s consultant team.  Overall, there were no major concerns raised.

Read the summary engagement report here.