In February 2017, Council began a process to develop a future vision for the East Village precinct. Between March and December 2017, Council conducted a four-stage community engagement process to gather views on what the precinct should look like and focus on.
You told us that transport and access, housing, including affordable housing, building considerations, employment and innovation, green spaces, landscapes and drainage, community facilities and services were important to the community.
From the feedback, and in partnership with an East Village Reference Group, a vision was drafted for:
‘East Village to be a sustainable, mixed-use precinct with a focus on innovative employment and education opportunities…enhanced by green spaces and places for people, supported by a range of high-quality housing and retail that caters for all’.
An East Village Structure Plan 2018-2031 was drafted, and approved by Council in October 2018. The Structure Plan provides guidance relating to building types and heights, open space, public spaces, movement and circulation (including public transport, walking, cycling and parking) and flood mitigation.
Council is now seeking the Planning Minister’s authorisation to exhibit a Planning Scheme Amendment for the new controls.