Transforming Glen Huntly together

Structure plans are important ways to plan for, and shape, future growth and change. To read more about structure plans, review the FAQs to the right on this page.

Council sought feedback on a draft Structure Plan for Glen Huntly in June and July 2020.

The draft Stucture Plan was the outcome of an ongoing conversation with Glen Huntly residents, traders, organisations and the wider community, picking up on what we heard people value and want to see - a revitalised shopping strip, more public space, improved transport connections, and a plan to guide future development in the central area, to ensure it fits with local character and context.

Following the conclusion of consultation, feedback was collated and a report on outcomes presented to Council at a Meeting on 1 September 2020. At this meeting, Council considered a revised final Structure Plan.

Council resolved not to adopt the plan and further work on this project is forthcoming.

You can read the report to Council and minutes via the document library to the right.

To stay up to date with this project, please subscribe by providing your email via the box to the right of this page.

Structure plans are important ways to plan for, and shape, future growth and change. To read more about structure plans, review the FAQs to the right on this page.

Council sought feedback on a draft Structure Plan for Glen Huntly in June and July 2020.

The draft Stucture Plan was the outcome of an ongoing conversation with Glen Huntly residents, traders, organisations and the wider community, picking up on what we heard people value and want to see - a revitalised shopping strip, more public space, improved transport connections, and a plan to guide future development in the central area, to ensure it fits with local character and context.

Following the conclusion of consultation, feedback was collated and a report on outcomes presented to Council at a Meeting on 1 September 2020. At this meeting, Council considered a revised final Structure Plan.

Council resolved not to adopt the plan and further work on this project is forthcoming.

You can read the report to Council and minutes via the document library to the right.

To stay up to date with this project, please subscribe by providing your email via the box to the right of this page.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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  • Regarding the Level Crossing Removal - the proposed plan has only discussed the area north of the station (between Glen Huntly road and Huntly road) which is planned to be public open space. How will the remaining space be utilised? That is, the land north and south of Neerim road once the train lines are lowered.

    Siew-Li asked 10 months ago

    The Level Crossing Removal Project has not indicated whether the rail line will be covered once lowered, or to what extent. Council is advocating for public space immediately north and south of Glen Huntly Road, which would require the rail line to be covered. However, closer to Neerim Road the draft does not presume coverage of the rail line. Here, Council is advocating for pedestrian and bicycle links on either sides of the rail line (see Figure 14.0 of the draft Structure Plan).

  • Thanks for last night's community consult. I raisd 2 issues: the 2nd one (to which i got what I thought was a pos response) was the idea of decorating the access & egress to the new station with images of the SS Glen Huntley My first issue was ignored: the idea of a new multi cultural community centre on top of the new station. Is the Council completely dismissing that idea? (Odd to do so given Council's own docs say GH is a densely populated multi cultural area which needs revitalisation....) David Brown

    dabhand1 asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for the suggestions. Both are noted as important feedback. Community space is something Council would like to accommodate in Glen Huntly; if not above the new station, then elsewhere in the activity centre (see p. 14 of the draft Structure Plan).

  • Why has the the corner sites on Booran and Glenhuntly Road been proposed as 6 stories ?

    AlistairR asked 10 months ago

    These sites currently have no height restrictions in the Planning Scheme. To impose restrictions, Council must have a very strong reason. The draft Plan proposes that this area provide a moderate increase in housing and a mix of uses. Based on the urban design principles and factors informing the built form framework (street width, types of development adjacent, shadows cast, etc) the draft Plan suggests a height restriction of 6 storeys is appropriate if it consists of a 4-storey street wall with upper level setback. Where it is within 5m of a residential zone, the street wall must be reduced to 2 or 3 storeys, with a setback above, to transition to the lower scale residential development.

  • Why has there been an expansion of the Activity Centre’s core shopping strip from Booran Road to Heatherbrae and Emma Streets ? What forms of commercial enterprise would be allowed to operate in this area adjoining low density residedtual housing ?

    AlistairR asked 10 months ago

    The draft Structure Plan extends along Glen Huntly Road past Booran Road to include the three existing commercial properties, and ends at the end of that block. The intention is to better integrate Booran Reserve with the rest of the activity centre, and for the corner of Glen Huntly and Booran Roads to act as a gateway into the central retail precinct.

  • What use will be made of the rail siding land north of the current railway car park adjoining Woolworths ?

    AlistairR asked 10 months ago

    This is VicTrack land that could potentially be redeveloped. The draft Plan advocates for housing and carparking, as shown on Figure 13.0, page 46 of the draft Plan.

  • What new open space contributions will be made under the proposed plan to accommodate the additional potential new residents ?

    AlistairR asked 10 months ago

    The draft Structure Plan advocates for new public open space as part of the level crossing removals at both Neerim Road and Glen Huntly Road. Please refer to the Public Spaces concept plan, Figure 5.0, on page 27 of the draft Plan.

  • Could you please indicate if the rail line is to be lowered under Glenhuntly rd and Neerim rd or above them

    Don asked 11 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The Level Crossing Removal Authority has announced that rail under road is the preferred design approach for the level crossing removals at Neerim Road and Glen Huntly Road. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2025. For more information, please see the video at https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/media/videos/glen-huntley.

    Our draft Structure Plan sets out a community vision for the outcome of the removal projects; a distinctive and integrated station with a new public space that forms the heart of the Glen Huntly activity centre. 

    Council will continue to advocate to the State Government for outcomes that not only improve transport conditions, but also seek to influence the preferred look, feel and function of the public realm and station design in a way that better addresses local issues and opportunities.

    We encourage you to stay updated on the removal of this crossing at https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/projects/neerim-road-glen-huntly