Toolern Town Centre – Update from the Council

The Melton City Council is developing the Toolern Metropolitan Activity Centre and Employment and Mixed Use Urban Design Framework. The Metropolitan Activity Centre Urban Design Framework will be a revision of the adopted 2012 Toolern Town Centre Urban Design Framework(PDF).

An urban design framework is a detailed planning and design document that will guide the future development of the town centre and provide the framework for assessing planning permit applications

Located in Cobblebank, this town centre will serve the region as the main hub for shopping, services, food and entertainment and will be similar to Sunshine and Broadmeadows town centres.

Right next door will be a future employment area featuring a range of uses including; office spaces, warehousing, big box retail and light industry.

Melton City Council commenced work in August, 2017 on the Toolern Employment and Mixed Use Urban Design Framework (UDF) and the revision of the adopted Toolern Town Centre UDF (2012).

Given the interdependencies of these two UDF areas, Council is running both projects concurrently over a period of 18 months with our consultant, Tract. The timeline below shows the five stages of the project process:


There will be a number of opportunities for landowners, stakeholders and the community to provide input to the development of the UDFs at key stages of the project.

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