Kirribilli Village Centre, Draft Public Domain Upgrade Masterplan

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Consultation has concluded

Feedback closed Sunday 1 November 2020

Council is proposing to upgrade the public domain of the Kirribilli Village Centre. The area in its current form was designed and built in the mid 1990’s and is looking progressively outdated and tired. Multiple layers of streetscape elements have been combined over the decades creating a character that is visually inconsistent and difficult for Council to maintain.

The new streetscape design will reflect innovative and creative use of the public space and streetscape. Finishes and materials that will be used are to be in accordance with Council’s currently (adopted) Public Domain Style Manual and Design Codes.

The upgrades are being implemented to achieve the following objectives:

  • Create a public domain the embraces the principles of “Place Making” which is community driven, visionary, functional, adaptive, inclusive and flexible.
  • Create a new contemporary Public Domain that supports the needs of local businesses and enables a vibrant economy to prosper both during the day and night
  • Provide for a better interconnected and useable network of Public spaces.
  • Improve the vibrancy of this commercial centre for residents, workers, students and visitors to encourage the local economy to thrive.

The Masterplan (available in the document library) sets out a framework for the village upgrade, with the work being progressively completed as funding becomes available. Construction for initial projects is expected to begin in 2021 and is funded through Council's SRV (Special Rate Variation). Additional funding is required to deliver all projects and the Masterplan will be used to inform forward planning for Council's capital works budgets and grant applications.

PILOT IMPLEMENTATION PLANNED FOR 2021

Council has also obtained grant funding through NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment's "Streets as Shared Spaces" grant program for the temporary closure of Burton Street underpass, temporary closure of Burton Street and temporary implementation of Bligh Street Shared Zone (refer to pilot program available in document library) . Additional funding is required to deliver all projects.

Council is requesting feedback from the community on the temporary closures in Kirribilli that will be funded through the "Streets as Shared Spaces" grant program.

ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION

An online information session was held on Tuesday 15 September 2020. The presentation slides are available from in the document library. Refer to the FAQs for response to the questions asked during the information session.

For further information contact Council’s Project Manager, Diana Mejia on 9936 8100.

Note: Submissions are considered open access information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. In the interests of public transparency, submission in its entirety may be made available via Council’s website. Submitters are encouraged to read Council’s Information Sheet: Making a Submission to Council(External link) prior to making a submission. All feedback received will be considered, however it is not intended to reply to individual respondents.

Feedback closed Sunday 1 November 2020

Council is proposing to upgrade the public domain of the Kirribilli Village Centre. The area in its current form was designed and built in the mid 1990’s and is looking progressively outdated and tired. Multiple layers of streetscape elements have been combined over the decades creating a character that is visually inconsistent and difficult for Council to maintain.

The new streetscape design will reflect innovative and creative use of the public space and streetscape. Finishes and materials that will be used are to be in accordance with Council’s currently (adopted) Public Domain Style Manual and Design Codes.

The upgrades are being implemented to achieve the following objectives:

  • Create a public domain the embraces the principles of “Place Making” which is community driven, visionary, functional, adaptive, inclusive and flexible.
  • Create a new contemporary Public Domain that supports the needs of local businesses and enables a vibrant economy to prosper both during the day and night
  • Provide for a better interconnected and useable network of Public spaces.
  • Improve the vibrancy of this commercial centre for residents, workers, students and visitors to encourage the local economy to thrive.

The Masterplan (available in the document library) sets out a framework for the village upgrade, with the work being progressively completed as funding becomes available. Construction for initial projects is expected to begin in 2021 and is funded through Council's SRV (Special Rate Variation). Additional funding is required to deliver all projects and the Masterplan will be used to inform forward planning for Council's capital works budgets and grant applications.

PILOT IMPLEMENTATION PLANNED FOR 2021

Council has also obtained grant funding through NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment's "Streets as Shared Spaces" grant program for the temporary closure of Burton Street underpass, temporary closure of Burton Street and temporary implementation of Bligh Street Shared Zone (refer to pilot program available in document library) . Additional funding is required to deliver all projects.

Council is requesting feedback from the community on the temporary closures in Kirribilli that will be funded through the "Streets as Shared Spaces" grant program.

ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION

An online information session was held on Tuesday 15 September 2020. The presentation slides are available from in the document library. Refer to the FAQs for response to the questions asked during the information session.

For further information contact Council’s Project Manager, Diana Mejia on 9936 8100.

Note: Submissions are considered open access information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. In the interests of public transparency, submission in its entirety may be made available via Council’s website. Submitters are encouraged to read Council’s Information Sheet: Making a Submission to Council(External link) prior to making a submission. All feedback received will be considered, however it is not intended to reply to individual respondents.