Our long standing vision for the Mernda Town Centre - to be located at the corner of Bridge Inn Road and Plenty Road - is for a traditional centre focussed around a main street. It will be pedestrian-friendly, well serviced by public transport and supported by a mix of land uses.
The area's natural and heritage setting will be celebrated with ancient River Red Gums retained as features, and clear links to Mayfield Farm and Berry Lane, and the Plenty Gorge Regional Parklands maintained.
The delivery of the Mernda Town Centre requires significant commitment and investment. Since the State Government's 2014 Mernda Rail Extension announcement, we have been working with the State Government, community service providers and land owners to build on the vision, pursuing aspirational, high quality outcomes for the train station and surrounding Mernda Town Centre.
This partnership approach will help to secure critical transport, civic and community infrastructure and lead to more housing and job choice for the community.
We will continue to work closely with the State Government, community service providers and land owners to coordinate the delivery of the Mernda Train Station and development of the town centre, including:
On 18 July 2017, Council approved an amendment to the Mernda Town Centre Development Plan.
The original plans were approved in 2012, however some revisions were required to accommodate for the Mernda Rail Project.
The updated plan ensures the proposed retail development is located close to the proposed Mernda Train Station.
The approval enables the developer to move towards getting started on the project. It is expected that the first stage of development will comprise:
On 16 October 2014, the Whittlesea Planning Scheme was amended to allow for the development of a Coles Supermarket and a small number of shops at 1435 Plenty Road, Mernda.
Construction is underway on the project which includes:
Council does not own the land or buildings and is not responsible for leasing tenancies. For more information, on leasing tenancies within the development, please contact Mike Crittenden from Colliers on 9629 8888.
The timing of the development is at the discretion of the land owner, but we expect construction to be completed early in 2019.