Maribyrnong City Council
The Tottenham Employment Precinct Framework Plan sets out a 30 year vision for this important industrial area with a ten year action plan to drive the first decade of improvements.
The Tottenham Employment Precinct is a 253.6 hectare precinct of industrial land in Melbourne’s inner west. The precinct contains almost half of all industrial land in Maribyrnong and is the largest industrial precinct within the municipality at the edge of the Western Region State Significant Industrial Precinct (SSIP) and between the Sunshine NEIC and Footscray Metropolitan Activity Centre.
The vision, developed with Council and stakeholders, aims to put in place the foundations for the precinct to be renewed over the next 30 years to become a desired inner-city fringe industrial precinct servicing the needs of the city. Amenity improvements proposed in the plan aim to increase job densities and capitalise on the unique locational benefits between the central city and the port, state significant industrial land to the west, rail and road infrastructure, the range of lot sizes and accessibility for the workforce. A series of urban design improvements aim to improve access to the Stony Creek, manage the road and access challenges and trigger renewal in the precinct benefiting both businesses and the broader community.
A set of built form guidelines developed with Peter Boyle Urban Design+Landscape Architecture will put in place the foundations for change over the coming decades. This is in conjunction with an implementation plan to enable Council to manage the transition of the precinct by allocating resources appropriately and advocate to the State Government for necessary supporting investment. The Plan was adopted by Council in April 2020 and Council are now preparing a planning scheme amendment to implement the Plan.