What have we done so far?

In early 2022, we called upon you to share your vision and feedback on our Emerging Ideas Paper to help us develop a new Structure Plan for the Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre (FMAC).

We received over 850 comments from over 140 individuals, you can read more about how we engaged and used that feedback to develop the draft plan in our Engagement Report.

Now it's time to delve deeper into the details and talk about the 6 precincts that make up the FMAC. The Precincts provide details on key actions and the Built Form and Design requirements that will help us to achieve the vision for the FMAC.

Click on each hot spot to learn more about the precincts!

FMAC Map

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Stage 1 – Preparing Emerging Ideas

    Council prepares emerging ideas discussion paper

    Initial engagement with Mini Frankston City

    December 2021 – March 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    ​Stage 2 – Emerging Ideas Consultation

    Seeking community feedback on the Emerging Ideas paper

    April 2022 – May 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    ​​Stage 3 – Preparing Draft FMAC Structure Plan

    Council reviews community feedback and prepares the Draft FMAC Structure Plan

    May 2022 – September 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - active

    ​Stage 4 – Draft FMAC Structure Plan Consultation

    Tell us what you think? Have we got it right?

    31 October 2022 – 12 December 2022

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    ​Stage 5 – Preparing Final FMAC Structure Plan

    Final Structure Plan is prepared, taking community feedback into account

    2023

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    ​Stage 6 – Adoption of FMAC Structure Plan

    FMAC Structure Plan is presented to Council for adoption

    2023

Draft FMAC Structure Plan

You can read the full Draft Plan here.

FAQs

A structure plan is a long-term plan for an Activity Centre to guide Council decisions about future development on both private and public property.

The structure plan will be designed to implement key policies and objectives for Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre in State and Local Planning Policy. It also guides the assessment of planning permit applications and amendments to the Frankston Planning Scheme.

The Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre (FMAC) is a higher-order centre intended to provide a diverse range of jobs, activities and housing for regional catchments that are well served by public transport. The FMAC will play a major service delivery role, including government, health, justice and education services, as well as retail and commercial opportunities.

Melbourne’s population is expected to grow from current population levels of 4.6 million to almost 10 million by 2051. To ensure this growth is sustainable, the majority of this population is to be housed in Melbourne’s established suburbs, in ‘activity centres’ with good access to jobs, services and public transport.

For Frankston, this means the municipality’s population will grow by an estimated 17,600 from 2021 to 2041. This translates to approximately 3000 new residents and an additional 2,800 jobs in the FMAC during that time.

As development is expected to occur in this precinct, implementing a Structure Plan will enable Council to introduce planning controls that better reflect the local context of the area and to identify what infrastructure is required to support the population. Without a Structure Plan residents will have limited ability to influence or challenge how development occurs in the future.

The Structure Plan is your opportunity to influence what type of development is allowed in the area and also what changes and improvements are needed to ensure Frankston continues to be a great place to live, work and play.

These are higher-order centres intended to provide a diverse range of jobs, activities and housing for regional catchments that are well served by public transport. These centres are expected to play a major service delivery role, including government, health, justice and education services, as well as retail and commercial opportunities. Frankston is designated as a Metropolitan Activity Centre along with Box Hill, Broadmeadows, Dandenong, Epping, Footscray, Fountain Gate-Narre Warren, Ringwood and Sunshine.

The purpose of this community engagement is to seek community views and input into the future planning of the Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre. Your feedback and input will be used to inform the development of the draft and final Structure Plan.

This is now the second stage of this project and of the consultation. Once this consultation period closes on December 12th, we will review all the feedback and update the draft Structure Plan with any the gathered information.

There will be one last opportunity for the community to provide feedback on the final Structure Plan. This should occur mid 2023.



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