At our council meeting on 28 July 2020, Council endorsed the release of the draft South Geelong Urban Design Framework (UDF) for a period of eight weeks.
The UDF is part of the City's strategic planning work that aims to increase the diversity of housing around Greater Geelong's train station precincts.
It outlines the site analysis, design principles, concept plans and implementation plans that will inform key development areas such as the South Geelong Station and Moorabool Street
Major features of the station precinct include:
- medium to high density residential development, retail and commercial uses
- improved pedestrian and bicycle access to the station, via a new pedestrian crossing and
- improvements to the streets near the station, including more trees and centre median parking.
Medium to high density residential redevelopment is proposed along Moorabool Street, with the ground floor hosting commercial uses.
The draft UDF also includes a series of recommended improvements, such as street crossings, footpaths, street lighting, parking, tree plantings and wayfinding signage.
Streetscape upgrades and other public realm improvements will form part of the long-term capital budgeting program.
Residents are encouraged to provide their feedback on the draft UDF before 21 September 2020.
The draft UDF was prepared following externally-facilitated workshops last year, which involved 110 community members.
A further 376 people had input via an online survey.
The draft strategic guide details the potential ways the space could accommodate more housing, improve connections to the station and enhance the streetscape.
Councillor Trent Sullivan - Chair, Planning portfolio
I can't stress how important it is for those who live, work, visit and move through this area to have their say on this UDF. The draft strategic guide details the potential
ways the space could accommodate more housing, improve connections to the
station and enhance the streetscape.