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Inverleigh Streetscape Masterplan

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Thank you to all community members who have contributed to the draft Inverleigh Streetscape Masterplan. Over 150 community members participated, and a summary of feedback is provided below.



A Streetscape Masterplan is being developed for Inverleigh which will provide a design concept to guide future development of the Inverleigh Streetscape. The Masterplan seeks to complement the existing character of the town and enhance its attractiveness, accessibility, safety and economic development opportunities. The Streetscape Masterplan will consider the management of existing trees and opportunities for landscaping, footpaths, alfresco areas, water sensitive urban design, traffic and car parking.

View the draft Streetscape Masterplan

An Arborist report is also currently being undertaken provide a second opinion with regard to the trees that are presently marked for removal in the main street. This report will provide recommendations to Council to ensure the long-term health of Inverleigh’s trees and the safety of all community members, and will be used to inform the Streetscape Masterplan.

For more information please read our frequently asked questions. To speak to someone about the Arborist report, please contact Melissa Blyton, Works Engineer on 5220 7111 or

Please note that a Structure Plan for Inverleigh is also currently being developed. The Inverleigh Structure Plan provides a strategic framework to establish the basis for future land use planning decisions for the town. For more information, please see our website, or contact Council's Strategic Planners on 5220 7111.

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

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.

View the full survey results

Conversation posts and written submissions (June 2018)

70 community members provided feedback on the draft Streetscape Masterplan 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 couldn't 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

What Happens Next: 

Community feedback will be used to inform the final Streetscape Masterplan.

The final Streetscape Masterplan will be completed in September 2018. 

If you would like 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: Survey open

June 2018: Survey results analysed and draft Masterplan completed

16 June 2018: Conversation post to review draft Masterplan

23 June 2018: Conversation post to review draft Masterplan

18 - 27 June 2018: draft Masterplan available online for community feedback

September 2018: Final Masterplan presented to Council

Contact Information

Melissa Blyton
Works Engineer
5220 7111
Project Category: 
Roads and Transport
Last Updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018
Project Status: 
Updated Project
Council is developing a Streetscape Masterplan for Inverleigh to guide the future development of the town centre.

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