Community input drives draft CBD urban design plan

Broken Hill City Council will host a community workshop on Thursday November 13 to outline the draft CBD urban plan that is currently on public exhibition.

Urban Designers Allen Jack+ Cottier (AJ+C) in collaboration with Government Architects Office and Electrolight have developed the draft plan following considerable public consultation in September this year.

Council General Manager Therese Manns said the workshop was open for the community, business sector and general interest groups to participate.

“The plan has been guided by the community as well as the guidelines to support our funding application for future Resources for Regions funding or similar grant applications,” Ms Manns said.

“It is important that our community keeps its involvement in the project. We have enjoyed the interaction and the different ideas coming forward. With a consolidated plan, we can now work to finalising a CBD design that can be made “shovel ready” and provide a great advantage to Council when it comes to new grant funding opportunities.

“The draft plan certainly suggests a number of concepts that will stand out Broken Hill as a unique place to visit as well as telling a story of our strong and proud history in nation building.

That is important as doubling tourism by 2020 is one of our key objectives for the design plan.”

Details of the plan are available on Council’s website at www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au under the featured programs section on the home page. Copies of the document can be viewed at the Council Administration Office in Blende Street, Broken Hill Visitor Information Centre, the Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Broken Hill Library.

What: Community Workshop Draft Urban Design Plan
Where: Broken Hill Musicians Club, Crystal Street
When: Thursday 13 November
Time: 5.30pm
RSVP: Project Officer Mel Scott on 8080 3395 or Melissa.scott@brokenhill.nsw.gov.au, by Monday 10 November 2014.

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