6 Great Things Coming Soon to Wollert
23 September 2020
The Wollert Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) was approved in 2017. Created by the Victorian Planning Authority in collaboration with the City of Whittlesea, the purpose was to identify the essential infrastructure and facilities our rapidly growing community needs to thrive and prosper.
Here are 6 highlights from the plan that we think everyone in Wollert should be getting excited about…
1. New town centres
Plans have been submitted to Council for a major $40 million 9,000m2 town centre, to be designed by international architecture firm OMA. As well as all the usual retail offers and community services, you can expect the design to include public spaces that promote community use and increase dwell time. In addition to this major centre, you can also look forward to two new local town centres!
2. Schools, schools, schools!
We can expect to see at least five new primary and secondary schools appearing over the next few years, including Edgars Creek Primary School, Wollert East Primary School, Wollert Central Primary School and Wollert East Secondary School, all of which are in various stages of planning or construction as we speak.
3. Upgraded roads
To make it easier for our residents to get around, a number of roads in and around Wollert have been earmarked for improvement. These include Craigieburn Road, Boundary Road, Summerhill Road, Andrew Road, Koukoura Drive, Edgars Road and Bodycoats Road. Upgrades are also being made to Epping Road and Lehmanns Road leading into the Riverhills community.
4. Nature reserved
The Quarry Hills Bushland Park will grow in size from a current area of 400 hectares and include increased access points, park shelters, viewing platforms and walking tracks. It will continue to be defined by its open space and majestic red river gums. There will also be extensive walking and cycling paths along conservation areas.
5. Public transport improvements
Our Riverhills community is just a 10-minute drive from existing train stations in Epping and Craigieburn, but the Wollert PSP sets aside land for the future extension of the Epping Rail Corridor and a future train station in the heart of Wollert. The new and improved roads will be able to accommodate an extensive bus network.
6. Employment opportunities
The major town centre is expected to create 200 construction jobs and more than 250 on-going roles. Additional local employment opportunities will be found at a major jobs hub to the east of Wollert, along Epping and Andrew Road. The hub will be a base for thousands of jobs in a range of industries.
Image: Wollert Precinct Structure Plan sourced from Victorian Planning Authority