Connecting people and places and providing more time for life!

The Wyndham Plan is our important plan to create the type of city Wyndham’s residents aspire to live in as articulated in the Wyndham 2040 Community Vision.

As Wyndham grows towards a population of 500,000 people, it must transform from being a mass of individual suburbs to a cohesive urban area with a City Heart and National Employment and Innovation Cluster located at its core.

This needs to be supported by an integrated local and regional transport network that provides better access to jobs, shopping areas, community services, and open space - boosting the quality of life for people of all ages.

An important focus of The Wyndham Plan is to better connect people and places within Wyndham to provide more time for life.

The Wyndham Plan seeks to bring the vision in Wyndham 2040 to life. It involves delivering outcomes spatially on the ground. It is about encouraging development in locations that are well supported by infrastructure and services.

Our six big ideas!

Wyndham Plan Map

The Wyndham Plan Map

The Wyndham Plan Map
The map of our big ideas for Wyndham. You can view a more detailed map via the Document Library on the top right hand side of this page.

How did we get here?

The Wyndham Plan is built upon earlier work known as the ‘Wyndham Urban Framework Plan’ which the community provided feedback on in 2019.

Back in 2019 we asked you how can we transform Wyndham’s urban areas to create a more liveable city.

Through an online survey and multiple community drop in sessions, we gathered your feedback on what is important to you in your community, how we could better connect Wyndham and how we could create more time for life through better urban planning.

Two of the main themes which emerged from Phase 1 of engagement were the need for infrastructure and services across Wyndham.

  • Infrastructure includes public transport (trains and buses), road infrastructure (including parking), active transport (cycling paths, pedestrian paths and running tracks) and green spaces (parks, community gardens and tree canopy).
  • Services include the need for social and community hubs (community centres, events and nightlife), daily living destinations (shops), education (kinder to universities), medical services and sport services.

You can read more about Phase 1 of our engagement for the Wyndham Plan here.

We used all of this feedback to help develop the draft version of The Wyndham Plan.

Community Engagement Overview - Phase 1

Highlights of Phase 1 of our engagement for The Wyndham Plan are below.

How will we do it?

Putting the Wyndham Plan into action

The Wyndham Plan has three critical layers, a municipal wide layer, a local community layer and a project layer.

The municipal wide layer (first layer) is the foundation and spatial framework structured by the six big ideas.

  1. Neighbourhood & Village Pulses
  2. City Heart
  3. Wyndham Transport Network
  4. Derrimut Road Boulevard
  5. Liveable Residential Neighbourhoods
  6. Green Lungs, Coast and Country

It is proposed that this layer be adopted as the Strategic Framework Plan of the Municipal Planning Strategy creating a bridge between the Wyndham 2040 Vision and the Wyndham Planning Scheme.

The municipal wide layer will be supported by a more targeted layer that we refer to as Place Intervention Logics or PILs, the PILs are a local community layer. This is the layer where the community can work with their Councillors to seek the interventions (the project layer) they would like to see achieved in their own Neighbourhood and Village Pulse catchments.

It is recommended that a governance structure is prepared that will enable Council and the community to identify and drive the interventions they would like to see so that meaningful progress can be measured across each 4-year Council term. We think that community engagement on the PILs would be well served by a deliberative engagement approach similar to the one used recently to refresh the Wyndham 2040 Vision.

A Place Intervention Logic or PIL will be prepared for each Neighbourhood and Village Pulse Catchment, the City Heart and the Derrimut Road Boulevard. The PILs will also provide a framework for the Liveable Residential Neighbourhoods and Green Lungs Coast and Country that will complement and improve upon other planning instruments such as Precinct Structure Plans and Green Wedge Management Plans where these are in place.

The Place Intervention Logics will be prepared by consulting with the communities living in the Neighbourhood Pulse catchment areas. This will enable the identification and diagnosis of place-based issues, challenges and opportunities using the process of Place Intervention Logics (PILs) for each Neighbourhood Pulse and its catchment area. The PIL process will dig deep into understanding the characteristics, issues, challenges and opportunities of each neighbourhood pulse area. It aims to articulate a vision for each of these areas and the key moves - spatial, physical and functional - that will be needed to deliver the future aspirations and needs of the community.

The PILs will be a valuable tool with which to align capital works expenditure to identified priority areas within The Wyndham Plan in a co-ordinated, cost effective and highly beneficial manner.

By adopting key themes for each neighbourhood pulse and exploring the actions necessary to achieve the vision the PIL provides an important outcome driven program of change to be planned, implemented and managed in the immediate or long term or as ongoing actions. As a process of developing a logical program of future development within each of the Neighbourhood Pulses, to achieve a desired future outcome, it includes a spatial framework for change and the timing of specific actions to be implemented be it immediate, long term or ongoing. This is critically important as it will enable the ability to show Meaningful Progress. Progress that can be mapped out and measured over each 4-year Council cycle.

The outcome of the PIL process for each Neighbourhood Pulse Catchment is to ensure that major activity centres within these catchments are the best connected and serviced locations. These major activity centres are to be prioritized in the planning and development process as they serve a large catchment area and fulfil an important role in meeting the myriad of needs of the Wyndham community. By growing, intensifying and strengthening their mixed-use function, enhancing access via active modes of transport (walking, cycling, e-transport and public transport) and creating vibrant people focused places for daytime and evening activity these Neighbourhood Pulses will encourage social and cultural interaction, employment and investment opportunities.

The final layer is the Project Layer. This layer identifies the individual projects that will be delivered and who they will be delivered by. In some instances, projects will be delivered by State Government agencies and departments, in others the private sector. Those projects to be delivered by Council will also be identified, but importantly these will be coordinated through the Place Intervention Logics to ensure that Council’s projects are delivered in concert with private sector and government led projects.


How to get involved

There are lots of ways for you to share your thoughts on our big Plan for Wyndham.

Firstly, read our Draft Wyndham Plan and share your feedback via the below survey. You can also click through to each of our Big Ideas above and provide specific feedback about each of them.

Your feedback will help finalise the Plan before it is adopted by Council next year.

Complete the below survey before 11:59PM on Friday 3 March 2023


Community Engagement Sessions - registrations now open!

Community engagement sessions are planned on:

  • Session 1: Wednesday 15th February 2023 between 6:00pm – 7:30pm - Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee (limited spaces remaining)
  • Session 2: Saturday 18th February 2023 between 9:30am – 11:00am - Encore Events Centre, Meeting Room 1 - 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing
  • Session 3: Wednesday 22nd February 2023 between 6:00pm – 7:30pm - Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee
  • Session 4: Thursday 23 February 2023 between 6:00pm - 7:30PM - Penrose Community Centre, 83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit

Two online public consultation sessions are also planned for the following dates:

  • Session A: Thursday 9th February between 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Session B: Thursday 16th February between 6:00pm-7:30pm

These sessions will give you a chance to learn more about The Wyndham Plan, chat with Council Officers and ask any questions you might have.

  • Register here

    Register to attend a face to face or online community engagement session for The Wyndham Plan here.

    Get started.  

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