At its Planning Services Committee meeting on 25 October 2021 Council resolved to make a submission in response to the State government’s draft Southern Metropolitan Land Use Framework Plan.
Plan Melbourne, the State Government's Metropolitan Planning Strategy, first adopted 2014 and last updated in 2017, provides an overall plan for the future land use and development pattern of Melbourne and also divides the metropolitan area into six regions. The Southern Metro region includes the municipalities of Kingston, Frankston, Cardinia, Casey, Greater Dandenong and the Mornington Peninsula.
One of the priority actions included in Plan Melbourne is the development of a Land Use Framework Plan ( LUFP) for each region. Following a long period of development, in August 2021 DELWP released a set of draft LUFPs for the six metropolitan regions and invited submissions.
The LUFPs are intended to provide a 30-year vision and planning framework for each region and to act as a link between the State level objectives provided in Plan Melbourne and local level strategic planning.
The Southern Metro LUFP is structured around six themes:
- housing choice,
- integrated transport,
- liveability, strong communities and
- sustainability and resilience
The LUFP includes 31 directions, 100 strategies and 20 proposed actions. The document also includes a draft initial implementation plan outlining intended actions in the short (zero-two year) and medium (two to five year) timeframe.
Where can I see relevant documents?
Although the period for public submissions closed on 24 October 2021, the Southern Metro LUFP and associated documents is still available on the State government’s Engage Victoria website : https://engage.vic.gov.au/mfpf/southern-metro-lufp
A copy of the submission made by Council in response to the draft LUFP is available here:
Southern Metro LUFP Outline and Response October 2021(PDF, 1MB)