For the past decade, the Werribee City Centre has undergone growth and transformation, guided by a clear vision and policy as outlined in the Structure Plan.
Wyndham City is now seeking the public’s help in refreshing the City Centre Plan and creating a blueprint for the future of the region.
The Werribee City Centre and its surroundings are estimated to be home to 4,522 jobs and has a total economic output of $1.15 billion. It’s economy is primarily driven by public administration and regulation, professional and technical services, food and beverage, real estate, and retail.
A few of the notable projects that have been implemented in the City Centre over the past few years include: the Wedge Street Piazza, Wyndham Park Pedestrian Bridge, Wyndham Park and Chirnside Park Oval redevelopment, Hunter Werribee building, and the removal of the Werribee St and Cherry St/Tarneit Rd level crossings.
Wyndham City’s City Design portfolio holder, Cr Josh Gilligan, has spoken about the ambitious plan to make Werribee the capital of Melbourne’s New West: an area of economic, cultural and environmental excellence.
“Werribee is recognized as a major activity centre and part of the Werribee National Employment and Innovation Cluster by the State Government, which has resulted in some fantastic infrastructure investment,” he said.
Gilligan is encouraging the community to come forward with ideas on how the City Centre should look in the next 10 years. This could include input on streetscapes, building heights, traffic flow, activations, and the services and developments that should be attracted to the area.
“We’re lucky to have a beautiful natural destination like the Werribee River in the heart of our City, as well as popular annual events such as ‘LIT’.
This is a great opportunity to check in with the community and get feedback on the activations we’re providing,” he said.
To participate in the consultation process and help shape the future of Werribee, the public is invited to attend one of the upcoming community engagement sessions or provide their feedback online.
The refreshed Werribee City Centre Plan will be available for community review once it is drafted.