Doncaster Hill Development on the Rise

Date: 
30 Jul 2014

The 2013/14 Doncaster Hill Annual Report has been endorsed by Manningham Council, following a significant year of progress on the Hill.

The Annual Report is a summary of the major work undertaken by Council, its partners and the private sector from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 and is in line with the Doncaster Hill Strategy vision adopted by Council in 2002.

Manningham Mayor, Cr Jim Grivokostopoulos said the Annual Report highlights major achievements in the past 12 months, including strong interest from private developers both locally and internationally, with four sites set to commence construction and the development of the Doncaster Hill Mode Shift Plan.

“Progress at Doncaster Hill is in line with Council’s and the community’s vision for the area. The population of the Hill is set to increase by seven thousand residents by 2031 and it will cater for an extra seven million visitors each year.”

Achievements outlined in the 2013/14 Doncaster Hill Annual Report include:

  • Strong interest from the private sector, with 16 current planning permit applications for Doncaster Hill sites.
  • Development of a mode shift plan to encourage greater use of public transport and walking and cycling to reduce future traffic congestion.
  • Continued advocacy efforts for Doncaster Rail through the Doncaster Rail Advocacy Steering Committee (DRASC), including an information forum, petition and a dedicated stall at Westfield.
  • The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Cofely Australia and Manningham Council, as part of the first step in preparing a detailed district energy plan.

Councillor Grivokostopoulos said interest in Doncaster Hill also remained strong throughout 2013/14.

“Successful marketing of four key sites on the Hill has seen more than 265 apartments sold during the year, which shows there is a significant community demand for high quality residential apartments in Doncaster Hill,” Cr Grivokostopoulos said.

View the Doncaster Hill Annual Report