Council is now in phase 2 of the planning for the Keysborough South Community Hub project. Your feedback and ideas are helping us to get the design, services and facilities at a community hub right and also help us to advocate for a school.
There is more opportunities to get involved as the projects progresses:
· Join the Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/keysboroughsouth
· Check www.greaterdandenong.com/keysboroughsouth for project updates
Council recognises the demand for a government school in Keysborough South. The provision of schools is the jurisdiction and responsibility of the Department of Education and Training (DET). Council has advocated strongly over a number of years for Primary School land to be secured and to be listed as a priority development.
The approved Development Plan for Keysborough South identifies land for the purpose of a school. However, developing and acquiring the land is the responsibility for the State Government. Council will continue to advocate to the Department of Education and Training on behalf of the community.
Council acknowledges the need for greater public transport within the Keysborough South Area. In particular, Council is aware that the provision of public transport would support the useability of the Keysborough Community Hub.
The provision of public transport services is a State Government responsibility falling within the role of Public Transport Victoria. However, in response to community need, Council together with Ventura, has been campaigning for the introduction of a new bus services in the Keysborough South area. We will keep you updated on the progress of this campaign.
Council is conscious of the interest for a shopping precinct in Keysborough South.
An area of approximately 8 hectares at the intersection of Hutton and Chapel Roads is zoned to accommodate commercial activity. The approved development plan for the area includes the development of a supermarket at the north-east corner of that intersection and planning permits have been issued in respect of a proposed development for that site.
It is hoped that approved development plans and permits will be acted upon soon and these new facilities will be made available to the community.
“We were promised a new shopping centre when we bought our land in Keysborough. It turns out that this will no longer happen. Keysborough is fast expanding and the local population is booming. As such Parkmore shopping centre can no longer cope with the massive crowds of people trying to shop there. We badly need that new shopping centre we were promised in the first place. Also there are so many amenities missing. For example: busses, schools. On top of that, there are way too many townhouses being built. Roads and parking spaces are insufficient. From under populated to overpopulated suburb in 3 years is disgusting and makes you want to move out. Who in the council has allowed such a mess? I hope more stringent laws are applied with regards to subdivision plans to prevent more townhouses being built in the future and overcrowding the area.”
“Would love to see the community hub used monthly as a farmers market, we need somewhere we can get wholesome, unprocessed food in the area. The fruit & vegetable shop in Parkmore is always congested and you can never get a pram or trolley in there, so an open air place would be fantastic. Also a setup for young kids: playgroups, gymbaroo, etc would be great considering how many young families there are living in Keysborough.”