Come and find out about key features of the Spit Junction Masterplan and options for development of the civic centre site.
You wouldn’t be alone if the first thing you thought of about Spit Junction was traffic. One of the busiest roads in Sydney passes through this centre and it is a planning challenge to come up with ideas about how to make pedestrians feel there are urban spaces for them.
This blog post is a summary of the Spit Junction Masterplan which is currently on exhibition until 3 December 2013. We encourage you to read the Masterplan and make a submission. You can view the full Masterplan on the Council website, at Council’s offices and at the Mosman Library.
The completed Spit Junction Masterplan will be placed on public exhibition starting 3 October 2013 for a period of two months.
You can now cast your vote for the property that you believe should win the 2013 People’s Choice Award.
This year eleven nominations have been received from architects for the 2013 Mosman Design Awards. They provide a sample of development over the last 2 years spread across Mosman.
Last year was a busy year for the People’s Junction project which began with the project team exploring different ideas and concepts for the future of Spit Junction.
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.
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…