Mt Atkinson – New Suburb In Melbourne’s West
Earlier this year the Victorian Government announced its plans to re-zone 100,000 lots of land which in turn will see the creation of 17 new suburbs, including Mt Atkinson in Melbourne’s West.
Mt Atkinson is just one of these 17 new suburbs which the Victorian Government is planning to create within the next two years. Yesterday, it was announced that construction of this new suburb will begin before the end of this year. There are plans to build 8,000 new homes, 4 new schools and potentially a new railway station to create Mt Atkinson.
Mt Atkinson is located south-west of Caroline Springs and is set to become home to more than 22,000 people over the next 15 years. The suburb is located on a 1,500 hectare site just 23 kilometres from Melbourne’s City Centre. The project itself has been said to boost housing affordability in Melbourne.
The developer behind the new suburb, Mt Atkinson Holdings, will fund the building of two new state schools and provide the land required for a future train station located on the Ballarat V/Line service. In addition to these two state school, there are plans for a Catholic primary school and a high school within the suburb which proposed to be built by Edmund Rice Education Australia.
Within the precinct there will be a large industrial and commercial hub which will help provide 18,000 full time jobs.
The first stage of the project which includes housing, community infrastructure and the development of the town centre is due to begin this year.
The good news for the construction industry is that the project is expected to deliver 2,800 construction jobs each year over the next 30 years.
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Source: Victorian Planning Authority