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22nd Mar 2016 | Community,Design,News,

The future of the South East

As the South East continues to expand we’re excited to be a part of shaping communities in the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire. Find out about some of the up and coming projects taking shape in the area this year.

Strong future infrastructure growth is already in the works with the Casey Council recently introducing the ‘C21 – Building a Great City’ plan. This Plan provides a strategic framework for the future development of the council and making Casey a city in its own right.

Ultimately the plan will facilitate the integrated growth of Narre Warren to become the CBD for Casey- Titled ‘Fountain Gate- Narre Warren CBD’


The ‘Fountain Gate- Narre Warren CBD’ plan comprises two parts:

1.  The main shopping centre and civic precinct north of Princes Highway and west of Narre Warren North Road.

2. The ‘bulky goods’ precinct and future business park north of Princes Highway and east of Narre Warren North Road.

This plan will hopefully evolve this precinct into a dense and richly texted CBD with approximately 550,700 sqm of commercial floor space by 2033.

Upcoming Developments

Casey Cultural Precinct: 
This will feature an 800-seat theatre, multi-purpose expo space, art gallery, community library and plaza, and regional school centre for arts. It is scheduled to open mid-2017 and is expected to have over 2 million visitations a year ($125 million).

Casey Hospital:

The State Government has proposed $106 million to expand the Casey Hospital. It is to include an eight-storey in-patient unit with four new operating theatres, a new surgery recovery centre, an intensive care unit, CT and MRI services and day surgery admissions, 96 extra beds and room for a additional 64 beds.

St John of God Hospital:
A new hospital on Kangan Drive will commence in 2015 to be completed mid-2017. The new $120 million hospital will include 190 beds, six general theatres, two endoscopy theatres, a cardiac/vascular catheter laboratory, six birthing suites and approximately 350 basement car parks.

Berwick Village structure plan:
A planning document with a vision for the future of the Berwick Village activity centre to accommodate growth and expansion through developments.

Coles Berwick:
A new $20 million store commenced construction in 2015, which includes a 3,200m2 supermarket as well as upgrade of the adjoining car park, making it a huge draw for Berwick Village.

Pakenham Employment Precinct:
The Precinct is an integrated business and industrial park with high density residential areas, supported by a neighbourhood activity centre set among wetlands and biodiversity corridors. Once completed, the Cardinia Road Employment Precinct is forecast to generate 18,500 jobs, attracting investment to Cardinia’s employment corridor.

The face of the South East is changing in exciting ways, with new developments supporting past and future residential growth. Parklea is proud to be at the heart of the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire’s fruitful future.

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