The Arden and Macaulay urban renewal areas are located approximately 2 kilometres north-west of the CBD, close to the Parkville National Employment and Innovation Cluster.

With industrial segments in North Melbourne and Kensington, the areas will be renewed to transition into sustainable living and working environments.

The Macaualy urban renewal area has been rezoned to cater for population growth. Arden is now being planned to make way for the opening of the new North Melbourne Station by 2025. The area around the new station, Arden Central, will have intensive commercial employment uses and a major civic open space.

Both Arden and Macaulay will reflect best practice in energy, water and water resource management. The Moonee Ponds Creek corridor will be revitalised by public spaces including neighbourhood parks and plazas.

The renewal of Arden and Macaulay involves a range government agencies, including:

  • City of Melbourne
  • Department of Economic Development Jobs, Transport and Resources
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Victorian Planning Authority

With input from key partners:

  • Melbourne Water
  • Rail Projects Victoria
  • VicTrack

The City of Melbourne and government agencies is working collaboratively during the planning and delivery of key strategic projects occurring within the Arden and Macaulay urban renewal area.

As the various government agencies continue to work to ensure the vision for this area is realised, each agency also retains responsibility for leading and delivering a variety of strategic projects.


Arden and Macaulay urban renewal areas

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