BAYSIDE council will plan for new development and housing growth in Martin Street, Brighton.
The plan will be the first step in bringing Martin Street into line with the Melbourne 2030 vision.
The state government published the Melbourne 2030 plan in 2002 under former premier Steve Bracks as a guide for planning, transport and infrastructure.
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Martin Street will become a neighbourhood activity centre, which under the plan may mean increasing the diversity of shops and services, redesigned public spaces including malls and parks, and increased public transport and housing development.
Local councils are responsible for developing these activity centres.
Council voted to begin consultation on Martin Street at a meeting on November 27.
Principal activity centres are identified by the state government, but neighbourhood activity centres are identified by local governments to match the state government's criteria.
A structure plan will be designed for Martin Street to guide development with a draft plan expected by November, 2013.
The council will also review existing structure plans for Sandringham, Bay Street, Church Street and Hampton Street in Brighton, developed between 2004 and 2006.
Hampton East will also have plans drawn up.
The council will consult with district businesses and residents.
Martin Street has not had a development plan since 1991.