The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) has begun community consultations on the future use of the Commonwealth Government’s Defence Site in Maribrynong, in Melbourne’s inner western suburbs.

The Commonwealth has identified the 127.8 hectare site as surplus land that could be redeveloped for much needed housing, with Assistant Minister to the Federal Treasurer, Michael Sukkar MP, specifically mentioning the site’s potential for social and affordable housing during his presentation to CHIA members at a member-only briefing held last year.

The VPA is working with Maribyrnong City Council and state agencies to develop a structure plan for the site.

Click here for details on a survey being run by the VPA regarding the site, and other planned community consultations.