Council has say on draft VPA Jacksons Hill Master Plan

Hume City Council has made a submission to the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) regarding the draft Jacksons Hill Master Plan.

The VPA recently opened feedback on their draft Jacksons Hill Master Plan, which relates to the site of the former Victoria University Sunbury campus.

Hume Mayor Geoff Porter said while Council supported some of the ideas within the VPA’s draft Jacksons Hill Master Plan, there was a need for more evidence to ensure the future proposed uses for the site were feasible.

“We know that the future use and development of the site is a key issue of community concern and interest,” Cr Porter said.

“The VPA’s draft Jacksons Hill Master Plan presents some good ideas for future uses which Council endorses, however, Council’s overall submission calls for several changes before it is fully supported.

“We look forward to working with the VPA to ensure their final Jacksons Hill Master Plan reaches its full potential and meets the needs of the Hume community.”

At its ordinary meeting of Council on Monday 12 February, Council endorsed a submission to the VPA which called for clear guidance and direction for the re-use and development of the site.

This included the reconsideration of infill development within the heritage core of the site, concerns regarding the identification of a State Government secondary school on the site at the expense of a secondary school in Sunbury South.

The endorsed submission also called for an increased level of investigation and analysis which provided clear evidence of feasibility prior to Council’s full support of the VPA’s draft Jacksons Hill Master Plan.

Information about the VPA's draft Jacksons Hill Master Plan can be viewed at

Posted on 12:00 AM, 14 February 2018

Updated : 12:12 PM, 14 February 2018

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