Delivering community benefits with increased development potential

Jun 7, 2012 by webteam

There are a number of opportunity sites identified for significant new development to deliver public benefits and drive renewal.

One site is in Council ownership, but the other four are privately owned. These sites could be redeveloped to make an architectural statement and give the Junction a strong visual identity along Military Road. Given the desire to trigger redevelopment on these key sites, it is proposed to increase height limits from 5 storeys to between 6 and 10 storeys. In return for this significant increase in height, these sites would need to deliver other public benefits, such as public car parking or plaza areas.

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Feedback on big ideas from workshops

Mar 20, 2012 by webteam

Two sucessful workshops were held last week with businesses, landowners and community members on ideas to breathe life back into Spit Junction. We received lots of great feedback which will inform development of a draft Masterplan for discussion during the next round of consultation.

Many great conversations were had at workshops. Issues such as traffic, parking, appropriate use of the civic centre, building heights and how to attract private investment into the area were discussed. The team’s idea to create a scramble crossing at the intersection of Spit and Military Roads was one that had broad interest and support. This proposal would be subject to State Government agreement.

If you were unable to attend workshops, don’t worry – you haven’t missed out on participating. The workshop presentation is available here (and you can also download the PDF, 10MB) and you can provide input, feedback and ideas on this website.

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“Councils must encourage a mix of commercial and residential to keep suburbs vibrant”

Mar 12, 2012 by webteam

What does the real estate industry think of the Spit Junction Masterplan project?

This extract from an article in the Property Observer gives one perspective.

A recent report by the Australian government, State of Australian Cities 2011, identifies the problems being faced by federal and state governments and also councils, where they now need to completely rethink their long-term masterplans. Australia’s population has grown by 3 million in the past decade, yet productivity growth has slowed and then declined since 1998…

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How do you want the civic centre to look?

Mar 6, 2012 by webteam

Civic Centre sites play an important role in all communities. They are a great community asset and the Mosman Civic Centre is no different. From time to time they do, however, need to be upgraded to ensure they remain relevant and meet the needs of all members of the community.

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