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Epping Central

Epping Central is a designated Metropolitan Activity Centre and is recognised as an area of significant growth, employment, new housing, services and entertainment options.

Epping Central Structure Plan

The Epping Central Structure Plan to manage growth and ensure that Epping Central is a vibrant place to live.

The plan sets out a long-term vision for the area including:

  • diverse and sustainable housing
  • attracting new businesses that will provide jobs and entertainment
  • a sustainable transport network
  • new and improved public open spaces
  • sustainable infrastructure

Epping Central planning controls

The planning controls which apply in Epping Central include:

  • An Activity Centre Zone divides Epping Central into 8 precincts and sets out controls for each around the use and design of private land.
  • Environmental Audit Overlay: before uses such as residential or childcare can be approved on former industrial or commercial sites, an environmental audit would need to be carried to check for possible contamination and to set out what clean up would be required.
  • Special Building Overlay: a small number of properties south of Railway Road are at risk of flooding after heavy rain and this overlay sets out the necessary building requirements.
  • Parking Overlay: special parking rates will apply to new development in precincts close to public transport, existing shops and services.
  • Developer Contributions Planning Overlay: Community infrastructure levies will be applied to new development based on numbers of dwellings for development and amounts of commercial floor space.

View the approved planning controls.

Epping Central Economic Prospectus

Our Epping Central Economic Prospectus showcases Epping Central and the many benefits of investing, living and working in this area.

Recent changes in Epping Central

Current and future projects

  • Quest Apartments featuring 96 apartments located at Pacific Epping is now open
  • New Costco supermarket is now open
  • Construction of Deveny Road from High Street to Edgars Road is now open
  • Mantra Epping comprising 214 room hotel, currently under construction
  • Funding committed to $162 million expansion of Northern Hospital
  • Planning for proposed New Epping mixed use development underway
  • New community facilities, including new community hubs
  • Improved housing choices, including apartments and townhouses
  • Improvements to existing parks and open spaces such as Darebin Creek
  • Better walking and cycling paths
  • Ensuring the roads into Epping Central provide focal points where trees and high quality, architecturally designed buildings encourage a sense of arrival