The City of Melville has committed to planning for the future of the Heathcote Cultural Precinct. The City has partnered with Heathcote tenants, businesses, local residents and groups, and the wider community to shape the future of the Heathcote Cultural Precinct, by developing a Vision and Place Plan to guide the direction and activation of the site for the next ten years. Place making consultants 'Social Fabric' were commissioned to facilitate the stakeholder engagement phase of the project.
The Place Plan identifies unique qualities of the Heathcote Cultural Precinct, establishing a vision for the centre as well as short term actions and longer term strategies to realise that vision. The plan is achievable, clear in its intent, and established shared responsibilities between the City of Melville, Heathcote tenants, businesses, and the community, so that we can work together.
A place-based approach looks at how social, economic and spatial qualities that are unique to a particular geographical area can contribute to a greater sense of place. It ensures all stakeholders are engaged in a collective process to address issues and opportunities as they are experienced within that neighbourhood or precinct.
The Corporate Plan 2013/17, sets out key actions and success factors to ensure a vision where residents, businesses and visitors feel connected to our city. The Heathcote Cultural Precinct Vision and Place Plan project reflects the City of Melville’s vision as an engaged and vibrant city and brings together interested people in the community to shape the future of this precinct.
The Heathcote Vision and Place Plan project focuses on planning for the future of this unique, state heritage listed precinct, rather than on wider town planning issues. The Place Plan establishes shared responsibilities between Council, business and local residents so that we can work together to increase the vibrancy of the precinct.