Arden will become a thriving new jobs hub with affordable housing, directly connected to turn-up-and-go train services at a brand new underground train station being built as part of the Metro Tunnel project.
Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today joined Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan and Lord Mayor Sally Capp at North Melbourne Station to release the Arden Vision – the first step in establishing the precinct.
The Vision sets out a plan to transform Arden from an industrial precinct into a major employment and residential destination across 50 hectares of land between Macaulay Road, Dryburgh Street and the Moonee Ponds Creek. The new precinct will create up to 34,000 jobs and house up to 15,000 people.
The new station, being built as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel, will connect this new suburb on the doorstep of the city to Parkville, the CBD and Melbourne’s booming western suburbs.
The Vision is the result of extensive community consultation since 2016, and provides a set of actions to guide the redevelopment of Arden.
Actions include providing an accessible precinct for young and old, facilitating the change from an industrial precinct to an innovation precinct and delivering a strong investment in community infrastructure.
A future Arden will be environmentally sustainable with well-connected open spaces, and cycling and walking paths, for the local community to enjoy.
The Labor Government and City of Melbourne will now work together to prepare detailed planning for the precinct.
Local community members and businesses will have the opportunity to have their say as planning for this vital project for Melbourne continues.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne
“We’re getting on with growing Arden to be a great place to live and an exciting place to work and visit.”
“Matthew Guy botched inner city planning. We’re getting it right to create jobs, and deliver the public transport, homes and services Victorians need.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan
“The Metro Tunnel will be in the heart of the Arden precinct – making it a great place to live and work, and connecting it to the rest of our city and state.”
Quote attributable to City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Cr Sally Capp
“We’re looking forward to partnering with the Victorian Government, together with our community, to put in place the right planning, infrastructure and community needs to deliver the Arden Vision.”