Inverleigh Streetscape Draft Masterplan
The Inverleigh Streetscape Draft Masterplan is now available for review. All residents are encouraged to have their say on the plan option by 5pm, Monday 25 March.
The Inverleigh Streetscape Draft Masterplan is a beautification and development plan for the busy centre of this growing town. The proposed project includes new trees and plantings, new kerb and channelling to improve drainage, improved car parking for safety, new street furniture, and widening footpaths to provide space for outdoor dining. The Masterplan seeks to complement the existing character of the town and enhance its attractiveness, accessibility, safety and economic development opportunities.
A Structure Plan for Inverleigh is also currently being developed, to provide a strategic framework to establish the basis for future land use planning decisions for the town. For more information, visit the page on the website, or contact Council's Strategic Planners on 5220 7111.
The Inverleigh Streetscape Draft Masterplan is now available for review. Amendments have been made to address concerns from residents and the Inverleigh Progress Association including no change to truck parking. The Draft Masterplan featuring options for one-way and two-way service roads was discussed at Council’s community meeting at the Inverleigh Bowls Club on Monday 25 February. A copy of the transcript from the open question and answer session can be found here. Questions on notice that were unable to be answered due to time constraints on the night, can be found here. Traffic survey data for the Hamilton Highway west of East Street can be found here, while traffic data for the Hamilton Highway between East Street and Cambridge Street can be found here.
At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 26 February, Council approved the following Notice of Motion: “That Council abandon the concept plan option for a one way service road within the Inverleigh Streetscape Masterplan and continue to work with the community on refining the option that retains two way traffic.” Option One of the Inverleigh Streetscape Draft Masterplan has now been set aside with community engagement focused on Option Two featuring the current two-way service roads system and beautification works including tree plantings, street furniture, and kerb and channelling.
All residents and interested community members are encouraged to have their say by detailing their thoughts and ideas on the plan option postcards available at several business and community locations in Inverleigh, or click on the button below to complete a survey on the Draft Masterplan. All feedback received by 5pm, Monday 25 March will be considered and incorporated into the development of the Inverleigh Streetscape Draft Masterplan. Council will discuss the Draft Masterplan at its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 28 May.
Previous Community Engagement
Community Survey (May 2018)
81 community members completed a survey to provide feedback on what they liked about the Inverleigh Streetscape and to identify opportunities for its enhancement. The survey was available online and also in hard copy at the Inverleigh Post Office and at Council's Customer Service Centre.
Summary of survey results:
- Community members particularly like the green and leafy landscape, the small country town feel and the wide roads
- Most residents would like to see more landscaping, improved drainage, and a unique town entrance sign
- When asked what they value most about the trees along High Street, most respondents liked the greening of the streetscape, the significant height, and the shade and shelter that the trees provide.
Conversation posts and written submissions (June 2018)
70 community members provided feedback on the draft Streetscape Master Plan directly with Council Officers and consultants at two pop-up conversation posts in the Inverleigh town centre (16 June), and at the Inverleigh Recreation Reserve (23 June). Six community members who were unable to attend the conversation posts provided written feedback via email or the online feedback form.
Summary of community feedback:
- Community members would like to see improved drainage whilst keeping verges in the service roads
- Mixed responses with regard to the one way service roads
- Varied views on the trees, ranging from some removing the avenue trees and replacing them with gums, elms or other deciduous trees.
What Happens Next
Community feedback received by 5pm, Monday 25 March will be considered and incorporated into the development of the Inverleigh Streetscape Draft Masterplan. Council will discuss the Draft Masterplan at its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 28 May.
To stay informed about this project, please visit this page for updates or sign up to the Community Engagement Register.
23 May – 8 June 2018: Community Survey conducted
June 2018: Survey results analysed and initial Draft Masterplan completed
16 and 23 June 2018: Conversation posts to review initial Draft Masterplan
18 - 27 June 2018: Initial Draft Masterplan available online for community feedback
November 2018: Draft Masterplan presented to Council. Council decided to defer consideration to its January meeting.
December 2018: Councillors and Council Officers met with residents and members of the Inverleigh Progress Association.
January 2019: Council representatives met with Regional Roads Victoria and traffic management consultants.
22 January 2019: Council decided to defer consideration to the Draft Masterplan to its 28 May meeting, in favour of further community consultation.
25 February 2019: Community Meeting from 6:30pm at Inverleigh Bowls Club.
To 5pm, Monday 25 March 2019: Community feedback welcome on updated Draft Master Plan
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