Brimbank Council has a vision to improve connections and create a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly “main street” in the Keilor Downs Activity Centre – and we want you to have your say.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice invited community feedback on the Draft Keilor Downs Urban Design Framework 2018, which Council approved for consultation at the October Ordinary Council Meeting.
“Keilor Downs Activity Centre has much to offer – including shopping, leisure and community centres, a playground and skate park – yet many of these wonderful features are disconnected.
“Council’s vision is to improve connections within the Keilor Downs Activity Centre, particularly for people who are on foot or cycling, to help create a popular and inviting neighbourhood activity centre with vibrant streets and public spaces.”
The Draft Framework will establish an integrated design vision for this centre and guide future development in the Keilor Downs Activity Centre, through design principles that provide direction for the future of both public and private land.
It provides guidelines for revitalisation of the centre, and includes concepts for the development of a new north-south “main street”, a restored public plaza and improvements to the surrounding landscape and public realm.
“The Framework calls for high quality cycling and walking connections that will tie into the future Health and Wellbeing Hub on the St Albans Leisure Centre site,” Cr Giudice said.
The Keilor Downs Activity Centre is nominated as a Neighbourhood Activity Centre in Plan
Melbourne, the State Government’s Metropolitan Planning Strategy.
To view the Draft Framework and provide feedback, visit Keilor Downs Urban Design Framework.
Submissions close on Wednesday 14 November 2018.