To help guide new development and achieve the goals of the Government’s 30 year plan Council needs to change it’s development plan to accommodate the future of Unley Central.
This is something we must do as our development plan is required by law to reflect the strategic planning of the State Government. Noting this, Council’s vision for our city is that we be recognised for our “vibrant community spirit, quality lifestyle choices, business strength and innovative leadership.
To help realise this vision we conducted a study into the potential for higher and denser building forms to achieve new commercial and residential developments in and around the District Centre of Unley.
This plan recognised not just the built form but identified opportunities to improve the public realm and the movement through the area. A copy of this plan is available at www.unley.sa.gov.au/major-projects
We have now engaged a consultant team lead by URPS to provide recommendations on the desired urban design, built form, land use, traffic, transport, and parking to guide the preparation of the planning policy. This is where you come in.
We encourage you to have your say by reviewing the information on the web site or by attending one of our forums as listed below this week. You can then provide your thoughts and suggestions by completing a survey, meeting a member of the consultant team, reviewing the website or by contacting Angela Hazebroek or Michael Arman at URPS on 8333 7999 or [email protected]
The forums are as follows:
at the Unley Library
on Thursday 19 November 2015 between 6.00pm and 8.00pm
on Saturday 21 November between 1.00pm and 3.00pm
at the Unley Shopping Centre
on Thursday 19 November between 3.00pm and 5.00pm
on Saturday 21 November between 10.00am and 12 noon.
This is about the future of Unley Central. If you care about Unley now is the time to contribute. It will be too late under the Minister for Planning’s proposed changes to the Development Act if you wait to respond to development on the block next door to you in 5 years time. Please provide us your views by Friday 4 December, 2015.