Get Involved in Planning for the Sunshine Health and Education Precinct


Land owners and occupiers are invited to get involved in to coordinate the growth of the Sunshine Health, Wellbeing and Education Precinct (SHWEP) area located around the Sunshine Hospital.

The Sunshine Health, Wellbeing and Education Precinct (SHWEP) is the area around the Sunshine Hospital extending from the M80 Western Ring to Ginifer Station, and from Stony Creek to St Albans Road.

The SHWEP is recognised in the metropolitan planning strategy ‘Plan Melbourne’ as one of 10 state significant health and education precincts across Melbourne poised for future growth.

Located just 15 km west from central Melbourne, the precinct is an established and growing area of medical, health, community, education and research services in Melbourne’s west.

Strategic Plan for the Area

State government planning encourages the development of more health and education services in the precinct, and also compatible uses, such as local shops and cafes, short term accommodation and offices.

Brimbank Mayor Cr John Hedditch said that Council is working with the Victorian Planning Authority to prepare a strategic plan for the area to ensure that growth is coordinated.

“Council wants to ensure the development of this important precinct delivers significant improvement to the area.

“The SHWEP precinct has the potential to bring thousands of new jobs by 2051. This will mean a significant change to the intensity and type of land uses and development in the area.

“Having a strategic plan will ensure that we’re responding to existing and surrounding land uses as well as considering future land uses. The key objective is to facilitate the growth in a way that improves the look and feel of the area, and makes it a greener, safer and more sustainable place for everyone in it.

“Council wants to ensure the future growth of the area takes place in a planned way and responds to the ideas of local residents in St Albans.

“Council is setting set up a SHWEP Strategic Plan Reference Group to involve key stakeholders in the preparation of the plan.

Get Involved

If you're interested in being part of the Reference Group put in an Expression of Interest.

Expression of Interest application forms are available on Council’s website, and are also being sent to residents in the precinct area.

EOI forms can be submitted online, or

  • posted to:

Strategic Sites Officer
Brimbank City Council
PO Box 70
Sunshine 3020.

EOI applications close on Tuesday 14 November 2017.

Who'll be in the Reference Group?

The reference group will also comprise Council and State Government representatives as these authorities will share responsibility for the implementation of the plan.

Community information sessions will be held in St Albans on

  • Thursday 19 October 5.30-8pm,
  • Saturday 21 October 10am-1pm and
  • Wednesday 25 October 5.30-8pm.

Anyone wishing to attend a session must RSVP by 5pm on Monday 16 October, by phone 9249 4327 or by email at and advise if an interpreter will be needed.