An Urban Design
Framework (UDF) will be developed to guide future development surrounding the
The UDF will
help create a shared design vision and direct future public and private
investment in the area.
the project include:
- upgrading spaces and places
for people and events
- improving streetscapes to make
the area safe and accessible to all
- identifying opportunities to
encourage a mix of housing types; and
- ideas for a clever and creative
The UDF will
provide planning guidelines to protect the valued character of the suburb and
guide future building form, scale and materials.
builds on the City’s Settlement Strategy, which recommended investigating
opportunities for higher density development around rail corridors.
It also follows
the commitment of the state and federal governments to duplicate the rail track
from South Geelong to Waurn Ponds.
improvement project includes the upgrade of stations and platforms.
It is important
that our planning frameworks support and leverage the opportunities presented
by major infrastructure projects.
There will be
several opportunities for the community to provide input into the development
of the UDF.
As part of the
engagement, public workshops will be held at East Geelong Football Netball Club
on 31 July (5.30pm to 8.30pm) and 6 August (6.00pm to 9.00pm).
workshop will be held at Eastern Hub Geelong on 10 August (9.30am to 12.30pm).
will provide a chance for people to hear about the UDF process and to share
their own ideas.
Register for a
community workshop through www.geelongaustralia.com.au/yoursay
If you can’t
make one of the sessions, you can complete an online survey - where you can
tell us what you value about the area and what you think it should look and be
like in the future - via www.geelongaustralia.com.au/yoursay
from the UDF will be linked to future budgets, development guidelines and
planning zones for implementation.
Mayor Bruce Harwood
has a special place in the history of the city. It was where
the first house was built in Geelong, and now hosts other heritage-listed
character homes, major rail and road networks and key recreation and cultural
We want to ensure this historic area continues
to thrive and that its full potential is unlocked.
Cr Jim Mason, Chair,
Sustainable Development portfolio
The framework will
recommend improvements to public spaces and existing infrastructure to help
guide our future investment in South Geelong.
Feedback from the community will play an important part in shaping this
framework, so we’re keen to see as many people as possible offering their ideas
and telling us what they want for the area. Please log on and have your say or
attend one of the public workshops if you can.