Manor Lakes to house a growing community

Jun 20, 2012

Manor Lakes growing communityThe approval of the Manor Lakes Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) paves the way for significant future growth of the established residential estate at Wyndham Vale.

Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy announced the approval of the Manor Lakes PSP on 13 June as part of a series of major initiatives designed to shape the future of Melbourne’s growth areas.

The Manor Lakes PSP allows for the development of approximately 4,850 new homes for 13,500 new residents over the next 20 years. Manor Lakes project manager, the Dennis Family Corporation, heralded the exciting news as a landmark moment in the estate’s history.

“From its beginnings with the first land sales ten years ago, Manor Lakes has already made great progress in establishing its prominence as a growing local community in Melbourne’s west,” said Dennis Family Corporation Founding Chairman, Bert Dennis.

“We are delighted that the way is now clear to complete the Manor Lakes story, with the approval of the PSP providing the key to opening up the progressive development of the entire western balance of the estate over the next two decades,” he continued.

“The PSP’s approval lays the foundations to build homes for future generations. When fully completed, Manor Lakes will be a major residential hub with a local population totalling more than 25,000 people, supported by a substantial infrastructure framework.”

The Manor Lakes PSP encompasses 386 hectares of vacant land located to the western side of the existing developed areas of the estate.

The plan outlines a comprehensive blueprint for the future delivery of a number of key additional infrastructure assets including two state primary schools, along with kindergarten and maternal health facilities. Two large new recreation reserves will include football and soccer grounds with associated sporting pavilion facilities. A series of other smaller parklands will also be created as each neighbourhood is developed.

A new local town centre will be constructed with a supermarket, shops and other services. This facility will be separate to the existing Manor Lakes Central Shopping Centre which is also set for future extension.

Approximately 1,100 jobs will be created when development of the PSP’s area is complete.

All sections of Manor Lakes will be well serviced by public transport through the availability of bus services and the future Regional Rail Link which will have a station located at the estate.

Mr Dennis said that environmental factors formed an integral part of the Manor Lakes PSP.

“We have fully satisfied and successfully managed all the ecological considerations within our planning. Almost 30 hectares of land has been specifically reserved for recreational enjoyment as open green space. Additionally, we will be undertaking a major redevelopment to enhance the natural surroundings and waterways of Lollypop Creek flowing through the estate,” he explained.

Mr Dennis emphasised that the delivery of the PSP was a long-term undertaking which would require progressive development.

“In the short term, we are finalising preparations for the release of 900 lots within a new precinct in the estate which would become available for immediate development,” he revealed.

“With local construction work on the Regional Rail Link project about to commence, things are really on the move at Manor Lakes.”

Mr Dennis thanked all who contributed to the development and approval of the Manor Lakes PSP.

“In particular, we acknowledge the support of Planning Minister Matthew Guy, the Growth Areas Authority, Wyndham City Council, other relevant government authorities and all key stakeholders.”

In addition to Manor Lakes, Mr Guy announced the approval of five other PSPs to create new communities at Diggers Rest, Lockerbie, Lockerbie North, Merrifield West and Rockbank North.

Mr Guy also released the Growth Corridor Plans to guide the strategic management of Melbourne’s four metropolitan growth corridors and announced the completion of the Logical Inclusions review of Melbourne’s Urban Growth Boundary.

Click here to view the Manor Lakes Precinct Structure Plan.

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