Land at Sunbury’s historic Jacksons Hill is a step closer to becoming a revitalised community arts precinct with a new lease agreement announced by the Andrews Labor Government paving the way for a community led redevelopment of the much-loved site.

Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced the Andrews Labor Government will be providing a long-term peppercorn lease of land at Jacksons Hill, Sunbury.

The lease will be provided to Hume City Council and will include the use of some of the significant red brick heritage buildings.

This announcement builds on the $3 million investment from the Labor Government towards Hume City Council to support the delivery the Community Arts and Creative Industries Precinct.

The lease agreement will help deliver Jacksons Hill’s great potential as a central hub for Sunbury’s arts community. This will help fulfill the communities aspirations for the site and maximise public access while preserving its rich history.

The Jacksons Hill Master Plan released by the Victorian Planning Authority showcases plans to develop the site into a number of distinct precincts, and specifically the Sunbury Community Arts Precinct which has been endorsed by Hume City Council.

The Jacksons Hill site is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and contains many buildings that are of high architectural, historical and social significance.

The remainder of the masterplan will be delivered once a plan of subdivision for the site occurs, this is expected once the Cultural Heritage Management Plan is completed.

For more details of the Jacksons Hill masterplan visit:

Quotes attributable to the Member for Sunbury Josh Bull

“We promised to deliver a community arts precinct at Jacksons Hill, and that is exactly what we’re doing.”

“We’ve already invested $3 million towards delivering this facility, and this new lease will ensure works can get underway soon.”

“Only the Andrews Labor Government is doing what matters, protecting the heritage of Jacksons Hill and providing the open public spaces the community deserves.”

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