The start of something big – community speaks out on City shaping projects

Community feedback has been included in Council’s response to the State Government’s major City shaping projects in Brimbank including the Western Rail Plan, Melbourne Airport Rail Link and the Sunshine Super Hub.

Following community consultation, Brimbank has endorsed:

  • Draft Response Strategy - Western Rail Plan, including Airport Rail Link and Sunshine Super Hub, and
  • Sunshine Super Hub Urban Design Principles.

Brimbank Mayor, Cr Lucinda Congreve, thanked community members and groups who had provided feedback and said the documents would be submitted to government immediately.

“Feedback covered a range of themes including: encouraging jobs and investment, ensuring inclusive and locally responsive design, improving traffic and transport connections, best practice project delivery and effective stakeholder engagement.

“Council also incorporated feedback in the Urban Design Principles to recommend the Sunshine Super Hub is an iconic green building reflecting local history and promoting Sunshine as a major destination.

“This is the start of something big in Brimbank. The Western Rail Strategy includes major improvements to the rail network that transects Brimbank including building the Melbourne Airport Rail Link.

“In addition to developing Sunshine as a super hub station, these are transformational projects that will only succeed if the needs and aspirations our community are embedded in project planning.

“These projects require extensive community input and we will work hard to make sure the voices of residents, businesses and community groups are heard throughout planning and construction.

“Our next step is to develop an engagement program to develop a shared vision that articulates out community values and shared aspirations for the Western Rail Strategy in Brimbank.

“These projects will deliver unprecedented investment and city shaping improvements to Brimbank including economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits,” Cr Congreve said.