Melville Visions a City for People
On Tuesday, 19 June 2012 the City of Melville Council will vote on the City’s recommendation to not adopt the Draft Vision for the Riseley Centre 2011 (the Draft Vision).
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said since 2008 the City had undergone an extensive process of consultation with the community regarding the revitalisation of the Riseley Centre.
“Through stakeholder surveys, forum groups and information workshops we have asked residents, landowners and business tenants to tell us their concerns, ideas and visions for the Riseley Centre,” he said.
“Following this the Draft Vision was released in October 2011 as a non-statutory concept.
“The concept was designed specifically to inform the public of the issues and ideas that had been expressed to-date and to generate further community feedback.
“In general, feedback from the community forums indicated a level of support for the Draft Vision concept, with a number of concerns raised relating to built forms and building heights.
“We have listened to the community and stakeholders and factored in planning and design considerations. As a result, the recommendation to Council is to not adopt the Draft Vision and for built form and building heights to be reviewed as part of the preparation of an Activity Centre Structure Plan in the future.
“Further community participation will be invited as planning continues.
“As a City for People, one of the City’s goals is economic prosperity. The Riseley Centre of the future will be a vibrant and diverse commercial centre providing the community with new business and employment opportunities closer to home.”
The final outcome of the Draft Vision for the Riseley Centre 2011 will be determined at the next Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 at the City of Melville Civic Centre. Members of the public are invited to attend.
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