COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND DESIGN FRAMEWORK
MEETING AND WORKSHOP
Held on Sunday 6th June, 2010 at the Flowerdale Hall, more than 50 people attended the discussion to determine our community’s issues and priorities. The Workshop was attended by many Community members, by Kerry O’Neil and representatives from VBRRA, by representatives from the MSC and DPCD, by Noel Matthews from AECOM and by the Flowerdale Recovery Committee.
WHAT IS THE DESIGN FRAMEWORK?
The Urban Design Framework is designed to develop a long term planning process for the
URBAN DESIGN AND BUSHFIRE RECOVERY
The UDF does not interfere with Bushfire Recovery. Recovery continues and is centered primarily around replacement of lost assets and on post-fire community improvement projects, so it’s great to know that bushfire recovery does not have to wait for the UDF to be finished.
PURPOSE OF SUNDAY’S MEETING
The meeting was held to re-confirm the real issues which people in the
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE
It is interesting that the major issues had not changed since before the fires. In some way, almost all the issues are inter-linked. Here are the major issues which emerged:
came up as a huge issue and covered things such as Community Connectedness, TV, Internet and Phone Reception, mail services, “
including transport services, road & bridge quality, roadside maintenance, bike safety, walking and bike tracks etc was discussed in detail and raised as a very important long term consideration for planning.
Population Growth & Employment
were very high on the priorities list, as they directly impact on the flavour of our community, on our children’s ability to stay in the Flowerdale Valley, and the infrastructure needed to support changing population.
The need for more Public Spaces
was very evident from the feedback and was identified as a serious long term issue for the
including potable water strategies, waste management systems, roadside control, weed management etc was a recurring theme during the meeting.
Two messages came loud and clear from the meeting –
- One was that, for people to have confidence in long term planning, there is a need to see immediate evidence of action relating to “jobs on the books” right now. A clear example of this is the Bike/Walking Track which is a piece of existing infrastructure in desperate need of repair.
- The second message which did resonate strongly was that, while development and population growth are inevitable, the community would like to see growth, infrastructure and employment opportunities linked to the character of the
as it exists now. Flowerdale Valley