Why does Springvale need a structure plan?
Springvale Activity Centre is a popular and vibrant multicultural retail and commercial centre. It is well serviced with food, groceries and produce, restaurants and bakeries and has a growing health service precinct.
The centre contains and is within close proximity to primary and secondary schools, has a well-connected transport system and has a growing apartment market.
A significant amount of change has occurred in and around the Springvale Activity Centre in recent times including the removal of the Springvale Road level crossing and the associated redevelopment of the railway station and bus interchange.
Springvale has the potential to accommodate more intensive development and provide capacity for new higher density housing and commercial uses, providing housing and employment.
The level crossing removal has opened up the north and south of the centre for improved access and movement. The level crossing removal is considered the single most important change in the centre in the past five years and is seen as a catalyst for redevelopment and investment in the centre.
The Springvale Activity Centre Structure Plan will provide Springvale Activity Centre with the policy framework and direction to ensure sustainable growth and development in the centre.