Another 1500 homes will be built near Craigieburn as part of a plan for a new development in the outer north.
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) and Hume council recently released the Lindum Vale Precinct Structure Plan (PSP), which will guide how the new area is developed.
The new community will be built on 144 hectares of land bound by Mount Ridley Road to the south, Mickleham Road to the west, the Merrifield West PSP area to the north and the Mount Ridley rural residential area to the east.
The VPA says Lindum Vale will be home to 4200 people and will feature open spaces, parks and cycle-friendly infrastructure, with convenient access to future education facilities, libraries, kindergarten and a maternal and child health centre. Mount Ridley Road will be widened to 40 metres as part of the development.
A new north-south connector road will also link to the future Aitken Boulevard to the east of the development. The PSP also includes plans to protect the historic Parnell’s Inn, which is also known as the Old Mickleham post office.
The new development is part of a state government plan to improve housing affordability by rezoning 100,000 lots in growth areas within two years to create 17 new suburbs.
The plan, which was announced by Planning Minister Richard Wynne in March, will result in 32,000 lots being rezoned in Hume and Whittlesea.
Hume residents can have their say on the Lindum Vale PSP until October 2.