The Vision for the Beverly Hills Town Centre

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Consultation Period: 28 July to 28 September 2020

Georges River Council is seeking your feedback on the draft Beverly Hills Town Centre Masterplan

The first step towards revitalising this important local centre was hearing the vision of the local residents, business owners, landowners and other important stakeholders. In late 2018, Council commenced the first phase of the Beverly Hills Masterplan and worked with these groups to identify the opportunities and constraints of the centre, and sought feedback on what was valued about Beverly Hills now and what could be seen in the future.

Council has since commenced the second phase of the project, and a draft Masterplan for the centre is being prepared based on the vision for the town centre developed in phase one. Council has completed detailed studies of the area including: economic, demographic, traffic and parking studies. A number of different options were tested with key stakeholders and in workshops with the community. The draft masterplan has been selected, refined further and is now being exhibited for feedback from the community.

The draft Master Plan seeks to revitalise Beverly Hills Town Centre, encourage urban renewal, improve the amenity and quality of the built environment and public domain as well as provide new housing and employment opportunities to support economic revitalisation.

The draft Masterplan establishes 5 concepts for the town centre:

  1. Renewing ‘The Strip’ (King Georges Road B2 – Local Centre zoned land), by encouraging mixed use development and shop top housing, including an expansion of the B2 zone and the creation of a new ‘East Street’.
  2. New opportunities for people to live close to public transport and services with the introduction of medium to high density residential redevelopment.
  3. A New Civic Square for Beverly Hills on the corner of King Georges Road and Frederick Street, including a plaza space that is integrated with a community facility.
  4. New and improved connections to get from place to place including creation of ‘East Street’ and the widening of ‘West Lane’.
  5. New and improved pocket parks including a new neighbourhood park on the corner of Norfolk Avenue and Lee Avenue.

The draft Masterplan outlines implementation options including amendments to planning controls, bonus development incentives, land dedication and land acquisition for the delivery of new public infrastructure.

Exhibition during COVID-19

Georges River Council is committed to following Federal and State Government health advice in regards to social distancing and maintaining community health in order to manage the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

In order to minimise the risk of transmission, Council will not be hosting any in person consultation sessions about the masterplan. However, the plans will be exhibited online and any residents, visitors or businesses interested in leaving their feedback can join a Webinar, take a survey, comment on the five big ideas of the plan or ask a question directly of Council’s strategic planning team.

Have Your Say

Council seeks to continue to work with the community and other important stakeholders to ensure that the draft Masterplan will meet the needs and expectations of local residents, business owners, landowners and other important stakeholders before it is finalised.

You can find out more about the proposal, including a copy of the full plans at Council’s Your Say document library

Joining a webinar where you can hear from Council’s strategic planning team:

  1. Thursday 20th August - 6.30pm
  2. Saturday 22nd August – 10am

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Next Steps

Once the draft masterplan has been exhibited, all submissions will be reviewed and final changes will be made to the plan. After which the final plan will be presented to the Councillors, who will formally consider the final masterplan for adoption.

Consultation Period: 28 July to 28 September 2020

Georges River Council is seeking your feedback on the draft Beverly Hills Town Centre Masterplan

The first step towards revitalising this important local centre was hearing the vision of the local residents, business owners, landowners and other important stakeholders. In late 2018, Council commenced the first phase of the Beverly Hills Masterplan and worked with these groups to identify the opportunities and constraints of the centre, and sought feedback on what was valued about Beverly Hills now and what could be seen in the future.

Council has since commenced the second phase of the project, and a draft Masterplan for the centre is being prepared based on the vision for the town centre developed in phase one. Council has completed detailed studies of the area including: economic, demographic, traffic and parking studies. A number of different options were tested with key stakeholders and in workshops with the community. The draft masterplan has been selected, refined further and is now being exhibited for feedback from the community.

The draft Master Plan seeks to revitalise Beverly Hills Town Centre, encourage urban renewal, improve the amenity and quality of the built environment and public domain as well as provide new housing and employment opportunities to support economic revitalisation.

The draft Masterplan establishes 5 concepts for the town centre:

  1. Renewing ‘The Strip’ (King Georges Road B2 – Local Centre zoned land), by encouraging mixed use development and shop top housing, including an expansion of the B2 zone and the creation of a new ‘East Street’.
  2. New opportunities for people to live close to public transport and services with the introduction of medium to high density residential redevelopment.
  3. A New Civic Square for Beverly Hills on the corner of King Georges Road and Frederick Street, including a plaza space that is integrated with a community facility.
  4. New and improved connections to get from place to place including creation of ‘East Street’ and the widening of ‘West Lane’.
  5. New and improved pocket parks including a new neighbourhood park on the corner of Norfolk Avenue and Lee Avenue.

The draft Masterplan outlines implementation options including amendments to planning controls, bonus development incentives, land dedication and land acquisition for the delivery of new public infrastructure.

Exhibition during COVID-19

Georges River Council is committed to following Federal and State Government health advice in regards to social distancing and maintaining community health in order to manage the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

In order to minimise the risk of transmission, Council will not be hosting any in person consultation sessions about the masterplan. However, the plans will be exhibited online and any residents, visitors or businesses interested in leaving their feedback can join a Webinar, take a survey, comment on the five big ideas of the plan or ask a question directly of Council’s strategic planning team.

Have Your Say

Council seeks to continue to work with the community and other important stakeholders to ensure that the draft Masterplan will meet the needs and expectations of local residents, business owners, landowners and other important stakeholders before it is finalised.

You can find out more about the proposal, including a copy of the full plans at Council’s Your Say document library

Joining a webinar where you can hear from Council’s strategic planning team:

  1. Thursday 20th August - 6.30pm
  2. Saturday 22nd August – 10am

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Next Steps

Once the draft masterplan has been exhibited, all submissions will be reviewed and final changes will be made to the plan. After which the final plan will be presented to the Councillors, who will formally consider the final masterplan for adoption.