Brimbank Council has published the Transforming Brimbank 2021-2022 Update, showing key milestones that have been achieved over the past 12 months.
“Melbourne’s west is about to see billions of dollars of development and infrastructure being delivered over the coming decade that will transform the city,” said Brimbank Mayor Cr Jasmine Nguyen.
The 2021-2022 milestones included, but are not limited to:
- The Melbourne Airport Rail project update is released and the Expression of Interest process begins for builders of the Sunshine to Albion package.
- The Sunshine Station Masterplan was announced by State Government, with two rounds of community consultation undertaken by the Department of Transport.
- The State Government announced the building of a new regional platform at Sunshine Station and funding to remove the Calder Park Drive Level Crossing.
- The level crossings at Mt Derrimut Road and Robinsons Road in Deer Park, and Fitzgerald Road in Ardeer will be removed along the Geelong and Ballarat lines.
- Council has received $275,000 of State Government funding, through the Outdoor Activation Fund, to install two new outdoor activation precincts, which have been delivered in Sun Crescent in Sunshine and in Alfrieda Street in St Albans.
- Construction of the $140 million Sunshine Private Hospital started in April 2021.
- The Brimbank Advocacy Plan 2022, adopted by Council in March 2022, defines Council’s key advocacy priorities for the immediate and medium term.
“Our Transforming Brimbank program aims to leverage this investment to deliver meaningful and generational change for the community,” Cr Nguyen said.
“Brimbank aims to do this by working closely with key stakeholders as well as the community, to ensure investment in people and places and not just projects.”
The majority of investment and change is planned to occur in the Sunshine Precinct, which is expected to have up to 43,000 additional residents and an additional 29,000 jobs created by 2051.
To see the full report, go to the Transforming Brimbank on our website.