The City of Melbourne's 2012 Arden-Macaulay Structure Plan (PDF 47.11 MB) identifies urban renewal areas in and around North Melbourne that will accommodate residential and economic growth over the next 30 years.

In 2016, Arden and Macaulay were separated into two distinct, yet neighbouring precincts.

Arden consists of 50 hectares of largely industrial lots located less than two kilometres north-west of the central city. The precinct is between Macaulay Road, the Upfield rail line, Moonee Ponds Creek and Dryburgh Street.

Now, the Victorian Planning Authority and the City of Melbourne are co-leading the planning for the Arden Urban Renewal Precinct in partnership with other government departments and agencies, and in consultation with business, service and community stakeholders.

Arden is strategically placed to be an innovation precinct with a focus on technology, life sciences, health, and education sectors. It will have a new underground train station, a lively public realm, high quality and affordable places to live, community hubs, new schools, and diverse open spaces.

The 2018 Arden Vision outlines our goals and aspirations for the precinct, and provides the foundations for the development of an Arden Structure Plan.

The draft Arden Structure Plan will be released for community consultation in 2020.

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