The redevelopment of the Lilydale Quarry commenced with Places Victoria and prior owners, Sibelco, in July 2013. The early phases included in-depth community consultation towards the end of 2013 as part of a visioning process for the site once quarrying ended. This process culminated in the rezoning of the Stage 1 of the project, at the southern Hull Road end, which is now under development.
In late 2015, Sibelco made the decision to put the site to the market and to leave the future owners in charge of completing the rezoning for the balance of the land. The site was contracted by Intrapac Property, in joint venture with Brencorp Properties and Bayport in the middle of 2016 (the Kinley JV).
In early 2017, the Kinley JV convened a Design and Visioning forum to enhance and refine the project proposition, led by internationally renowned urban design practice, Torti Gallas and Partners, together with local urban design experts Roberts Day. Numerous stakeholders were involved in this collaborative design forum, including the Yarra Ranges Shire Councillors, Council Officers and State Government Departments. Since that time, the Kinley JV have consulted extensively and collaboratively with Yarra Ranges Shire Council and other stakeholders.
In 2018, the Minister for Planning placed the Kinley project onto the Minister’s list of Priority Projects, enlisting the assistance of the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA). The VPA facilitated a series of in-depth stakeholder workshops, including the Council, Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP), Department of Transport (DoT), Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) and relevant infrastructure servicing agencies to address technical issues and local requirements. This workshop process culminated in the Former Lilydale Quarry Comprehensive Development Plan which is now on public exhibition from 13 November to 18, December 2020.
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