There's something inherently special about 'Pako'.
It's home to one of Geelong's biggest celebrations of cultural diversity and offers some of the best shopping and dining experiences in a backdrop of heritage buildings and community spirit that contribute to a 'village' vibe.
With such success, come challenges and vast opportunities for improvement. After all, it has been many years since the streetscapes were upgraded and the wear and tear is evident.
Why should we prepare a UDF?
Pakington Street (Geelong West) and Gordon Avenue can play a leading role in delivering our Clever and Creative future.
We want to make sure this special area continues to thrive and that its full potential is unlocked.
The UDF would provide an opportunity to develop a shared vision for the future of the area. It would help guide future growth and development including built form outcomes, streetscape design, traffic and pedestrian movements, car parking and land use, and would assist in the assessment of future development proposals.
The UDF would also provide design principles and recommend improvements to existing and future infrastructure to help guide our future capital investment in the area.
Consultation will be a key component of this process and is vital for a successful UDF.
What's the latest news?
Thank you to our Wednesday traders workshop participants!
We'll be uploading an unedited transcript of the workshop on this website in the coming days.