The ‘Planners in Pink’ from the project team last Saturday spoke to over 50 people at the Mosman Markets. The planners were impressed at the level of interest shown by passers-by and community members who made the effort to come down to the Peoples Junction stall to speak to them about the Masterplan and Civic Centre site concept plans.
Come down this Friday morning (7.30am – 9am) to the Seniors Centre and join the conversation on the preliminary plans for the People’s Junction with fellow business owners whilst enjoying some hot coffee and tea and local made pastries.
During the event we will discuss a range of interesting topics including:
• The development design options for the Mosman Civic Centre Sites;
• Exploring community uses on the Council owned sites;
• Development funding options;
• Identification of opportunity sites;
• Building height options;
• Street improvements; and
• Activating laneways
Populate or perish? Development incentives to encourage new residential opportunities in and around the Junction to activate the area
With community support, we are planning to redevelop civic and community buildings and upgrade public areas in Spit Junction. In order for revitalisation to occur, we will need to work in partnership with the State Government, private landowners, shopkeepers and local residents to encourage investment and activity in the area.
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.
The Masterplan for Spit Junction will be looking at the potential redevelopment of the Council buildings in Spit Junction, including the existing library building. This will create an exciting opportunity for the development of new library facilities.
Mosman Council is the largest property owner in Spit Junction. As part of the Masterplan a separate feasibility study is being undertaken to determine the future of the sites owned by the Council.
After a period of development, the Draft Mosman LEP was exhibited in October 2009, and submitted to the Department of Planning & Infrastructure in August 2010. Council and the Department have been negotiating over some clauses and land use issues in the Plan, and Council is still waiting for the Plan to be made.