• 2. A City Heart

    Our City Heart will transform Wyndham from a 2-hour to a 20-minute city.

20-Minute City is more than just a grouping of 20-minute neighbourhoods.

The Neighbourhood Pulses highlight the need to concentrate activity in certain parts of the city to create urban places in Wyndham to support the suburbs.

The Neighbourhood Pulses also need to be supported by a central urban location that is capable of servicing the whole of Wyndham and its future population of approximately 500,000 people.

We call this central urban location City Heart. Spatially, Wyndham needs a City Heart to provide a lifeblood to its Neighbourhood Pulses.

Neighbourhood Pulses need a City Heart

Every city needs a heart. A city heart that is vibrant, people friendly and diverse in its make-up and functions. A city heart that connects us all. A city heart comprising different precincts or parts which are seamlessly connected to one another by walking, cycling, e-transport (e-scooters/e-bikes) and public transport services. A city heart that expands the experiences and opportunities available to the community. Wyndham needs a city heart – a place to connect, congregate and celebrate.

Currently the activity centres along the Werribee Metro rail spine from Werribee in the west to Williams Landing in the east compete with one another rather than offering different experiences and opportunities.

Werribee National Employment and Innovation Cluster (NEIC)

The area of the City Heart embraces the five major activity centres that combine to create the Werribee National Employment and Innovation Cluster (NEIC).

As identified in the Draft Western Metro Land Use Framework Plan, the Werribee NEIC (below), is a major employment and knowledge intensive cluster with various health and education institutions and a range of high-tech research companies in the food and agricultural industries. It currently provides around 8400 jobs but has potential for more than 50,000 jobs in health, education and high technology research.

A total of 106 hectares of future commercial land is identified within the Werribee NEIC, which represents 19 per cent of the region’s identified future commercial land (DELWP, 2020). This underlines the importance of the NEIC in the provision of future jobs for the region. The NEIC can continue to build on its existing assets by maximising opportunities presented by the significant availability of land for future commercial and industrial purposes.

Let us know what you think

What do you think of our plans for our new City Heart?

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2 March, 2023

A.C.R says:

The universities in the Werribee area are very specialised. We need to attract a core academic campus to the area for the future of our kids

25 February, 2023

Sonny says:

More Government (public)high schools ,with better education and environment. Not overcrowded classroom.

23 February, 2023

Deepika says:

Lets grow more in City heart but also consider getting another primary school and may be a Costco/ Mall

17 February, 2023

Nmicallef says:

Great ideas. Please maximise local businesses and avoid large ‘eye saw’ buildings like the Holiday Inn. Maximise street art if unavoidable.

17 February, 2023

Matt says:

Different centres specific to a group WILL divide people rather than integrate them and that will lead to big issues for everyone

16 February, 2023

Jade says:

The map shows EWEP but you haven't defined what that stands for. While city heart sounds appealing, how will you make these vibrant, conn...

16 February, 2023

Linda wing says:

The explanation is as clear as mud. Can't you just say simply what is proposed here?

16 February, 2023

Iyad says:

East werribee vast grassland is beautiful.Say NO to more dense residential estates, apartments.Lets make these reserves our true CITY HEART

14 February, 2023

Carole says:

Is your intention to break away from 'Melbourne' ? It wont help me as I have to travel to the real city. Plus my friends are all over melbs

14 February, 2023

Spike says:

Leakes Rd and Sayers Rd should be minimun 2 lanes the entire way. The constant merging causes congestion.

8 February, 2023

Jack says:

It's a good idea. Also need to reforest the area. Walking/bike/scooter trails through urban forested areas. Buy back land where necessary

8 February, 2023

Bsak70@yahoo.com says:

I believe that the plan should be implemented. That plan will help to grow future Wyndham community more connected. Jobs will be created.