Following a month of extensive community engagement the Outcomes Report-April 2012 for Phase One ‘Defining the Urban Framework’ of the People’s Junction project has just been released.
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.
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…
There are two events happening this week.
- On Wednesday morning 14 March from 7.30 – 9am the project team will be running a Business Breakfast for the local business community.
- On Thursday evening 15 March a workshop will be held this time for the local community. The community workshop will start at 6.30pm and finish at 9pm.
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.
Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012
Mosman Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 was finalised and approved by the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure in late 2011, and published on the NSW Legislation Website on 9 December 2011. It came into effect on 1 February 2012, and consists of a written instrument and maps.
As usual the monthly Mosman Market will be back on Saturday 3 March, 2012. But this time round the People’s Junction will be making an appearance. The project team will be there from 8am answering all your questions about this exciting new project which will shape the future of the Junction.
Spit Junction plays a retail, civic and service role for the local community. There are a number of other centres in the surrounding area that provide similar facilities and compete with Spit Junction, which means many local residents are choosing to shop, eat or visit outside of the Junction.