Burwood Heights Activity Centre including Former Brickworks Site

Burwood Heights is a Major Activity Centre under Plan Melbourne 2017 - 2050, the Victorian Government’s metropolitan planning strategy released in May 2017.

Key sites in the Activity Centre include:

  • the 20.5 hectare former brickworks site at 78 Middleborough Road Burwood East, now owned by Frasers Property Australia;
  • the RSPCA site at the corner of Middleborough Road and Burwood Highway; and
  • the Burwood Heights Shopping Centre.

Burwood Heights Activity Centre Structure Plan

The Burwood Heights Activity Centre Structure Plan was prepared to guide future development and improvement of Burwood Heights. It established a vision for the Burwood Heights Activity Centre which was developed through consultation and reflects the aspirations of the community, Council and of other stakeholders.

In August 2006, Council adopted the Burwood Heights Activity Centre Structure Plan, completing a major milestone for the Activity Centre. The Structure Plan was finalised after review of community feedback on the Draft Plan in February 2006. The Victorian Government contributed funding to preparation of the Structure Plan.

The Structure Plan has since formed the basis of local planning policies in the Whitehorse Planning Scheme for the Activity Centre. More specific and detailed planning has been carried out for the former Brickworks Site.

Former Brickworks Site

The 20.5ha Former Brickworks site near the north-east corner of Burwood Highway and Middleborough Road (78 Middleborough Road Burwood East), is a key site within the Burwood Heights Activity Centre.

The current land owner Frasers Property Australia has been actively pursuing its vision to develop the site for a mix of uses including a diversity of housing, a shopping centre, open spaces, new roads, pathways and other associated infrastructure.

The project commenced in mid-2018 starting with construction of the shopping centre. The full site development is expected to be completed by 2025.

Map of Burwood Heights Development site