Riseley Centres in on Structure Plan
Work can now commence on the Activity Centre Structure Plan for the Riseley District Centre (the Structure Plan) following a decision on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 by City of Melville Council to progress the preparation of the Plan.
The proposed Structure Plan will become a key planning guideline for new development in the area covering design and planning elements such as urban form, building heights, land uses and activities, housing diversity, public transport and traffic.
Responding to community feedback, Council also resolved to not adopt the Draft Vision for the Riseley Centre 2011, in the decision to move forward to preparation of a Structure Plan. Concerns were raised by Council on building heights and suggested reductions were made to provide direction as the project enters the detailed planning phase.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the decision was a positive outcome for all residents and stakeholders following the visioning phase of the project.
“This decision by Council shows that our planning and community engagement process works,” he said.
“Feedback collected from key stakeholders since 2008, combined with planning and design considerations, has provided the City with a clear path forward to begin work on the Structure Plan.
“The process for drafting a structure plan is typically complex and involves establishing a constructive dialogue with the community and detailed studies to assess the impact on a variety of factors such as infrastructure, built form, land use, traffic, parking and commerce to name a few.
“Once preparation of the plan commences later this year (2012), further opportunities for community engagement will take place at key stages, as detailed studies and planning milestones are completed.
“It is anticipated that the timeframe for completion of the Structure Plan will be approximately 10-12 months from commencement.
“I would encourage all residents and interested parties to keep themselves informed by checking our website for the latest updates and announcements.
“The City can now look forward to planning a vibrant and diverse activity centre with, and for the community.”
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