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April
2016
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02:13
Australia/Melbourne

Keilor Village Concept Plan Finalised

Summary

The design upgrade of Keilor Village has been finalised.

 

Chair of Brimbank Administrators, John Watson said the community has played a vital role in achieving the best possible design outcomes for the concept plan and ultimately, Keilor Village. "The community love the historic, semi-rural look and feel of the village and have expressed how important it was to capture this within the concept plan.

"The final concept plan aspires to maintain and enhance the history and character of the village while creating an attractive and sustainable community to live in," Mr Watson said.

The concept plan emphasises the use of local village materials in the design. The shared path has been revised to two and half metres in width and now has strengthened landscape works and furniture proposed along Arabin Street.


Key Features

  • An upgrade of the main shopping strip with new paving, two large seating hubs, furniture and landscaping
  • A Water Sensitive Urban Design rain garden with a viewing deck linking to the shopping strip and the re-opened heritage stone gates at the entrance to the Keilor Recreation Reserve
  • Traffic modifications with enhanced pedestrian crossings - Bus bay upgrades with better pedestrian connections
  • A shared cycling and walking trail along the length of Keilor Village
  • New feature tree planting at nodes and intersections in line with the heritage planning overlay.

Council believes this plan will increase the liveability, sustainability and "visit-ability" of the Keilor Village Town Centre.


Consultation with Community for a Great Result
Targeted consultation of the draft concept plan took place over eight weeks with Keilor Village Traders, Keilor Historical Society, and Keilor Residents and Ratepayers Association.

Two pop-up consultation events were also held in Keilor Village in February.

The priorities of the concept plan include the main shopping strip in the village, bus bay upgrades and a new shared cycling path that runs along the southern side of the Old Calder Highway.

The preparation of the Draft Concept Plan was guided by the Keilor Village Vision Document.