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1 Retirement Villages : Best Practice Planning Friday 29 August 2008

2 Snapshot of Wyndham Population change in Wyndham –The principal areas of population are Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and Wyndham Vale, with several other major residential developments, including new developments in Point Cook and Tarneit. –Wyndham is a designed growth area under Melbourne The municipality’s residential population is growing at a rapid rate and is expected to reach over 170,000 by 2016 (Wyndham City Council, 2002).

3 City of Wyndham Forecast population and average household size, 2001 to 2021

4 Wyndham Aged Population

5 State Planning Policy Policy Directives –Locate a substantial proportion of new housing in or close to activity centres and other strategic redevelopment sites that offer good access to services and transport by: –Ensuring housing stock matches changing demand by widening housing choice, particularly in the middle or the outer suburbs. –Supporting opportunities for a wide range of income groups to choose housing in well-serviced locations.

6 M.S.S. Local Strategic Direction –As the municipality matures and accommodates an older population, greater diversity in housing will be required. Council’s strategies are to: –Encourage diversity in subdivision and housing in terms of lot size and housing form. –Encourage the integration of housing with compatible activities such as open space, community facilities and shopping centres.

7 Point Cook Concept Plan

8 Locational Considerations Development of Policy based on: –Location to community/activity centres. –Proximity to public transport. –Proximity to recreational activities. –Age in place requirements. –Provision of relevant infrastructure.

9 Local Policy Direction Planning policies are directed to land use and development, as circumscribed by the Planning and Environment Act 1987, a primary objective of which is to provide for the fair, orderly, economic and sustainable use and development of land. These Policies must be taken into account when preparing amendments to this scheme or making decisions under this scheme.

10 Ambit of Discretion Residential 1 Zone Purpose –To implement the State Planning Policy Framework and the Local Planning Policy Framework, including the Municipal Strategic Statement and local planning policies. –To Provide for residential development at a range of densities with a variety of dwellings to meet the housing needs of all households. –To encourage residential development that respects the neighbourhood character.

11 Definitions Retirement Village –Land used to provide permanent accommodation for retired people or the aged and may include communal, recreational or medical facility for residents of the village. Residential Village –Land, in one ownership, containing a number of dwellings, used to provide permanent accommodation and which includes communal, recreation and medical facilities for residents of the village. Caravan Park –Land used to allow accommodation in caravans, cabins, tents, or the like. –The Residential Tenancies Act (1997) defines a movable dwelling as ‘a dwelling that is designed to be movable, but does not include a dwelling that cannot be situated at and removed from a place within 24 hours’.

12 Other Legislation Movable Dwellings exempt from the requirements of building permits. Different classification of use, i.e. Class 1 or Class 3 type construction. Movable dwellings required to be registered under the Residential Tenancies Act.

13 Wyndham Response Section 173 Agreement 1. Five Star energy rating for all dwellings approved under the Planning Permit. 2.a) Contribution in relation to dwellings to be paid in accordance with number of: –Completed dwellings ready for occupation, OR –As percentage of approved dwellings 3. Annual Contribution to be increased in accordance with the general rate increase. 4. Payment of contributions to include GST.

14 Conclusion Way Forward Focus on Policy –Policy development. –Necessary legislative framework for implementation of policy. Partnership –Continued partnership between key stakeholders. –Continue discussion and dialogue.


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