BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

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OF 14 December 2017

8.    Mayoral Minute

8.2     Railway Square Landscape Concept and Design

Attachment 1... RAILWAY SQUARE LANDSCAPE CONCEPT PLAN 171206 email..... 4

 

11.  Submissions and Grants

11.1   Byron Shire Council Submissions and Grants as at 22 November 2017

Attachment 1... November 2017 Grants Report............................................................... 54       

 

13.  Staff Reports  

Sustainable Environment and Economy

13.4   Update on the CZMP for the Eastern Precincts of the Byron Bay Embayment and other coastal projects

Attachment 1... Email to Council from the Ministers Office on the CZMP BBE clarifying letter E2017/93290............................................................................................ 56

13.5   PLANNING - S96 10.2016.551.2 S96 for Design Amendments to Dwelling House at 70 Kingsley Street Byron Bay

Attachment 1... Proposed plans S96 10.2016.551.2 - prepared by Prestige Properties Design & Construction............................................................................................. 58

Attachment 2... proposed conditions 10.2016.551.2 - 70 Kingsley Street Byron Bay...... 61

13.6   Bangalow Village Plan and Our Mullumbimby Masterplan - summary of process outcomes to date

Attachment 1... Summary of outcomes - Guidance Group workshop process Apr-Nov 2017 - Bangalow Village Plan............................................................................. 69

Attachment 2... Summary of outcomes - Guidance Group workshop process Apr-Nov 2017 - Our Mullumbimby Masterplan...................................................................... 123

13.7   PLANNING - 26.2016.6.1 - Planning Proposal - The Farm - Additional Permitted Uses

Attachment 1... Draft Planning Proposal The Farm, Pre Gateway Version #1.............. 164

13.9   Broken Head Reserve and Seven Mile Beach Road Management Issues

Attachment 1... Various Letters of Support..................................................................... 188

13.10 Approval to Operate a Caravan and Camping Ground application under section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Regulations 2005 for Ferry Reserve Holiday Park

Attachment 1... Site particulars - Approval to Operate a Caravan & Camping Ground. 199

Attachment 2... Community Plan.................................................................................... 203

Attachment 3... Proposed Concept Plan - Ferry Reserve Holiday Park........................ 205

Attachment 4... Staff Compliance Assessment Report.................................................. 206

Attachment 5... Schedule of Compliance Works and Activities..................................... 215

13.12 Approval to Operate application under section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Regulations 2005 for Massy Greene Holiday Park

Attachment 1... Site particulars - Approval to Operate a Caravan & Camping Ground. 216

Attachment 2... Community Plan.................................................................................... 220

Attachment 3... Proposed Concept - Plan Massy Green Holiday Park.......................... 222

Attachment 4... Staff Compliance Assessment Report.................................................. 223

Attachment 5... Schedule of Compliance Works and Activities..................................... 233

13.13 PLANNING - S96 10.2013.577.3 Minor Alterations and Additions to Men's Shed at 26 Station Street Bangalow

Attachment 1... Attachment 1 Development Plans ........................................................ 234

Attachment 2... Attachment 2  Proposed Modified Conditions of Consent 10.2013.577.3 237

Infrastructure Services

13.14 Byron Bay Pay Parking Time Limit Review

Attachment 1... Submissions to Byron Bay Time Limit Review..................................... 238

Attachment 2... Online Survey Results for Byron Bay Time Limit Review.................... 240

Attachment 3... Report to Council - Byron Bay Pay Parking Time Limits Review......... 248

13.15 Council's Capacity to Influence a Plastic Free Byron

Attachment 1... Letter to relevant ministers lobbying for NSW state ban of single use plastic bags............................................................................................................... 255

13.17 Byron Properties Redevelopment Expression of Interest

Attachment 1... Byron Properties EOI - Updated Section 1 Vision, purpose aims and objectives following 9 november SPW................................................................... 257

Attachment 2... Final Probity Management Plan_Byron Shire Council_Byron Properties Redevelopment_031117 O'Connor Marsden and Associates 3 November 2017 261

13.18 Byron Bay town centre bypass implementation

Attachment 1... Byron town centre bypass - implementation options............................. 293

13.19 Traffic Signals in Byron Shire Council Area

Attachment 1... QTT17012 Desktop Review of MR545 Traffic Studies for Byron Shire Council (Final)..................................................................................................... 294

Attachment 2... QTT17012 - West Byron Report - Independent Review (101117)........ 313

Attachment 3... Austroads Guide TM06-13 Intersections, Interchanges and Crossings 318           

14.  Reports of Committees  

Corporate and Community Services

14.1   Report of the Finance Advisory Committee Meeting held on 16 November 2017

Attachment 1... Minutes 16/11/2017 Finance Advisory Committee............................... 520  

Infrastructure Services

14.2   Report of the Transport and Infrastructure Advisory Committee Meeting held on 16 November 2017

Attachment 1... Minutes 16/11/2017 Transport and Infrastructure Advisory Committee 525       


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Mayoral Minute                                                                                                                              8.2 - Attachment 1

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Submissions and Grants                                                                                                             11.1 - Attachment 1

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Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy              13.4 - Attachment 1

From: Ministerial Correspondence Mailbox <Ministerial.Correspondence@environment.nsw.gov.au>
Date: 27 October 2017 at 11:04:06 AEDT
To: "
Shannon.burt@byron.nsw.gov.au" <Shannon.burt@byron.nsw.gov.au>
Subject: A reply to your correspondence to the Minister for the Environment – MD17/3635

Dear Ms Burt

 

I refer to your letter to the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Gabrielle Upton MP about the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Byron Bay Embayment. Your email was referred to the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and I have been asked to reply.

 

The NSW Government acknowledges the substantial efforts of council in recent years towards preparation of a CZMP for the internationally recognised Byron Bay coastline. We also acknowledge this has been a difficult undertaking to-date. 

 

Ministerial Direction

In October 2011 council were issued with a Ministerial Direction under section 55B of the Coastal Protection Act, 1979 (the ‘CP Act’) to submit a draft coastal zone management plan for the Byron Bay coastline in accordance with the requirements of Part 4A of the Act.

 

Following council’s submission of the CZMP on 30 June 2016, the previous Minister for Planning Hon. Rob Stokes MP referred the plan to the NSW Coastal Panel on the 21 July 2016 for advice. The Panel replied to the Minister outlining that, in their opinion, key elements of the CZMP dealing with hazard management along Belongil Spit do not meet legislative requirements. The Panel recommended that the Minister not certify the CZMP accordingly.    

 

In her correspondence to council dated 28 August 2017, the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP identified where the CZMP does not meet the relevant requirements of Part 4A of the CP Act. As the plan does not meet the requirements of the Act, I can confirm that council has not yet satisfied the Ministerial Direction of 2011.

 

CZMP for Main Beach to Cape Byron

Your interpretation of the Ministers invitation is correct – i.e. to re-submit for certification a CZMP which excludes the Belongil Spit precinct, after addressing the comments of the Panel at dot points 1, 2 and 5. I expect this outcome should be achievable within six months of the repeal date of the CP Act, which is expected in the coming months. I understand you have had recent discussions with OEH officers in this regard, and this timeframe accords with that outlined in your letter.

 

Coastal Management Program (CMP) for Belongil Beach

Should council wish to pursue the option of splitting the current CZMP, as offered by Minister Upton in her correspondence of August 2017, I agree that it is unlikely council would be able to finalise and certify a CZMP for the Belongil Spit precinct within six months of repeal of the CP Act. 

 

Planning a response to the complex coastal zone management issues at Belongil Beach in consultation with the community and agencies is likely to take longer that the transitional period afforded under the new CM Act. Your request for an 18-month timeframe to submit a CZMP for Belongil Spit cannot be supported, as there is no scope to extend this transitional timeframe.

 

I urge council to begin working on a CMP for the Belongil Beach precinct under the new CM Act, as this will enable council more time to formulate and consult on a CMP for the precinct.

 

Alternative - CMP for Byron Bay Embayment

Should council wish to address the entire Byron Bay embayment in a single plan, I recommend council prepare a CMP for the Byron Bay embayment under the new CM Act, rather than continue work on the CZMP.  Your request for an 18-month timeframe to submit a CZMP for the embayment cannot be supported, as there is no scope to extend the transitional timeframe.

 

 

Further information about the NSW Coastal Reforms can be found at http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/coasts/coastreforms.htm.

 

If you have any further questions about this issue, please contact Toong Chin, Senior Team Leader, Water Floodplains and Coast, Regional Operations on  8289 6312 or at toong.chin@environment.nsw.gov.au.

 

 

Gabrielle Pietrini

Director North East Branch

Regional Operations

 


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Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.5 - Attachment 1

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Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary workshop process outcomes

 Bangalow Village Plan Guidance Group

April – November 2017


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Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1

 

PRECINCTS 1 - 10

Overall Map

 


Bangalow Village Overall

Black text – from previous Guidance Group workshops

Maroon text - from Guidance Group Precincts Workshop

Green text - from Land Owners workshop

 

Existing values and functions to protect

Issues

Future directions

Actions/opportunities

Heritage

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·        Historical society not consulted on DAs within conservation areas

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·        Development applications for modifications to  heritage buildings – Council staff (Heritage Advisor) to consult with Bangalow Historical Society who have photo records of buildings etcetera.

·        Design a heritage walk/cycling trail around the village with signage, map, app.

Built Form

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·        Need tighter controls to stop inappropriate modifications to heritage buildings.

·        Shop signage not in keeping with heritage conservation and village character. Signage at Foodworks is an example of inappropriate signage in the Heritage Conservation Area.

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·           Prepare built form character guidelines in the DCP – in particular for different character precincts within the CBD and heritage character areas to guide building and streetscape character and integration of new developments.

·           DCP to articulate that heritage buildings to be conserved as close as possible to their original form including paint colours. New additions to be separate and not dominate the original item. These can be contemporary in design but should complement the original item.

·           Introduce a pre-lodgement workshop process for key development or sites which have the potential to significantly  impact public amenity whereby a pre-lodgement workshop can be facilitated including:

o   Developer

o   Developers designers

o   Council DA and design staff

o   Independent designer/s

o   Community representatives /stakeholders (this could be a few members from a place Guidance Group and/or a number of random community members from that town).

·           Council to establish an Expert Design Panel (of architects and urban design professionals) who can have input into the assessment of major development applications for Bangalow, prior  to DA lodgement (including smaller developments located on key sites within the village).

·           Council to include a flexibility clause in its LEP to enable major DAs  to be referred to the Expert Design Panel  for merit based assessment to allow innovations in design which may not comply with existing  development controls.

·           Council to liaise with NSW Dept Planning to review development controls  which are preventing:

o    alterations to internally divide heritage buildings to create smaller shops

o    residential uses being located other than above a shop in mixed use developments.

o    Eco-tourism and wellness retreats (eg yoga,  meditation retreats) on rural properties

·           Byron young Innovators - Develop incubator and hub for young people to encourage entrepreneurship in the shire

·           Review development controls for shop signage, so signage is more sensitive to the heritage character.

 

Access & Movement

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·        Lismore-Granuaille Rd is a highway within a small village – a main road trying to also be a local street - which creates conflicts. The RMS road is a barrier to pedestrian movement in the village.

·        Concern that many cars do not give way at the Lismore-Granuaille Rd roundabout and the roundabout is unsafe for pedestrians.

·        Need formalised pedestrian crossing points on Lismore-Granuaille Rd to improve pedestrian connectivity and movement within the village (especially near Readings store and Leslie St).

·        Traffic speeds on Lismore Rd near Rifle Range Rd and the industrial estate are too high and need review.

·        Improve walking and cycling opportunities in the village especially the links to the town centre and school. Enabling children to move about independently will significantly reduce the number of car movements in the village.

·        Promote a healthy community by designing in circuits for recreational walking/ cycling.

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·        Council to liaise with RMS to improve the amenity and pedestrian friendliness of Lismore-Granuaille Road. The road is currently a major barrier to pedestrian movement within the village.

·        Community would like to see road edge and landscaping treatments (not just signs signalling traffic to slow down – actual physical changes) from Readings Store to the Service station (on Granuaille Rd).  This is needed to create a sense of enclosure and arrival in the village; to slow vehicles down and improve pedestrian safety and amenity. Install pedestrian crossing treatments to enable pedestrians to safely cross the roads in this central area (especially near Readings store, the roundabout and Leslie St).

·        Encourage large trucks to travel on Bruxner highway by placing a 15 tonne limit on Lismore-Bangalow Rd. Liaise with RMS about this.

·        Prepare an accessible walk/cycle pathway network plan for the village to link residential areas to the town centre, school and community facilities. Design in circuits for recreational walking and cycling to promote community health. Provide shaded seating, bubblers, bins and artwork along the pathway network.

·        Install shared pedestrian/ cycle path in Rail Corridor extending from the Industrial Estate in the west to the Sportsfields in the east. Plan to include night lighting for safety and to maximise useability.

·        Install walk/cycle bridge/s over Byron Creek to link the Showground to the sportsfields and improve connectivity within the village.

·        Encourage people to ‘park & stride’ into town by providing long term parking areas on the periphery of the town centre. Investigate the feasibility of the identified peripheral carparking areas.

·        Link all peripheral carparking areas with attractive shaded pathways to the town centre.

·        Upgrade laneway links in the locations identified. Where laneways are on private property Council to liaise with property owners to facilitate community access and upgrading.

·        Review speed zones on Granuaille - Lismore Road. Extend the 60km/hr zone to western side of the industrial estate.

·        Review and relocate bus stops from Memorial Park, Choux Bakery, Red Ginger. Potential new locations in front of the school and in Deacon St. Need a safe all-weather school bus stop at junction of Lismore Rd/ Rifle Range Rd.

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Housing

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·        Ensure forms of diverse housing do not ruin the heritage character.

·        Dwellings (in particular secondary dwellings) are being permanently holiday let or reserved for holiday letting. This is taking away from the permanent housing stock of a much needed smaller housing form that has great demand in Mullumbimby and the shire.

 

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·        Caravan Parks

·        Introduce a policy that prohibits holiday letting of secondary dwellings.

 

Public Domain (Parks, open spaces)

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·        Activate the rail corridor for community use

·        Need at least one park in the village with good children’s play facilities, BBQs and toilets where locals can hold children’s birthday parties and family gatherings. Potential locations:

o   Charlotte St park

o   Bangalow Parklands

o   Rail Corridor

o   Steep park in Rankin Dr

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·        New premier parklands in the Rail Corridor with heritage station building restored and repurposed.  Park to reflect Bangalow’s industrial heritage - of the railway sidings, timber yards and dairying.

·        Primary school would like an Indigenous Interpretive Trail,  Bush Tucker garden or similar to teach children about Aboriginal culture and to visit during NAIDOC week. Council to liaise with indigenous representatives and the school to identify suitable location. Bangalow Parklands is suggested.

·        Identify best location for a Community Garden. Potential locations to be investigated:

o   Rail Corridor

o   Showground

o   Bangalow Parklands

o   Catholic Church land

 

Public Domain (Streetscape)

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·        Beautify the town entry points.

·        Program for improved main street maintenance by Council.

·        Water stations and end of trip facilities (showers, lockers, bike racks) for people cycling and walking around the town

·        Village street tree planting program.

·        Design a suite of way-finding signage for the village showing the walk/cycle pathway network and other features. Include indigenous interpretation eg. place naming.

·        Engage consultants (Urban Designers & Landscape Architects ) to prepare integrated designs for:

®        Rail Corridor Park

®        Byron and Station St streetscape upgrades

®        new public space in front of the A&I Hall

®        concept for mixed use development on private property within “The Triangle”

 

Natural Environment

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·        Green corridors strategy for Bangalow – to identify priority areas for revegetation/rehabilitation of native vegetation for biodiversity outcomes (including riparian corridors and koala conservation).

·        Continue revegetation of Byron Creek corridor and tributaries.

·        Council to prepare ‘Water Sensitive Urban Design Guidelines’ to ensure new developments in Bangalow, including Council projects, manage stormwater in a sustainable way and maintain the character of streets and laneways in Heritage Conservation Areas.

Culture (Public Art)

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·        Incorporate sculpture/ artworks along village pathway network as destination points, points of interest.

·        Process needed for community /Council to screen art where art on private property is very visible in a public place. To ensure the art fits in with the character of the area

Culture (Events)

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·        Pop up food tents and businesses are not seen as fair for the permanent businesses in the town – much lower fees and taking away business.

·        Many people wanting to do events the week they call Council without realising the process that’s involved. More lead up time required.

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·        Invite local businesses first to participate in any proposed pop-up shop, market or temporary/trial events

Culture (Heritage)

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·        Consult with indigenous leaders about opportunities for interpretive material, artwork, or other expression of Aboriginal cultural heritage and values in the public domain.

Community

·        High entrepreneurship in the shire

·        High rate of volunteering

·        Quite high SEIFA (Socio-economic index) for Bangalow – 2nd highest after Ewingsdale.

·        Real need for more childcare – esp. kids from 0-2 – more preschool places needed – long day-care

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·        More childcare services required. Proposed new centre in Byron St east near Bowling Club.

·        Provide more facilities for youth (teenagers):

o   Build the swimming pool

o   Program of events at the skatepark (music, skate comps)

o   New youth hang out space in the Showground

·        Love Byron Halls initiative – use halls to recreate interact and build community bonds

·        Build the swimming pool

·        Guidance Group to be consulted every year on Council Hall/Venue rental fees

 

Sustainability

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·        Improve pedestrian and cycle connectivity throughout village

·        Organics management and utilisation of waste

·        Water sensitive urban design for all CBD streetscape upgrades and new carparking areas.

·        Community ownership of renewable energy

·        Retrofitting and sustainable design

·        Encourage holistic agricultural practices

 

 

·        More cycling infrastructure

·        Better public/shared transport. Create public transport option from surrounding rural areas into town

·        Recycling bins to replace existing rubbish bins in the town centre.

·        Encourage/ cater for electric vehicles. Identify best location for an electric vehicle charging station in town. Heritage House could be a possible location.

·        Water sensitive urban design for all CBD streetscape upgrades and new peripheral carparking areas.

 

Sustainability (transport)

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·        Very little traffic calming

·        Heavy reliance on private vehicle

·        Light rail/solar train to bring people from Byron To Bangalow particularly on event days – reduction of car trips to Bangalow. Could still fit cycle paths next to this.

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·        Make footpaths user friendly, comfortable (shady) and interesting to encourage people to walk.

·        Car-pooling points

·        Council’s Feasibility study for light rail and mixed uses in the rail corridor

Sustainability (Energy)

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·        Reduce emissions to zero

·        To be energy efficient

·        Encourage solar panels

·        Incentive to install solar panels

·        Advanced battery storage

 

Sustainability (Land Use)

·        Useful primary agriculture land to preserve and enhance

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·        Utilising valuable agriculture land for market gardens

·        Preventing urban sprawl

·        No rezoning of prime agriculture land

·        Preserve rainforest where it exists

Sustainability (Built environment)

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·        Lighting panel that don’t detract from heritage building

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·        Connection of footpaths to reduce car trips

·        Raising awareness of sustainable building materials and how to build with them

·        Showcase of heritage houses where heritage has been preserved but sustainable additions have been added.

·        Buildings built to the right aspect for our climates

Sustainability (Waste)

·        We emit relatively lower CO2 than rest of Aus.

·        STW – bamboo planted there was meant to be managed.

·        Encourage composting

·        Plastic Bag free Bangalow

·        Shared commercial/restaurant compost waste

·        Donation of leftover food to homeless

·        All cafes to have BYO cups

·        Waste management strategy for no waste events.

·        Education on waste management starting with schools

·        Waste free main street

·        Bamboo grown at STP can be used for building

·        Heritage style recycled rubbish bins added

·        Reuse of sewerage sludge

·        Re-promote annual kerbside pickup

·        Weekly fixing shop at the Men’s Shed

Economy

·        Amenity & heritage buildings in town centre are key economic drivers

·        Agriculture –business

·        Good at growing micro and start-up businesses into bigger businesses

·        Growth of 18.6% of new businesses – small – number 4 in NSW in small/micro businesses.

·        Increases in 25-35 year old young families.

·        Lots of home based creative sector businesses

·        Overwhelm of tourists in Bangalow from survey, but GG feel it’s at a good level. Lots of local events mean local people and regional

·        Specialist crops in this region

·        Services and trades currently in centre of town and industrial estate

·        Ecologically sustainable construction businesses.

·        Data needed to help support decision making

·        Documents become out of date once new data is available so our plans and strategies need to be agile and adaptable

·        Rural bangalow residents that live in Ballina shire are not included when collecting data around Bangalow.

·        May not be capturing all of the businesses that work from here but are registered in other (city) places.

·        Isolation of small and home businesses. Need support and infrastructure (NBN)

·        Affordability of housing, goods and services.

·        Visitor cars are taking up main street parking and not necessarily spending as much.

·        Land use conflict with agriculture

·        Surrounded by agriculture land so there is restriction of growth

·        Transport barrier due to trucks having to get through the main street of town

·        Construction industry fickle due to ebbs and flows in market. – usually young families who leave when there is no work.

·        Needs of the small and micro business

·        Affordable studio space and collaboration spaces –

·        Clean green farming image

·        STP – opportunity for environmental industries (bamboo harvesting) – sludge and water usage

·        Camphor laurel harvesting industry

 

·        PEDESTRIAN AMENITY – is a key driver of Bangalow’s economy. Important to conserve and enhance it.

·        Guidance Group and community consultation – use GG to help with finding out who to engage.

·        Professionally fitted out flexible spaces for home based business sector to use and collaborate

·        Roadside stall in front of all rural properties

·        Shared work hubs and incubators

·        Bamboo farm at STP – opportunity to harvest and create a business

·        Eco-tourism on rural properties and small agricultural businesses.

·        Byron young Innovators- Develop incubator and hub for young people to encourage entrepreneurship in the shire

Land Uses

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·        Increase in unoccupied dwellings in Bangalow between 2011 and 2016 census

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·        Consultation with the community regarding the Preliminary Draft Residential Strategy to generate a structure plan with an integrated design based on:

o   improving housing diversity and affordability

o   environmental enhancement/biodiversity

o   complementing the heritage character of Bangalow

·        providing for community uses- possible relocation of the primary school

 

 

PRECINCT 1

Bangalow Precinct 1 – Showground + Sportsfields + Rail Corridor (east) + A&I Hall

 

 

 


 

 

Bangalow Precinct 1 – Showground + Sportsfields + Rail Corridor (east) + A&I Hall

Maroon text - from Guidance Group ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing values and functions to protect

Issues

Future directions

Actions/opportunities

Heritage

SHOWGROUND

·        Key heritage site for the region

·        Within the Bangalow Heritage Conservation Area

 

SPORTSFIELDS

Bowling Club building a retro 60s gem; functions very well. Highly used

 

SHOWGROUND

·        Conserve the existing values, functions and uses.

·        If it ain’t broke; don’t fix it! People like it how it is.

SHOWGROUND

·        Keep the sanctuary of the Showgrounds

·        Seek heritage listing for Showgrounds

Built Form

SHOWGROUND

·        Traditional showground sheds, buildings

 

SHOWGROUND

·        Conserve the existing showground sheds, buildings

·        The heritage Showgrounds and CBD buildings are the quintessential character elements for the village.

Access & Movement

SHOWGROUND

·        Pedestrian thoroughfare- link between residential areas north of rail corridor to town centre and school

·        Fantastic highly valued pedestrian environment.

·        Safe for walking, cycling

·        Children walk to school; safe environment, few cars

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Existing path for recreational walking/ cycling – highly used

SHOWGROUND

·        Byron Creek a barrier to pedestrian movement – need a bridge + pathway links

·        Improve off-road connections for young children walking/ cycling to Bangalow Public School, especially from eastern residential areas (Clover Hill estate)

·        Cars on internal Showground roads conflict with pedestrians  - School kiss’n’drop, cars associated with events

·        Carparking reduces amenity and impacts heritage trees by compacting soil in rootzone.

·        Closed front gates – not clear to visitors if pedestrian access is allowed or not.

 

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Pathway to nowhere

·        Carparking – potential conflicts with high numbers of  pedestrian at busy times

SHOWGROUND

·        Investigate suitable locations to install pedestrian bridge/s over Byron Creek to link sportsfields to showground. This would:

®        improve safety for young children walking/ cycling to Bangalow Public School, especially from houses in east (Clover Hill)

®        extend opportunities for recreational walking/ cycling

®        reduce car trips into school/ town

·        Conserve the pedestrian priority and experience– Showground is and always should be a pedestrian prioritised zone

·        No carparking (for CBD) in the Showground

·        Minimise car movements up Station Street to Showground.

·        Define a “Pedestrian Conservation Area” in the centre of the village. Develop design principles for future development within this zone to conserve/enhance the pedestrian priority, safety and experience.

·        Investigate options to ensure pedestrian safety in this precinct during events in the Showground and A&I Hall.

·        Improve legibility, way-finding, and safety for pedestrians and cyclists moving within and through the Showgrounds (including school children and tourists).

 

 

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Extend the opportunities for walking/ cycling by linking the existing path to the Showgrounds, town centre, school

 

 

 

OVERALL

·        Link Rankin Drive (east) to the  Sportsfields + Bowlo + Clover Hill Estate

·        Provide circuits for recreational walking and cycling, to support resident’s health

·        Improve the pathway network to encourage safe walking/ cycling within the village

·        Link the Showground to the Sportsfields - Three potential bridge locations were proposed and considered. See Evaluation Table (attached at the end of this document).

 

 

SHOWGROUND

·        Install walk/cycle bridges across Byron Creek to link the Showground to the Sportsfields. Three potential locations were identified - see Evaluation Table attached at the end of this Table. From this evaluation Council Staff recommend two bridges – Options 2 and 3, as Option 1 does not give any appreciable benefit in terms of improving north-south pedestrian connectivity in the village.

·        Design a pathway system within the Showground that will not interfere with events, markets and provides most direct routes to connect the village.

·        Design a suite of way-finding signage showing the pathway network.

·        Design a heritage trail through the Showground for tourists with map and/or online app showing paths and other features eg heritage buildings and structures, significant trees, old rail tunnel.

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Link sportsfields to Showground via bridges over creek (walking/ cycling)

·        Formalise carparking to improve safety

·        Install two pedestrian crossings on Byron Street (east) near (1) junction of Blackwood Crescent and (2) Feros Care.

·        Night-lighting of paths so locals can walk to Bowlo

·        Potential parking in the sportsfields for major events in the Showground

RAIL CORRIDOR

·        Install shared pedestrian/ cycle path in Rail Corridor (extending from the Industrial Estate in the west to the Sportsfields in the east)

OVERALL

·        Prepare a walk/cycle pathway network plan for the precinct which includes:

o   Opening the Showground gates to pedestrians and cyclists (not cars/ trucks) by installing removable bollards at the front gates

o   Installing gates in the perimeter fence around the Showgrounds to enable pedestrian/ cycle access from the rail corridor at strategic locations

o   Pathway links to the school and new bridge over Byron Creek

o   installing shade trees along the pathway network

·        Investigate feasibility of potential peripheral carparking areas in the following locations:

o   in the rail corridor behind the A&I Hall, with access via Leslie St

o   in Ballina St on Council owned land opposite Feros Care

 

Housing

SHOWGROUND

·        Existing occasional use as a caravan park for insured clubs

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Opportunity for higher density living along Byron St directly adjoining parklands

 

Public Domain (Parks, open spaces)

SHOWGROUND

·        Iconic public space.

·        Represents the agricultural heritage of the village

·        Quintessential character element – contributes to the green, rural feel and natural character of the village.

·        Greenspace in the centre of the village - highly valued by the community.

·        Contact with nature; mental health and well-being; breathing space close to homes

·        Green rural vistas - houses overlook it; green backdrop to Station St

·        Supports existing agricultural activities and lifestyle pursuits (eg pony club, horse-riding)

·        Safe place for children to play and explore.

·        Dog walking

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Highly valued central greenspace within the village; connected to Showground

·        Visual relief, mountain views, space – get outdoors, fresh air

·        Tranquility, beauty, contact with nature, health, mental health and well-being, breathing space close to homes

·        Social interaction

·        All ages use it

·        Formal sport

·        Licensed club – Bowlo; popular meeting place for families with young children; open fire part of the nature-based, rural village experience;

·        Exercise/ Informal recreation – walking, dog-walking, family bike-riding;

·        Well used

·        Skatepark – youth meeting place

Contributes to the green, rural feel of the village

SHOWGROUND

·        Under pressure to redevelop

·        It ain’t broke!

·        No access across creek

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Not enough shade in sports fields

·        May need expanding in the future

·        Needs toilets

·        Broken causeway

·        Lighting to perimeter path

·        Continue revegetation of creek

 

SHOWGROUND

·        Improve facilities for CBD workers who use the Showground at lunchtime

·        Rec Needs Study identifies demand for BBQ/ picnic  facilities, firepits in natural areas (requires car access)

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Conserve the natural values; informality; don’t over-develop

 

SHOWGROUND

·        Open the front gates to allow pedestrian access only; no cars/trucks.

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Plant shade trees

·        Install public toilets

·        Provide shaded seating, bubblers, bins along walking paths

·        Continue revegetation of creek

 

Public Domain (Streetscape)

 

SHOWGROUND

·        Poor interface with Station St and town centre generally

·        Existing Scout Hall located close to southern boundary blocks potential pedestrian access and movement along the boundary/ edge to the commercial centre

SHOWGROUND

·        Opportunity to improve legibility, safety and pedestrian movement at inter-face between Showground and Bangalow Public School.

·        Opportunity to improve inter-face between Showground and the public domain in Station Street (and private property at 9 Station St)

 

A&I Hall

·        Upgrade landscaping and better integrate the A&I Hall with its landscape setting. It can now open up to the Rail Corridor as well as Station Street. Remove the fences and barriers to movement and connect it in to the public realm. Provide outdoor gathering spaces/ spill out spaces directly adjoining the hall.

RAIL CORRIDOR - Link to School

·        Create a clear contiguous walk/cycle pathway from Rail Corridor to the School (back and/or side gate/s)

·        Allow pedestrian/ cycle access from the rail corridor pathway around the rear of the hall. This provides the most direct route through the Showground to the school and the proposed new bridge over the creek (bridge option 2).

·        Provide shaded seating and water bubblers along walking paths, trails

PRECINCT OVERALL

·        Tree planting and landscaping program to:

o   Install shade trees in the Sportsfields

o   Remove and replace Camphor Laurels in the Showground

o   Install street trees in Byron Street and Station Street

·        Enhance the eastern entry to the town from the old highway by landscaping the roundabout and planting street trees on both sides of Byron St

 

 

Natural Environment

SHOWGROUND

·        Biodiversity – vegetation buffer to Byron Creek; native birds, animals

·        Heritage Trees (large mature Camphor Laurels and others)

·        Drainage area/ Flood prone lands

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Biodiversity – Native veg along Byron Creek; corridor for native birds/ animals

Drainage area; flood prone land

SHOWGROUND

·        Some heritage plants are environmental weeds

·        Constraint - Flood prone lands; drainage

 

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Need pedestrian links to Showground

·        Drainage area; flood prone land

No shade to perimeter path

SHOWGROUND

·        Conserve and enhance native vegetation along Byron Creek

·        Conserve large heritage trees and other heritage plantings. s355 Committtee have already engaged Arboriculturist for advice

·        Opportunity for informal recreation - A place to have a fire (in a firepit) and watch the stars

 

SHOWGROUND

·        Continue bush regeneration along Byron Creek

·        Develop a program of tree replacement for mature  trees in the Showground (esp Camphor Laurels)

·        Install firepits, bbqs, seating, pinic tables (where these won’t interfere with show activities)

Community Facilities

SHOWGROUND

·        Protect the existing community halls and function rooms

·        Important to protect/ manage pricing for hall hire so local community groups can afford to use the local facilities.

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Bowlo is a hub for socialising in Bangalow; an important site.  It is a community- owned facility.

Youth space - skatepark

SHOWGROUND

·        Showground used for carparking for events at A&I Hall

 

SPORTSFIELDS

Lack of youth facilities in the village - Skatepark is the only youth space

SHOWGROUND

·        Opportunity for camping in Showground? Existing caravan clubs with appropriate insurance already use it.

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Better recognition of the Bowlo as a key site for social interaction in the village. Consult with Bowlo Manager to identify functional issues/ opportunities for improvement.

Enhance/ add to existing youth space (or create additional facilities in other locations)

SHOWGROUND

·        Investigate camping

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Improve pedestrian connections to the Bowlo with lighting

·        Build the swimming pool:

Options - get s94 contributions from developers of new housing; pool constructed as part of a master-planned community; or a  privately owned facility

 

 

Culture (Public Art)

SHOWGROUND

·        Some existing public art

 

 

 SPORTSFIELDS

·        Temporary installations/ exhibitions eg. Swell Sculpture by the Sea

·        Functional Art

·        Mural on the toilets

 

Culture (Events)

SHOWGROUND

·        Protect the annual Bangalow Show, monthly Bangalow Market and other community events in the Showground.

·        Social interaction + expression of community values - Showground is site for community gatherings/ events as well as commercial events

 

SPORTSFIELDS

Youth - music DJ + skate comp events at skatepark

 

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        DJ events (day/night options) at skate park

 

Culture (Heritage)

 

 

SHOWGROUND

·        Opportunity for heritage walk / walking trail for tourists

 

Sustainability

 

 

 

 

Economy

SHOWGROUND

·        Supports existing agricultural economy

·        Bangalow Show – one of the only regional shows that is still growing

·        A commercial event &  function space 

 

 

 

SHOWGROUND

·        Opportunity for Guidance Group to be consulted every year on Council Hall/Venue rental fees

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Opportunity for Guidance Group to be consulted every year on Council Hall/Venue rental fees

 

Land Uses

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Recreation (formal and informal)

 

 

SPORTSFIELDS

·        Youth Space

 


 

 

Evaluation Table - Pros and cons of three proposed locations for footbridges across Byron Creek in Precinct 1

Option

Location

Pros

Cons

 

1

George Street Bridge

Casual surveillance is good – from houses in George St and also close to Byron Street

Very close to existing pedestrian bridge on Byron St.

 

 

Could be easily night lit

Does not improve north-south connectivity in the village at all

 

 

Very direct route for children travelling from Clover Hill to/from school, however they are already catered for with the existing bridge

Will result in more pedestrian/ cycle traffic in George Street  - a residential street.

 

 

 

Bangalow Landcare are not in favour of this location as this section of the creek corridor was recently revegetated and there are threatened species

2

Midway Bridge - off the main showring in Showground

A central location that would improve connectivity through the village for the most number of residents. Would be useful for more people in the village than Options 1 and 3.

Isolated and dark at night. Would require night lighting which would need to be thoughtfully designed so as not to impact the ecology of the creek corridor

 

 

Can easily be connected to existing paths/ roads in the Showground and Sportsfields at minimal cost. Only short pathway links required.

No casual surveillance

 

 

Bridge would be accessed via the Showground. This would increase foot traffic through the Showground which would improve casual surveillance in the Showground and bring more locals into the Showground.

Potential for increased numbers of pedestrians to get in the way/ conflict with events in the Showground. However this could be managed through installation of pathways in the Showground.

 

 

On the Showground side of the bridge, one has the option to go either right or left.

Showground s355 Committee may object to installation of pathways in the Showground.

 

 

This is the most easily accessible and direct link for the majority of the residents north of Leslie St to the Sportsfields and Bowlo (via Leslie St – past the A&I Hall – through the Showground to the bridge)

To install night lighting in this location could be expensive.

 

 

This part of the creek and Showgrounds has very high amenity; would create a pretty route for walking

 

3

Bridge near skatepark

Would provide a very direct link from Rankin Drive (east) to Clover Hill Estate, Bowlo, skatepark and future swimming pool. Would need a new pathway link to/from Byron Street across the middle of the Sportsfields.

As a pedestrian link, would mainly be of benefit to residents from the eastern section of the Rankin Drive residential area.

 

 

Would be highly used for recreational walking/ cycling as it provides a great circuit.

Isolated and dark at night

 

 

Would help to activate the eastern end of the rail corridor which, without this bridge, leads to nowhere.

Some casual surveillance from skatebowl

 

 

Provides for a tourist walking circuit.

There will be electricity connection at the skatebowl – close connection for lighting the bridge.

 

 

Would also improve connectivity through the Sportsfields

 

 


 

PRECINCT 2

Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) & Industrial Estate

 

Bangalow Precinct 2 – STP + Industrial Estate

Maroon text - from Guidance Group ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing values and functions to protect

Issues

Additional future values and functions

Actions/opportunities

Heritage

 

 

 

 

Built Form

 

 

 

 

Access & Movement

·        Entry point

·        No pathways connecting the industrial estate to the town centre

·        Rail corridor is underutilized

 

·        Reduce the speed into town to 60 before you get into the residential area – also if Koala numbers are high in the area possibly look at extending the 60 zone to before the industrial estate.

·        Clarification of Dudgeons Lane walkway. This should be connected to town.

·        Review the speed zones.

·        Footpaths/Cycle ways connecting the industrial estate to town – along the rail corridor

Public Domain (Parks, open spaces)

 

 

 

·        Activation of Council Land.

·        Activate the Rail Corridor to provide walk and cycle access from residential areas to the industrial estate so people can walk/cycle to work and the gym.

 

Public Domain (Streetscape)

 

 

 

·        Good and effective signage

·        Don’t overdo it

·        Beautify the entry into town

·        Location for the town entry point. Once location has been settled on, create a ‘Welcome to Bangalow’ sign, keeping in touch with the Heritage value of the town.

 

Natural Environment

·        Koala habitat/corridor

·        Lack of natural habitat for local endangered species. Opportunity for re planting

 

·        Identify the Koala number in this area.

·        Connect the Koala Habitat across Lismore Road.

·        Continue to connect and expand the current koala corridor – connect to the hinterland

·        More planting to encourage more native birds to come to Bangalow

Culture (Public Art)

 

 

 

·        Opportunity to have a local artist create a piece at the entrance of Bangalow

Culture (Events)

 

 

 

 

Culture (Heritage)

 

 

·        Dual naming on signage into and throughout the town

·        Signage with indigenous expressions

·        Cultural and/or historical walks in and around town

Sustainability

·        Bamboo growing at the STP

 

 

·        Investigation into creating a Solar Farm on the vacant land next to the STP.

·        Harvest the Bamboo and replant.

·        Develop an Education Recycle Centre at the Sewage Treatment Plant.

·        Opportunity to use/sell the bamboo currently being grown at the sewage treatment plant – could begin to grow other plants such as Camphor Laurels, Koala habitats etc .

·        Install solar panels in the industrial estate and STP

·        Swap current lighting with solar lighting

Economy

 

 

 

·        Investigation into having start up Business Hub spaces at the Industrial Estate.

 

Land Uses

·        Protect the prime agricultural land 

·        Could there be a better use of the STP land? More than just growing bamboo.

·        No entry/welcome signs

·        Current landscaping into Bangalow could be improved to enhance the rural feel

 

·        Activate the Industrial Estate Park. Created picnic seating areas for the workers in the area.

·        Update/improve the landscaping on the way into town from Lismore Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numbered items in maroon text in the ‘Bangalow Precinct 3’ Table below correlate with the numbers on this map

PRECINCT 3 – Map from Guidance Group Workshops

Station St + Rail Corridor (village centre) + Memorial Park + A&I Hall

 


Numbered items in green text in the ‘Bangalow Precinct 3’ Table below correlate with the numbers on this map

PRECINCT 3 – Map from Landowners Workshop

Station St + Rail Corridor (village centre) + Memorial Park + A&I Hall

 


Bangalow Precinct 3 - A&I Hall + Station St + The Triangle + Rail Corridor Park + Memorial Park

Black text – from previous Guidance Group workshops

Maroon text - from Guidance Group Precincts Workshop

Green text - from Land Owners workshop

 

Existing Values/ Functions

+ Protect

Issues

Future directions

Actions/ opportunities

Heritage

·        Heritage listed buildings - A&I Hall, Railway Station Building

·        A&I Hall – Focal point in the precinct; heritage building; cultural hub; community gathering and event space

·        Rail Corridor Park – important heritage site. Railway sidings and station building were integral to the development of the village

 

 

·        Conserve the A&I Hall and enhance its setting to better acknowledge it as a key focal point and “jewel in the village crown”

·        Restore and repurpose the Railway Station Building

·        Conserve the timber and tin cottages in Station St

12 Restoration of the old Railway Station Building and activate with new uses

·        Conservation of A&I Hall

·        Enhance the curtilage of A& I Hall

·        Structure Plan (Village Plan) + DCP for the Precinct

·        DCP needs to clarify whether existing cottages in Station Street can or cannot be demolished, removed or repositioned on the lot.

2   The Hotel, A&I Hall and the Railway Station Building (once it is restored) are important focal points in the Precinct. Access and movement around these buildings to be carefully considered and the outdoor spaces around the buildings to be improved/ enhanced to support their function as key social gathering and meeting spaces in the village.

 

Built Form

·        A&I Hall is a major and important focal point in the town centre – the cornerstone and jewel in the crown – it is a common link connecting the Showground + Station St + The Triangle + Rail Corridor.

·        Conserve the A&I Hall and enhance its setting

 

·        A&I Hall is a high maintenance building – high costs

·        Heritage conservation of the A&I Hall curtilage, as it was, may not be the best urban design outcome for contemporary use/ functioning of this precinct

 

4 Retain existing character and scale of buildings fronting Station St

5 Ensure vista to A&I Hall looking from the southern parts of Station St is preserved

 

1       Council to coordinate the preparation of a ‘Concept Plan’ for the future redevelopment of all land parcels within ‘The Triangle’ in a coordinated and integrated manner. Opportunity for new mixed use development which incorporates  carparking on ground and/or basement levels with commercial and residential uses above.

 

Building heights to be two storey along the Station Street frontage. A third storey could be setback with residential units overlooking the Rail Corridor.

 

·        The concept will need to consider:

o   building form, heights, character, materials

o   how the individual developments on each lot will relate to one another

o   provision of open space (private + public)

o   pedestrian access and movement

o   how the development will relate to the new Rail Corridor Park the public domain in both Station and Byron Streets.

·        To support the concept plan, a ‘Developer Services Plan’ to be prepared which details the agreed timing and cost sharing arrangements (private and public) for the provision of infrastructure associated with the development.

 

Housing

·          

·        Property owners of commercial premises are concerned that residents of new residential development in this precinct will make complaints about noise from the existing venues (Hotel, A&I Hall, Showground) and this could force the venues to shut down.

·        Opportunity for medium density housing

in The Triangle and/or in Station St – on vacant, flood free land close to town and open space.

·        Is there opportunity for tourist accommodation in this precinct - Hotel/ Motel/ Holiday apartments?

·        New development in this precinct to have noise mitigation measures built in and also an instrument on the property title to prevent the new residents from making noise complaints against the existing venues (Hotel, A&I Hall, Showground).

 

·        DCP controls to guide streetscape character and integration of new developments

16 Medium density mixed use – lots on eastern side of Station St

17 Medium density mixed use development in the ‘triangle’

 

11  Opportunity for medium density housing at rear of lots in Station St accessed via Station Lane.

Access & Movement (Pedestrian/ Cycle)

·        Very high pedestrian use in this Precinct.

·        This whole precinct is already a pedestrian focussed area – conserve and enhance this.

·        This precinct contains 3 pedestrian access points into the town centre: (1) entry from the rail corridor via Station St, (2) entry from the rail corridor via unnamed street above the hotel and (3) entry from Granuaille- Lismore Roads via Memorial Park.

·        Station St is an important pedestrian throroughfare – provides links to school, town centre and Showground

·        Rail Corridor – Pedestrian/ cycle connectivity, Access to town centre, Transition area between residential areas and town centre

·        Landowners are concerned that the proposed 1 hour parking in the main street won’t work because of the nature of the businesses in Bangalow. It is a place to linger and have lunch, buy a dress, buy a Persian carpet etc. Need more than 1 hour for this.

·           Conserve and enhance this as a pedestrian prioritised Precinct. Define a “Pedestrian Conservation Area” which includes this precinct + Showground

·        Close (or narrow) the unnamed road in front of the hotel (in whole or part) and redevelop this street as a pedestrian zone. It is a key entry point for pedestrians/ cyclists into town from the Rail Corridor.

·        Consider options for new vehicular access to hotel carpark. Potential to extend the unnamed laneway behind the shops in Byron Street through to the hotel carpark.

·        Opportunity to develop a new pedestrian only boulevard in the Rail Corridor providing new connection from Hotel to A&I Hall.

 7 Shared/pedestrian priority street for Station St

20 Pedestrian connections throughout the ‘triangle’ to link the activated rail corridor, Byron St and Station St

 

3   Opportunity for a boundary adjustment to enable the existing unnamed laneway to be extended through Lot 9 DP 929014.  This would enable vehicular access into “The Triangle” and the Hotel carparking area from Station Street.

 

Access & Movement (Cars)

·        Protecting the the pedestrian amenity is #1

·        Minimise and highly control car movements in this precinct to avoid conflicts with pedestrians

·        Memorial Park – tourist stop – do we want to move them elsewhere?

·        There are issues with car access and movements in this precinct but our design philosophy is to prioritise the pedestrian over getting it all right for cars

·        A&I Hall carparking & access  for loading/ unloading - conflicts with pedestrian movement (Hall hirers are put into contact with the Showgrounds to organise opening of the gates for event parking).

 

·        Bangalow Hotel - Public road has been built over private property and trucks are damaging the Hotel’s awning.

·        Need to formalise and provide more loading zones. Frequently trucks are parking on private property at the rear of the Hotel to unload goods/ deliveries to other businesses (ie not the Hotel).

 

·           Design principle: Encourage able bodied people to’ Park and Stride’to this precinct

To support this design philosophy we need to identify somel locations/ options for peripheral carparks. Is there opportunity for some carparking in:

o   Rail Corridor - perhaps behind A&I Hall? Off Leslie St west?

o   The Triangle

·        Redirect tourist pull-in stop away from Memorial Park to an alternative location such as water tower / Top of hill park of Granuaille Rd or to Bangalow Parklands/Heritage House with grey nomads

 

·        Improve signage to carparking areas

·        Continue dead end  lane behind the Laundromat/ next to Masonic Hall through to The Triangle. Involves boundary adjustment and land acquisition. Potential for this lane to be entry to an underground carpark in new mixed use development in The Triangle.

8 Create a one-way school drop off loop going up Market Street, into the Showgrounds then out showground gates onto Station St.

13 Peripheral ‘soft stand’ carparking areas along either side of rail line adjacent to A & I Hall

 

·        Formalise and provide more loading zones.

Access & Movement (Public Transport)

 

 

·        Future light rail connection to Byron Bay; with  rail station near A&I Hall?

·        Retain railway line and infrastructure

·        Mayor’s feasibility study into multi-use in the Rail Corridor

2 Pedestrian and cycle path in the rail corridor linking residential areas to the west of Granuaille Rd to the village centre and the sports fields.

3 Open the Showground gates to pedestrians

Public Domain (Parks, open spaces)

·        Rail Corridor – Green corridor; Movement Corridor; Transition area between residential areas and town centre

·        Rail Corridor Park – Very high heritage values; green space in town contributes to the rural village feel; pedestrian entry into the town centre;

·        Memorial Park – Highly visible; vehicular and pedestrian entry point/ entry gate into town centre from the north, Tourist stop, Bus stop?, Memorial – heritage, Meeting Place, Toilets

 

·        Rail Corridor - Void space;  risk that people will fill it ; Station building a disgrace and a public safety issue

·        Memorial Park – dark, dank, underutilised; Bangalow Palms costly to maintain; seeds slippery on path

·        Toilet block -  location at main entry point to town centre to/from Rail Corridor not desirable; blocks views through/ reduces the visual connectivity; barrier to movement; unattractive and smelly

·        Relocate bus stop from Memorial Park

·           Develop Rail Corridor (from Granuaille Rd bridge to A&I Hall) as a signature public park. Restore the station building. Include a custom built children’s playspace located close to café and public toilets - attractors for families. Enhance the natural amphitheatre and install shade trees.

·        Relocate Farmers Markets to the Rail Corridor Park 

·        Redevelop Memorial Park as an attractive pedestrian entry; consider it as part of the Rail Corridor Park and design them in an integrated manner; remove any unnecessary  fencing/ barriers between these spaces and improve the visual connectivity; open up the vistas through. Retain significant trees.

·        Prepare integrated project briefs for engagement of consultants (Urban Designers & Landscape Architects ) to undertake detailed design of:

®        Rail Corridor Park

®        Station St landscape/streetscape upgrade

®        Landscape redevelopment around the A&I Hall – to include design of outdoor gathering spaces + review of carparking + loading zones etc

8 Facilitate open discussions between community and landowners

11 Turn the rail corridor area into a park and flexible community use space.

18 Small informal public gathering spaces provided within any future mixed used development in the ‘triangle’

 

Existing vegetation on batters in the Rail Corridor to be selectively cleared to thin the understorey to improve views through to visually connect the Rail Corridor with the town centre. Previously we have planted thick bushy vegetation to try and screen the rail corridor out.  We now need to reconnect it and improve casual surveillance into the new parkland for safety and better amenity.

7  Redevelopment of the Rail Corridor to correct drainage issue of large amount of stormwater flowing down the batter into the Hotel carpark and improve stormwater management generally.

 

Public Domain (Streetscape)

·        Protect and enhance the informal public space/ gathering space on road in front of the A&I Hall

 

·        Road space in front of the A&I Hall – conflict between people and cars

 

·        Existing Palm trees in Byron St are shading and exacerbating the mould growing on the southern side of buildings (including the Hotel).

 

·        Need to thin the vegetation around the Council carpark at the southern end of Station Street to make it more inviting to park there. It is too dark, shady and wet.

·        Streetscape upgrade in Station St to improve the pedestrian experience and encourage outdoor dining - with new pavement, street trees, garden beds, footpath build-outs/ blisters

·        Enhance the landscape setting of the A&I Hall to achieve better integration. Develop the road space in front of the hall as a public square; integrate it into the new  Rail Corridor Park - remove the fences/ barriers and connect these spaces. Install artistic night lighting, shade trees, greenery, seating, banner poles (to show what events will be on in the hall).

 

 

6 New intersection treatment at Station St and Byron St intersection

10 Narrowing treatment of no through road between Memorial Park and Pub to discourage large vehicle access and u-turns of vehicles accessing southern side of Byron St

14 Gathering space/plaza at the end of Station St in front of A&I Hall.

15 Widen area at the end of Station Street in front of A& I Hall to allow delivery trucks to u-turn back down Station St

 

·        Council to improve maintenance of existing garden beds and Palm Trees in Byron Street. Consider removing the palm trees.

4  Reprofile Station Street to widen the footpaths, install street trees and garden beds.

5  Create a new public space at the northern end of Station Street in front of the A&I Hall acknowledging the high level of pedestrian activity in this area. Landscape and enhance the space which functions as the outdoor entry foyer to the A&I Hall and the Showground and provides spill-over space when events and performances are held. It is also a major junction linking the Rail Corridor to the town centre and a thoroughfare for children walking to/from school.

 

Natural Environment

 

 

·        Street tree and garden bed planting in Station St for shade and amenity. Remove existing Tibouchinas.

·        Shade tree planting in Rail Corridor Park

19 Retain the embankment and greenery between the rail corridor, pub and lots fronting onto Station St

 

Review development controls to enable flexibility to remove trees on private properties. Compensatory plantings can be required as a condition of development consent.

Community Facilities

·        Existing public toilets in Memorial Park

·        Need a community garden

·        A&I Hall is one of the most profitable halls Council owns

·        Toilet block in Memorial Park is old, dark, dank & very smelly but these are the only public toilets  in the CBD. Expensive to demolish and  replace.

·        Test soil on railway land for the community garden suitability

·        A&I Hall - rental fees are unaffordable for small local groups. School no longer hires hall for its annual school musical. Has been a local tradition to see the children march up Station Street to the hall for their performance.

·        If Rail Corridor is developed as public parkland new public toilets are needed in the vicinity of the Station Building and children’s playspace.

·        Future demolition of toilet block in Memorial Park – replace with new toilets in a more central location within the CBD + new toilets in the Rail Corridor Park (close to proposed playspace and café)

·        Community garden in this precinct? Where? Need to consider vehicle access and space for composting & stockpiling

·        Council to ensure A&I Hall fees are affordable for use by local groups

1 Bus shelter needed at the entrance to Memorial Park

8 Lower A&I Hall rental fees to school so they can use for end of year performance

9 Decommission public toilet in Memorial Park and install new public toilets (with end of trip facilities for cyclists) in Fire Station Park and the new Rail Corridor Park

 

8  New public toilets in the Rail Corridor

Culture (Public Art)

 

·        Existing sculptures in Showground are not maintained and were “guerrilla art” – remove them; a safety risk.

·           Rail Corridor Park - express the heritage character of this site  - as the historic railway sidings and timber mills - through art, materials and detailing.

·           Annual temporary art installation event for Bangalow eg Swell, Sculpture by the Sea

 

·        Prepare preliminary briefs for public art in the following locations:

®        Rail Corridor Park

®        Station St landscape/streetscape upgrade

®        A&I Hall curtilage landscape redevelopment

These are to be included in:

®        the shire-wide Public Art Strategy being developed by the Public Art Panel

®        any project briefs prepared by Council for engagement of consultants to undertake detailed design of the above sites.

 

·        Bottle shop arches - community art project with the Primary School students. Jan Hulbert has been organising

 

 

Culture (Events)

 

 

·        Road closure of Station St for community events – food + music + youth & children’s entertainment;

·        Art market

·        Performance and literary events in the new Natural Amphitheatre created in  Rail Corridor Park

 

·           Develop a program of activation events for this precinct eg Annual temporary art installation event eg Swell

8 Community organised walking tours of Bangalow for Bangalow residents

 

 

Culture (Heritage)

 

 

 

 

Sustainability

 

·        Public bins in CBD - no recycling

·        Inadequate commercial bin storage facilities in CBD;  bins in streets are an eyesore and public health issue

 

 

·        Replace CBD bins with recycle bins

·        Identify location for commercial bin storage facilities in The Triangle.

Economy

·           Protect the rural village feel, heritage architecture and pedestrian amenity of the CBD as this is the reason people come to Bangalow. Pedestrian amenity is a key economic driver.

 

·        High commercial rents discourage new business start-ups

 

·        Proposed pop-up shops and market events compete with existing businesses which are paying very high rents/ rates. For example the Farmers Market is selling cups of coffee. This should not be allowed. They should only sell the raw coffee in bags and leave it to the local cafes to provide cups of coffee.

3 Key Principles for Economic Development in Bangalow:

1.         Protect the rural village feel, heritage architecture and pedestrian amenity of the CBD as this is the reason people come to Bangalow. Pedestrian amenity is a key economic driver.

2.         Minimise car/truck movements in CBD streets as they degrade the pedestrian amenity.

3.         Encourage able-bodied people to “park & stride” into the CBD or walk/ cycle.

 

·        Declare and develop this Precinct as a ‘Pedestrian Conservation Area’.

·        Business Incubator and artist studios in the Rail Corridor  - demountable buildings  and spaces in the station building

 

·        Invite local businesses first to participate in any proposed pop-up shop or market events.

10 Hotel beer garden is currently enclosed. Opportunity for it to be “opened up” (walls removed) if this area is redeveloped with a focus on pedestrian amenity and movement.

 

Land Uses

·        Commercial

·        Showground

·        Open space& Recreation (walking/ cycling  in Rail Corridor)

·        Movement Corridor

 

Consider options for redevelopment of “The Triangle” :

·        Option 1 – Stays as carpark; potential to enlarge the existing area for carparking and landscape it

·        Option 2-  Redevelop as public open space – triangle redesigned as a village square/ piazza (as per John Spark’s plan)

·        Option 3 – Intensification of use - New mixed use development (commercial + residential)  2+ storeys, with ground level or underground carparking and loading areas; commercial uses on first level with residential apartments above overlooking the Rail Corridor. Essential that such a development is “sleeved” by finer-grained heritage character buildings in Byron and Station Streets (existing + new timber and tin) to maintain active street frontages and the  heritage streetscape character.

 

16 Medium density mixed use – lots on eastern side of Station St

20 Commercial land use opportunities for new mixed used development in Station St


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1

PRECINCT 4

Byron Street (west) + Deacon Street

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1

 

Bangalow Precinct 4 – Byron Street (west) and Deacon Street

Maroon text - from Guidance Group ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing Values/ Functions

+ Protect

Issues

Future directions

Actions/ opportunities

Heritage

·    See Built Form

·    DCP controls need to be tightened to stop buildings being inappropriately modified.

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·    Conserve the heritage buildings in Byron St in their original form and colours. These are the quintessential core of Bangalow’s character.

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·    Review DCP

Built Form

·    Conserve the existing heritage buildings in Byron St in their original built form and colours. These are the quintessential core of Bangalow’s character.

·    Streetscape has great aesthetics, human scale,

·    Awning and awning posts provide comfort and sense of enclosure.

 

·    Maintenance of heritage buildings expensive

·    Asphalt on footpath unattractive

·      New buildings fronting Byron St west respect heritage and have:

®    active frontages

®    2 storey height limit

®    awning over footpath

·    DCP for Byron St

Housing & Tourist Accommodation

 

 

·    Opportunity for housing diversity – shop-top; secondary dwellings (eg new motel)

·    Tourist accommodation behind / above existing commercial buildings

·    Potential sites for redevelopment as medium density housing/ mixed use – Servo and Abracadabra, western end of Deacon St behind shops

Access & Movement (Pedestrian/ Cycle)

 

·    Pathways into town from residential areas in very poor condition; unsafe and don’t connect

·    No facilities for cycling; No cyclepath access to town

 

·    Need pedestrian crossing at the school so children can safely cross Byron St

·    Laneway link from the above crossing point through to Deacon St

·    Byron Street  - Review the road configuration and develop a pedestrian prioritised zone extending from the hotel to the roundabout (on Granuaille Rd). Need a safe road crossing point in this area.

Access & Movement (Cars)

·    Need carparking spaces in close working distance of shops but not necessarily directly in front. Locals need to access the village by car especially those living in rural areas

·    Too many car/truck movements in Byron St reducing the pedestrian amenity

·    No parking/ access for locals into shops for daily domestic needs

·    U-turns

·    Poor access to IgA

·    Bangalow has enough carparking spaces

·    Peripheral carparking to reduce cars in main street

·    Review the Paid Parking outcomes 12 months after installation

·    Improve signage for carparking

·    Improve access to IgA by reversing the one way direction in Deacon St

·    Return Deacon Street to two way (temporary trial)

·    Consider feasibility of using Deacon St as a bypass for heavy vehicles – so they don’t have to go down the main street

·    Potential peripheral carpark in Bangalow Parklands off Deacon St

 

Access & Movement (Public Transport)

 

·    Bus stop in Memorial Park – no shelter - relocate

·    Bus stop at Choux Bakery – relocate

 

·    Review and relocate bus stops from Memorial Park, Choux Bakery, Red Ginger. Potential new location in front of the school.

Public Domain (Parks, open spaces)

·    Fire Station Park – meeting place, pedestrian link, Social interaction, Workers take a break

Table is well use, Good open space between buildings

 

·    More seating and shade needed

·    Redevelop Fire Station Park – encourage youth to use, Free wifi, wet weather shelter, Provide shade, Hole in the wall/ coffee cart, movable tables & chairs, live music, temporary/ changing murals, New public toilets, Bicycle end of trip facilities – bike racks, showers

 

·    Redevelop Fire Station Park

Public Domain (Streetscape)

·    Protect the rural outlook from high end of Byron St

·    Byron St is the heart of the village and it is tatty and poorly maintained – no sense of civic pride

·    Poor paving surfaces, very high kerb

·    Only one pedestrian crossing.

·    Poor night lighting

·    Poor quality street furniture

·    Byron St is dirty. Needs more regular maintenance.

·    Fire Station Park underutilised

·    Shop signage not in keeping with heritage character

·    More than one pedestrian crossing needed – create shared zone/s

·    Upgrade lighting

·    Identify, open up and enhance laneway links

·    Replace street furniture– seats, bins

·    Shop signage controls

 

·    Prepare an integrated landscape plan for Byron Street, Station Street, the street above the hotel, Memorial Park and the Rail Corridor Park.

Streetscape upgrade including:

Intersection treatment Byron & Station Streets

Additional pedestrian crossing points in Byron St. Need a crossing point at Foodworks - link it through to the Rail Corridor and  Leslie St.

Edge friction in Byron St (east)

Pedestrian prioritised “entry foyer” in the street above the hotel.

Improve pedestrian crossing Granuaille- Lismore Road junction

Review of street trees and staged removal of Leopard Trees

Intersection treatment Byron & Station St

new street furniture

Upgrade lighting

Upgrade pedestrian laneways

Better maintenance program by Council

Natural Environment

·    Mature street trees contribute to the amenity of the streetscape

 

·    Street tree species - Existing Leopard Trees have very fine leaves which block gutters, and blow into shops and are not native to the area

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·    Program of street tree replacement over time with large stock native species

·    Quick wins – parklets, temporary potted street trees in Byron St, trial shared zone

·    Shop signage controls

·    New street trees in Byron Street

Community Facilities

 

·    Need more central public toilets

 

·    Need more central public toilets

Culture (Public Art)

·    None except broken shade structure in Fire Station Park

 

·    Mural in Fire Station Park private wall in a public space – lack of consultation

·    Bangalow community values to inform Public Art Strategy

·    Process for private murals

Culture (Events)

·    Billy Cart Derby

·    Christmas Eve street closure

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Culture (Heritage)

·    Heritage stories of Bangalow are expressed in the museum but not in the public realm

 

 

 

Sustainability

 

·    Bins not recycle

·    No electric car charging facility in town

 

 

 

Economy

·    Need to protect affordable shopping for locals and families

·    Great pub, nice outlook, veranda overlooking greenspace; important social space

·    Cost of living locally

 

 

 

Land Uses

·    Commercial zone

·    Shop-top housing permitted

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·    Under current LEP housing must be located above shop; cannot be behind or beside (state level controls)

·    Opportunity for mixed use developments -commercial at street level+ residential above

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1

PRECINCT 5

Byron Street (east) + Primary School + George Street

 


Bangalow Precinct 5 – Byron Street (east) + Primary School + George Street

Maroon text - from Guidance Group ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing values and functions to protect

Issues

Future directions

Actions/opportunities

Heritage

·    5 heritage Items - LEP

School

Pres Church

Pres Manse

Police Station and gaol

Riverview House (old hospital site)

·    Conservation Area LEP

 

·    Enhance and celebrate heritage character of Police Station (the old courthouse next to Riverview House being the gateway to the CBD. Important site for setting character.

 

·    Heritage signage on appropriate items

·    Protect the Presbyterian Church and Manse

Built Form

 

 

 

 

Housing

·    Existing medium density residential

 

 

 

14 Double storey residential infill opportunity for small dwellings

Access & Movement

 

 

 

·    Connect this precinct with the showground and sports fields – down the eastern end of Precinct.

·    Bridge over creek at George Street to link the school with the sports fields  - transfer the bridge from the weir

·    Create pedestrian easements over private properties in Byron Street to enable mid-block links to Deacon St

3 Relocate bus stop from South Station Street around the corner to Deacon Street

5 Promote the existing informal underpass and walking path that exists under the JC Snow Bridge (over Byron Creek) and along the creek bank to the south of Byron St

Pedestrian/Cycle

·    Pedestrian laneway used to exist from George St through to Byron Street – possibly through the Police Station Site

·    State of existing footpaths poor

·    No safe access between school and sports fields

·    Safe pedestrian and cycle linkages from the school around town.

·    Narrow road width from Bridge to Station st and provide wider cycle/footpath on both sides of road.

·    Street trees for shade along the foot/cyclepaths

·    Pedestrian crossing in front of school on Byron St

2 Install pedestrian crossing in front of the school on Byron St

7 Shared/pedestrian priority street for Station Ln

8 Formalise pedestrian connection through Church land between Station Street and Lane

9 Entrance treatment into the Showground through the Market St gates for pedestrian amenity

10 Reinstate pedestrian laneway on Police Station land between George and Byron Streets.

11 Build bridge over the creek linking the end of George St to the sports fields

Cars

 

·    Traffic noise and speed in main st

 

·    Install traffic slowing/calming elements in Byron St (blisters etc)

·    Review school pick-up and drop-off arrangements

 

15 Peripheral carpark opportunities

Public Domain (Parks, open spaces)

 

 

 

1 Opportunity for more temporary use of Presbyterian Church lawn fronting Byron and Market St

4 Open the Police Station and old Gaol buildings up for public to visit

Public Domain (Streetscape)

 

 

·    The Police Station/Riverview House/Church of England area is the real “Gateway” to the most visually impressive part of town - the CBD

·    Enhance and recognise the Police Station/ Riverview House/Church of England area as the Gateway to Bangalow.

·    Street trees along footpaths for shade

·    Non-intrusive lighting on Byron St

Natural Environment

 

 

 

·    Introduce local Bangalow Environmental programs in the school

6 Riparian vegetation and habitat rehabilitation along Byron Creek

12 CBD entry point treatment

13 Upgrade footpaths along the length of Byron Street on both sides ensuring accessibility standards are met.

Community Facilities

·    The location and function of the school in the heart of Bangalow is important and adds to the culture/social cohesion of the town

 

·    School location in the centre of town – kids are central to Bangalow

·    Ensure future use of Police Station site is for community use and not private

Culture (Public Art)

·    Youth production of public art

·    School contributes to the art and culture of Bangalow

 

·    Engaging children in the cultural art of the community

·    Keep engaging the school with arts and culture in the community - Community art projects with the school children

Culture (Events)

·    Sport

·    School

·    Primary school would like to use A&I hall for school performances but fees and charges are cost prohibitive- loss of the character and community feel due to yearly school performance march of the kids down station st to A&I hall no longer happening.

 

 

Culture (Heritage)

·    Three buildings with cultural significance:

Courthouse

Jail

Old Hospital

·    School is now incorporating aboriginal culture as topics in class

 

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·    Ensure indigenous heritage is taught and celebrated at school

·    Open days in Police Station and Gaol

Sustainability

 

 

 

 

Economy

 

 

 

6 Publish a Bangalow walking routes map

Land Uses

 

 

 

·    Shared use of the green space fronting Byron St of the School grounds, outside of school hours.

·    Connect the Police Station and Riverview House (B&B) as one   - repurpose as a function centre

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1

 

PRECINCT 6

Catholic Church land + Bangalow  Parklands (Weir) + land to the south

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1

 

Bangalow Precinct 6 – Parklands and Church

Maroon text - from Guidance Group ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing values and functions to protect

Issues

Future directions

Actions/opportunities

Heritage

·    Historical society has so much knowledge and records of Bangalow

·    Heritage House

·    No one uses the historical society as a knowledge holder/consultant

·    Heritage house needs more space to showcase the amount of historically significant items that are donated by community members and groups

·    More involvement with the Heritage House in future projects where historical references are considered

·    Apply to have St Kevin’s Church heritage listed

Built Form

·    Heritage House was brought in from Brunswick Heads. Former brothel house. It was renewed by the Community and Groups

·    Small village feel

·    Protect the Churches

·    Heritage House is running out of museum space for the pieces that are constantly donated

·    Deacon St is a ‘gun barrel’ street, need more traffic calming infrastructure

·    Stormwater drainage – overflows a lot

·    Compliment the heritage nature of the environment

·    Incubator spaces for testing businesses

·    Possible location for future development considering, mixed, dual, separate, semidetached, town house, studios for a diverse dwelling mix

·    Opportunity to have a short term stay site for grey nomads etc (Ray Drappers)

Access & Movement

 

·    Fast traffic flow

·    Lack of walk and cycle ways around the parklands that are also connected to the town centre

·    Cars are put before people

 

·    Car parking options – long and short term parking 

·    Shared zones

·    Use traffic calming techniques

·    Integration of men’s shed and parking to encourage connection to the A&I Hall

·    More connected footpaths and cycle ways linking the parklands to the centre of town and residential areas

·    Canopy of trees along the road for traffic calming whilst complimenting the green space next to it

·    Opportunity for a capped car park near Heritage House

·    Walk way linking the Meadow’s to the creek/parklands

·    New car parking near/next to Heritage House – complete

·    Connect/Restore all natural footpaths, creating news ones to make the links. Need a natural footpath connecting the Meadows to the Parklands.

·    Trail: Deacon Street as a 2 way road or reverse the one way stream.

·    Connecting current footpaths.

·    Create a bus stop with a shelter outside the proposed Adventure Park.

·    Open up the Men’s Shed car park for public parking also.

·    Research into have an electric charge station in town. Heritage House could be a possible location.

 

Housing

 

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Public Domain (Parks, open spaces)

·    Parklands

·    Family recreation space

·    Picnic areas

 

·    Maintenance of the green space

·    Lack of meeting places

·    Illegal camping

·    Dumping/rubbish

·    No formal entrance to the parklands/creek

·    Disabled toilets – need a key to entre

·    Proposed Adventure Play Park in Bangalow Parklands:.

o Not in the correct location. The Parklands should be kept as ‘nature play’ experience for kids not normalised.

o Possibility for moving the Adventure Play Park up to the Rail Corridor to create another activation space.

o Location would lend itself to grassed peripheral parking area over the carpark proposed behind Heritage House, due to its closer proximity to centre of town. Would be a more compatible use if the land to the south becomes a ‘Grey Nomads’ caravan parking spot.

 

·    More public bins

·    Better, more user friendly public facilities

·    Public exercise equipment

·    Bring the mobile library to the Heritage House space

·    Hang out space for all ages

·    Beautifying  the parklands and creek to create a more welcoming space

·    Adventure Park project – complete

·    Upgrade the Weir Bridge.

·    Installation of solar lighting around the Heritage House.

·    Green space below the parklands. Keep as a natural area, do not develop or change other than more planting.

 

Public Domain (Streetscape)

 

 

 

·    Low key lights

·    Better signage to find the space

·    Canopy tree landscaping

Natural Environment

·    Natural Area

·    Green Spaces

·    Creek and weir

·    Platypus sightings by locals

·    Natural vegetation

·    Open spaces

·    Fish habitat

·    Koala corridor

·    Platypus sightings in the creek

·    Would like to have the water quality of the creek tested – children swim in it over summer

·    Landcare did some planting around the creek, but this is not being maintained and now has a large amount of weeds

·    Weeds

·    Creek bank erosion

·    Keeping the focus on the green space

·    Bringing the creek into the towns view

·    More landscaping is needed

·    Maintain and expand the natural environment for local fish, birds, platypus koalas etc

·    Disabled access and facilities to be considered

·    Further planting

·    Restoration projects

·    Maintain planting along the footpaths in the Parklands.

·    Explore the idea of a ‘Nature Trail’, taking people from the Parklands down to the ‘Big Scrub’ and around back into town.

 

Community Facilities

 

 

 

·    Possibility for the installation of a post box at the Heritage House. It would be convenient as there is car parking at the Heritage House where as the Post Office is limited. Also keeps in with the ‘Heritage’ Feel of the area.

·    Short Term parking for caravans (2 night max stay), in the grassland behind the Adventure Play Park.

·    Transition/activate the Heritage House area adding a Community Centre, Branch Library, and Visitor Information Centre.

 

Culture (Public Art)

 

·    Lack of public art in the area

·    Lack of dual naming on signage

·    Incorporate indigenous artworks and signage at the Parklands entrance, functional art work perhaps?

·    Artwork should not be dominant of the landscape

·    Work with expert artist to produce quality

Culture (Events)

 

 

·    Low key events here

·    Concrete platform for event/activities proposed

·    Parklands might be an opportunity as an events space

Culture (Heritage)

·    Community spirit and recreation

 

 

·    Opportunity for Heritage murals around the Heritage House or Parklands areas

·    Possible site for Indigenous interpretive trail.

Sustainability

 

 

·    Walkways and cycleway around town connecting in with the parklands

 

Economy

 

 

 

 

Land Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                  13.6 - Attachment 1

PRECINCT 7

Granuaille Road (west) + The Meadows Estate

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1

 

 

Bangalow Precinct 7 – Granuaille Road (west) + The Meadows Estate

Maroon text - from Guidance Group ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing values and functions to protect

Issues

Future directions

Actions/opportunities

Heritage

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Built Form

·    Reading Building – protect its identity

·    Station House has been reconverted to include the original veranda 

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Access & Movement

·    Connection area/crossroad

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·    Round about at the intersection of Lismore Road and Granuaille Road

·    Potential for car parking alongside the rail line but needs to be heavily landscaped

·    Opportunity to create bike and pedestrian connections into town to reduce local traffic

 

Pedestrian and vehicle conflict points

1.  Rafton and Keith Street intersection – safety issue – priority driven by key connection to child care centre

2.  Crossing of Lismore Road – priority driven by Meadows estate populating and children/parents needing to cross this road to go to residential areas to the north, to access child care centre(northside )and buses (southside)

3.  Railway underpass – safety and aesthetic issue – priority driven by pedestrians avoiding its use and jaywalking on the road and key connection to informal spill over car park on west adjacent railway line

 

4.  Car parking area upgrade not necessarily with a sealed surface – prefer greener permeable material

5.  Traffic calming on Lismore Road and Granuaille Road – slow signage is not working

 

Footpath upgrade along Leslie Street, Lismore Road and Granuaille Road

 

Pedestrian linkage

·    Meadows to town and along the watercourse

·    Colin Street top end to Granuaille Road

·    Leslie Street to Lismore Road

Need to discuss with private land owners and secure public access across the land

 

Housing

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Public Domain (Parks, open spaces)

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Public Domain (Streetscape)

·    Meeting Place

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·    Granuaille Road should be well landscaped and street trees

Natural Environment

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Culture (Public Art)

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·    Toilet block ideal for public art

Culture (Events)

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Culture (Heritage)

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Sustainability

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Economy

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Land Uses

·    Memorial park area has always been a meeting space

Future land use along Granuaille Road -Increasing  number of commercial uses along this road – not necessarily authorised

Not a desirable residential location

Traffic and pedestrian conflict including through and local traffic

Parking local and visitor (proximity to centre of town)

Access driveways and pedestrians

Commercial use will continue to happen

Through traffic will continue to occur

 

Future land use along Granuaille Road –

Linked to the roundabout – traffic calming (not just signs signalling traffic to slow down – actual physical changes.)

Better parking management or alternative locations for visitors

 

 



BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1

PRECINCT 8

Leslie St and Northern entry

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1


 

Bangalow Precinct 8 – Leslie Street + Northern Town Entry

Maroon text - from Guidance Group ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing values and functions to protect

Issues

Future directions

Actions/opportunities

Heritage

·    4 heritage items (all residential houses) along Granuaille Rd/Granuaille Cres

·    Heritage conservation area along both sides of Granuaille Rd – good examples of heritage houses

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Extend the Heritage Conservation Area  to include:

·    4 residential houses along Granuaille Rd/Granuaille Cres

·    heritage houses both sides of Granuaille Rd

Built Form

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Housing

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Access & Movement

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·    Enhance the entry points to town

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Install the following pathway links to improve pedestrian access and permeability through the village and create recreational walking circuits:

·    From proposed new park at top of hill/ water tower in Rankin Drive across footbridge to cemetery - for recreational walking/cycling and as part of tourist walking trail

·    Formalise pedestrian connections through to Leslie St/ Rankin Dr from the Rail Corridor. Need accessible ramp for the disabled and parents pushing prams/strollers as well as access for bikes.

·    link (stairs) from Granuaille Dr to Campbell St

·    from Elkhorn Place to Burrawan Pl to Colin St (north) to Granuaille Dr (easement over private land Lot 2 DP 790257 needed to connect to existing paper road and laneway between 38 & 40 Granuaille Rd)

Pedestrian/cycle

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·    Bad permeability/walkability to centre of village from Granuaille Rd

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·    Install pedestrian pathways along both sides of Granuaille Rd suitable for prams/ strollers

Cars

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Public Domain (Parks, open spaces)

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·    Second lookout opportunity - There used to be a lookout on the right hand side at the approach to the footbridge over the old highway. The land is within the road reserve of the old highway. It is now overgrown. Could be weeded and the lookout reclaimed. Install seating and signage. Good spot for teenagers to hang out. They already hang out near the water tower.

·    New park at top of hill Rankin Drive to be well landscaped with shaded seating, tables, bubbler (is important). Toilets in this location not a priority nor is a lookout platform. Install pathway links to Granuaille Dr, cemetery and Ferguson Ct.

·    Climbing wall on the water tower/tank

·    Reclaim the second lookout

·    Consider installing toilets in steep park at bottom Rankin Dr which has children’s playspace. Toilets could also service the cyclepath in the rail corridor.

Public Domain (Streetscape)

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·    Opportunity for town entry treatment at top of hill

·    Town entry treatment at top of hill Granuaille Rd

·    Good effective signage – don’t overdo it

·    Install street trees along both sides of Granuaille Rd (to top of hill junction with Granuaille Crescent) to enhance the northern entry into town and create a sense of enclosure to slow cars down

·    Further road edge treatment needed in Granuaille Rd from the servo to the bridge, to further slow cars and herald approach to roundabout and village centre.

Natural Environment

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Community Facilities

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Culture (Public Art)

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Culture (Events)

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Culture (Heritage)

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·    Signage with indigenous expression

Sustainability

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·    Map and consolidate vegetation corridors/ patches for koala movement

Economy

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Land Uses

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BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1

PRECINCT 9

Ballina Rd, Clover Hill Estate & the RMS site

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1

 

Bangalow Precinct 9 – Ballina Road + Clover Hill Estate + RMS Site

Maroon text - from Guidance Group ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing values and functions to protect

Issues

Future directions

Actions/opportunities

Heritage

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Built Form

·    Rural surrounds, green open spaces, reinforces the town country feel

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·    Opportunity to have mixed commercial and residential areas

·    Mix of residential and commercial

Access & Movement

·    Entry points to town

·    Connections into to town – extend the footpath to make it more accessible

·    Poor connectivity from the town to residential areas

·    Fast traffic flow, would like to see some traffic calming infrastructure in place

·    Disabled access into town. Upgrade and connect footpaths from residential areas to the town keeping in mind disabled accessibility as well as usability for young families

·    Create pedestrian crossings for Feros Care

·    Provide peripheral car parking areas (Ballina/Byron street)

·    Place a pedestrian crossing linking Feros Care to the Sports Fields

·    Create connected footpaths and cycle ways into town from residential areas

 

1    Pedestrian and vehicle conflict point. Byron Road needs to better delineated for vehicular and pedestrian movements

2    Pedestrian and vehicle conflict point. Byron Road – needs to be suitable for an aged person to cross and have improvements to bus stops for school children including near the medical centre

3    Improved pedestrian links through the established residential area

4    Informal car parking near Sikh Temple formalised with a green design not sealed prefer greener permeable material

5  Improved pedestrian and cycle movement corridor along Bangalow – Byron Road and connecting to 3G walk way along the waterways

Housing

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Public Domain (Parks, open spaces)

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·    Use greenery to enhance the character  and amenity of the town

Public Domain (Streetscape)

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·    Footpath to connect into town centre

·    More greenery

·    Good tourist effective signage – don’t overdo it

·    ‘Welcome’ sign on the way into town from the highway

Natural Environment

·    Rural surrounds give the town its natural built heritage

·    Perfect rural setting

·    Respecting the rural connection

·    Green Spaces

·    Koala corridors

·    Entry points into Bangalow need landscaping to fit in with the rural heritage feel

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·    Add to the koala habitat/corridor, create links to the already existing corridors

Culture (Public Art)

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·    Public art incorporated into landscaping for the town

·    Welcome sign/structure on along the entry into town

Culture (Events)

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·    Use green spaces outside of the town centre to host events, this will reduce the amount of traffic congestion in town but with connected footpaths and cycle ways visitors will still be able to enjoy the town pre/post event

Culture (Heritage)

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·    Consider dual naming in future developments and signage

·    Signage with indigenous expressions

·    Historic cultural walks/trails

Sustainability

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·    Use of solar lighting in public spaces and walkways

·    Connected cycle ways all over Bangalow to reduce the amount of car usage

Economy

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Land Uses

·    Protect RU1 land

·    Protect agricultural land from big developments to maintain the rural, heritage feel 

·    RMS site future use - Large area of land with Stata government ownership. Diverse range of views on the land’s future use:

highly visual location

good access to the highway

disconnected from the village to pedestrian and cycle access

pollution hazard connected to the use of the highway

northern aspect – could be a climatically hot site

as the land is a key asset careful consideration is needed as to the best long term use

·    Edge of Bangalow - Should the village stop with the Highway or extend beyond the Highway to the east?

·    Future use of Area 33 (shown in Preliminary Draft Residential Strategy):

Community mixed views of the need for future new release residential land.

Land is part of the green belt that circles the village

Flooding

 

·    Residential development along Ballina Road

Impact of additional housing on the existing character of the area –

No design regulations

·    RMS site future use options:

Community garden – consensus too far from town

Primary school site – need to stay closer to the residential areas and air quality

High school – air quality and actual need

Optus tower – community does not support

Food hub mixed views

 

·    Consultation with the community on options for future use of Area 33 (shown in Preliminary Draft Residential Strategy). Community don’t  want to end up with more ‘cookie cutter residential development’

 

·    Residential development along Ballina Road options:

No change – ie no more residential

Residential infill

·    Consultation with the community on options for future use of RMS site Pacific Hwy

·    Consultation with the community regarding the Preliminary Draft Residential Strategy to generate an agreed structure plan with an integrated design based on:

improving housing diversity and affordability

environmental enhancement/biodiversity

complementing the heritage character of Bangalow

providing for community uses possible the relocation of the primary school

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1

 

PRECINCT 10

Rifle Range Road residential area

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 1

 

Bangalow Precinct 10 – Rifle Range Road residential area

Maroon text - from Guidance Group ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing values and functions to protect

Issues

Future directions

Actions/opportunities

Heritage

·    Rail corridor

·    Rail corridor is underutilised

·    Keep in mind the natural environment and heritage feel in future developing

 

Built Form

·    Do not overly develop the rail corridor

·    Quiet residential streets (low traffic movements)

·    Faux heritage buildings

·    Rail corridor needs upgrading & enhancing

·    Keep the heritage feel without being faux heritage

·    Consistency

·    Avenue trees in residential areas

·    Safe residential areas for families

·    Need to allow for innovation & flexibility, whist respecting the heritage values

·    When building in future, consider the relationship with what’s next door

·    Utilize the rail corridor with connecting the residential areas to the town centre

·    Consider street fronts, roof pitch, colours, frontage, preen spaces, mix of old at street view then new at the back of properties keeping the heritage, rural feel.

Access & Movement

 

·    Devoid and disconnect footpaths

·    Lack of cycle ways

·    Safe footpaths

·    Traffic speed around the Pre-School

·    Lack of car parking in town

·    Lack of public transport

 

·    Connect footpaths in this area

·    Create safe cycle ways in transport corridors

·    Link up cycle ways with footpaths

·    Improve connections of green spaces

·    Implementing traffic calming infrastructure in and around the pre-school and play parks

·    Create a safe link between the pre-school and the school 

·    Space to create a car park opposite the Reading Store

·    Creation of bus stops along Lismore Road

·    Light rail to connect the town

·    Upgrade Rifle Range Rd/ Lismore Road intersection to include:

Right hand turning lane

Bus shelters either side of the road

Pedestrian crossing next to bus stops

·    Review current walk ways within the residential area. Look into linking these up creating a better connection on foot around the area.

·    Introduce traffic calming outside the Pre-School area.

·    Upgrade the railway bridge to include safe pedestrian access.

 

Housing

 

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·    Future development of another stage in the residential area at the top of Rifle Range Road.

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Public Domain (Parks, open spaces)

·    Small parks behind residential streets

 

·    Play spaces for all ages

·    Community spaces

·    Activate the Rail Corridor to include a walk and cycle way, connecting residence to the town centre giving more than one option (driving) of getting into town.

·    Regenerate the green space at the top of Cedar Court and link it up with the remaining green spaces.

·    Upgrade the play park in Elkhorn Street to include:

BBQ facilities

Shelter

Toilets

Bins

Upgrade play equipment

·    Link the Pre-School and the Elkhorn Street Park via a bush tucker trail in through the green space at the rear of residential houses.

·    Enhance the current parks in the residential area to create and extension of the ‘back yard’ make them more of a community space rather just grass space.

·    Make the small parks spaces more community communal spaces – communal backyards

·    Behind the preschool – playground at one end and space between that and private lots – could make this into a community garden. Also to upgrade the playground area there.

·    Community gardens along the rail corridor

·    Enhance Elkhorn Place play space with links to the Pre-school and creation of a bush tucker garden along the foot paths

Public Domain (Streetscape)

·    Heritage feel

·    Lack of ‘dual naming’ on signage

·    Unattractive entry into Bangalow along Lismore Road

·    Beautify the entry into town

·    Fix/Upgrade stormwater drainage around the Pre-School.

·    Create signage mapping out the walk ways and parks within the residential area.

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Natural Environment

·    Fauna and flora important here

·    Koala corridor

·    Protect the views/vista

·    Protect and enhance the natural environment

·    Localised flooding near the pre-school – covert under the road could be holding too much water normally then overflows when heavy rain occurs

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·    Consider the koala habitat when planning future development

·    Formalise the Koala Corridor. Residents see Koalas in the area.

·    Investigate the Bat population that is returning.

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Culture (Public Art)

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·    Lack of cultural significance

·    Lack of art

·    Sculptures in public areas

·    Incorporate functional public art into play spaces and community green spaces

·    Art piece could be created for the entry into Bangalow

·    Focus on culture and indigenous heritage in the creation of public art 

Culture (Events)

 

 

 

 

Culture (Heritage)

 

·    Very little acknowledgement of the aboriginal

·    Dual naming

·    Introduce indigenous heritage expression

Sustainability

 

·    Lack of safe and connected footpaths and cycle ways are encouraging residence to use their cars more often that needed

 

·    Solar lights for public spaces, footpaths and cycle ways 

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Economy

 

 

 

 

Land Uses

·    Fairly new residential area with young families

 

·    Community spaces with aspects included for all ages, young to old

·    Community spaces that also make the Arakwal community feel welcome and accepted

·    Opportunity for a Corner Shop to service the Rifle Range Rd residential area. This will reduce the amount of times residents need to drive into town.

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BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary workshop process outcomes

 Our Mullumbimby Masterplan Guidance Group

April – November 2017


 


Mullumbimby Overall Town Table

 created October 2017 following ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

 

Existing values and functions to protect:

Issues:

Future directions:

Actions/opportunities:

Heritage

·        Protect the heritage buildings (residential + commercial + civic).

 

 

·        Opportunity to extend the Heritage Conservation Area

·        Council to review the DCP and consider extending the Heritage Conservation Area.

Built Form

·        Retain the small town feel 

 

·        Building heights in the Heritage Conservation Area to be maximum:

o   single storey fronting residential streets

o   two storey fronting CBD streets

 

·        Prepare built form character guidelines in the DCP – in particular for different character precincts within the CBD and heritage character areas.

·        Building heights in the Heritage Conservation Area to be maximum:

o   single storey fronting residential streets

o   two storey fronting CBD streets

·        Introduce a pre-lodgement workshop process for key development or sites which have the potential to significantly  impact public amenity whereby a pre-lodgement workshop can be facilitated including:

o   Developer

o   Developers designers

o   Council DA and design staff

o   Independent designer/s

o   Community representatives/stakeholders (this could be a few members from a place Guidance Group and/or a number of random community members from that town).

Housing

 

·        Need more affordable dwellings and diversity of housing forms close to the town centre.

·        Lack of visitor accommodation.

·        The community resists change and actively objects to new developments. Community information is needed about why greater housing diversity is required. 

·        Dwellings (in particular secondary dwellings) are being permanently holiday let or reserved for holiday letting. This is taking away from the permanent housing stock of a much needed smaller housing form that has great demand in Mullumbimby and the shire.

 

·        Promote density in the town centre (rather than the pancake effect) for greater benefits eg better public transport, improved footpaths and cycling infrastructure etc.

·        Need some display houses – good examples of sustainably designed affordable small homes in different forms.

 

·        Council to develop a public information strategy to help the community understand (1) why a greater diversity of housing forms is needed, (2) the benefits of increasing density in the town centre  and (3) that through good architectural and landscape design more diversity in dwelling forms can be achieved without eroding the small town feel and heritage character of the town.

·        Council to help facilitate the building of display homes that demonstrate excellence in design and provide good examples of a diversity of housing forms.

·        Introduce a policy that prohibits holiday letting of secondary dwellings.

 

Access and Movement

 

·        No cyclepaths into town centre and local schools. Many people want to ride their bikes but the roads are not safe for cycling, especially for children.

 

·        Create safe cycleway connections linking residential areas to:

·        the town centre

·        Mullum Public School, St Johns Primary and Mullum High Schools

 

·        Cyclepath Plan – Design a safe cyclepath network linking residential areas to:

o   the town centre

o   local schools (Mullum Public School, St Johns Primary and Mullum High School)

·        Provide end of trip facilities for people riding/ walking into town (ie showers, bike racks, lockers, bicycle repair stations, bubblers).

 

 

 

·        Insufficient carparking in town centre

·        Peripheral carparking areas – Opportunity to install free all day carparking areas on the edge of the town centre to encourage people to “Park & StrIde” into town thus reducing the amount of traffic in the main street. These peripheral carparks to be well-landscaped with shade trees, rain gardens for stormwater infiltration, and attractive direct footpath links to Burringbar Street.

 

·        Identify peripheral carparking areas –install free all day carparking areas on the edge of the town centre to encourage people to “Park & StrIde” into town thus reducing the amount of traffic in the main street. These peripheral carparks to be well-landscaped with shade trees, rain gardens for stormwater infiltration, and attractive direct footpath links to Burringbar Street.

 

 

 

·        Lack of way-finding signage

 

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·      Design a suite of way-finding signage for the town centre to direct drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

 

·        Town centre bypasses are needed particularly at peak times. North and south town bypasses are already happening informally.

 

·        Need to formalise the existing town bypass routes north and south to give priority to through traffic on Tincogan and Fern Streets, so it does not have to stop and give way at intersections.

 

·        Review give-way signs so that through traffic is given right of way on Tincogan and Fern Streets (ie change right of way along Tincogan and Fern Streets to east west instead of north south)

·        Main street free of through traffic due to formalised north and south town centre bypasses.

 

·        Formalise existing town bypasses north and south - Review give-way signs so that through traffic is given right of way on Tincogan and Fern Streets.

·        Determine best routes for future town  centre bypasses north and  south from the options identified.

 

 

 

Need to improve accessibility and safety of:

·        Footpaths

·        Road crossings

·        Toilets

·        Shop entrances

·        Need an all-abilities children’s playground

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·        Review of accessibility and amenities (toilets) in the town centre for people in wheelchairs / mobility impaired as well as young kids in prams. Consider:

o   Footpaths

o   Road crossings

o   Toilets

o   Shop entrances

o   Community facilities

o   Children’s playgrounds

 

 

 

Traffic speeds in CBD not conducive to  pedestrian safety.

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·        Reduce traffic speed in town centre to 40km/hr and 20km/hr in shared zones to improve pedestrian safety.

 

 

Improve pedestrian safety with marked/ raised crossings

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·        Intersection treatments to all main road junctions in the town centre to improve safety for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

Public Domain – Streetscapes

 

Install signage in town centre showing:

·        carparking areas

·        walking trails/ circuits

·        cyclepath routes

·        community facilities

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·        Design a suite of way-finding signage for the town centre

 

·        Conserve the rear lanes and the soft edges to streets eg swale drains, no kerb/gutter and street trees. This contributes to the country town character.

 

 

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·        Review DCP controls and prepare guidelines for appropriate drainage, driveway access and road treatments for streets and rear laneways to conserve the heritage streetscape character.

 

 

Landscape the streets for:

·        edible gardens

·        shade

·        greenery

·        improved micro-climate

·        habitat for birds/ animals

 

·        Landscaping and street tree planting plan for the whole of the town (town centre + residential + industrial areas)

Public Domain – Parks & Open Spaces

 

 

 

 

Community Facilities

·      High levels of volunteerism

·      Great Neighbourhood Centre

·      Community spirit; caring community; values equality and social justice; strong environmental and sustainability values

·      Alternate health culture

·      Alternate education - new versions of community schools

·      Lack of public transport

·      Lack of childcare services

·      High number of homeless; town attracts travellers/ van dwellers. Need showers, toilet facilities for homeless.

·      No local social/ health/ youth services due to centralisation of services to the regional cities (Lismore/ Ballina/ Tweed Heads)

·      Social services difficult to access due to lack of public transport in the region. Need local employment agency (Tursa) + transport to TAFE for youth.

 

·        Youth Centre at the Station Building.

·        Better support for community transport

·        Need more public transport (to Byron, Tweed, Lismore)

·        Need volunteers to home deliver groceries & medicines

·        Identify a central site in the town centre that can accommodate a youth hub that young people can use and call their own.

Land Uses

 

·        High demand for mixed use (commercial + residential OR industrial + residential) and lack of supply

·        High demand for lower cost incubator spaces for business start-ups and lack of supply.

·      Development controls are inhibiting the development of  wellness centres in the shire eg  conference type facilities with accommodation for yoga retreats etc. ‘Health and wellness’ is key industry sector for Byron Shire that we need to support and encourage.

 

 

·        Identify land suitable for rezoning for  mixed use

·        Identify land suitable for development of business incubator spaces.

·        Review of development controls inhibiting development of wellness centres in the shire eg  conference type facilities with accommodation for small and large groups for yoga and other retreats, to support the development of the Health & Wellness industry in Byron Shire.

 

Culture – Public Art

 

 

 

 

Culture – Events

 

 

 

 

Culture – Heritage/History

 

·        Currently no expression of Aboriginal heritage and cultural values in the public domain

·        Expression of Aboriginal heritage and cultural values in the public domain.

·        Work with representatives from local Aboriginal communities to identify opportunities/ potential projects for expression of Aboriginal heritage and cultural values in the public domain.

 

Sustainability

·      No recycling bins in public streets

·      This community is already doing a lot of good things re energy efficiency

 

·      Council lead by example through energy efficiency initiatives. E.g solar panel installation etc.

·        Solar panels on Council buildings.

Natural Environment

 

·        Need to highlight and enhance connections between the town centre and  the river

 

 

Economy

·      High number of entrepreneurs

 

·        We don’t need to promote tourism in Mullumbimby. Town to be what the locals want it to be. Will then attract people with values similar to those of the locals, who will support our town and our culture.

 

 

·        We don’t need to promote tourism in Mullumbimby.

·        Promote the Mullum brand – made locally and from sustainable materials

 

 

 

·        Generate more s94 contributions to help fund implementation of projects identified in the Mullumbimby Masterplan.

 

·        Reinstate s94 developer contributions for secondary dwellings but at a lesser rate (eg half what they were)

 

 

·        Need to better understand our visitor economy

 

·        Visitor Economy. Firstly need to undertake a study to understand:

o   Who are the visitors?

o   Where do they come from (Gold Coast/ surrounding suburbs)?

o   Where do they go to (Farmers Markets, shops, cafes)?

 

 

·      Review of Council controls inhibiting development of  wellness centres

 

·      Vacant shops along the main streets.

·      Limited night life

·      No Tourist Information

·      High numbers of low income visitors (eg backpackers, unemployed youth) who do not contribute much to the visitor economy

·      A cinema in town would be well used and a good social activity.

 

 


 


Mullumbimby Precinct 1 Table

 updated (in red) October 2017 following ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing values and functions to protect:

Issues:

Future directions:

Actions/opportunities:

Heritage

·        Protect the heritage buildings.

·        Station Masters Cottage and Railway Station building are important heritage sites.

 

 

·        Station Masters Cottage could be a Visitor Information Centre

·        Railway Station building could be a performance space

6       Restore and repurpose the Station Masters Cottage

7       Restore and repurpose the Railway Station building.

Built Form

·        Retain the small town feel 

·        Building heights in the Heritage Conservation Area to be maximum:

o   single storey fronting residential streets

o   two storey fronting CBD streets

 

 

·        Opportunity for residential infill development including within the existing ‘Heritage Conservation Area’. Through good architectural design the following building heights could be incorporated, to provide more diversity in housing, without negatively impacting the heritage character:

o   single storey fronting residential streets

o   two storey small houses fronting rear laneways in residential area

o   two storey buildings fronting CBD streets with a third storey set back.

18     Council to provide incentives to encourage redevelopment of ‘Gateway Sites’ in prominent locations. From an urban design point of view, many of these buildings could go to 3-storey mixed use (with 2 storey at the street frontage) without negatively impacting the streetscape or small town feel.  One incentive would be to enable residential infill without on-site car parking requirement.

·        Council to provide incentives for property owners to “open up” buildings with inactivate street frontages

·        Undertake a study to identify infill opportunities in the town centre.

·        Council to prepare guidelines to help developers achieve appropriate development outcomes in keeping with town character eg. appropriate drainage and road treatments in laneways.

·        Council to review development controls and liaise with the NSW Department of Planning to facilitate changes.

 

Housing

 

·        Need more affordable dwellings and diversity of housing forms close to the town centre.

·        Lack of visitor accommodation.

·        The community resists change and actively objects to new developments. Community information is needed about the need for greater diversity in housing forms. 

 

·        Promote density in the town centre (rather than the pancake effect) for greater benefits eg better public transport, improved footpaths and cycling infrastructure etc.

·        Need some display houses – good examples of sustainably designed small homes.

·        Temporary/ demountable small houses in the Rail Corridor.

·        Shop top housing/ mixed use in the town centre.

 

·        Develop a public information strategy to help the community understand (1) why a greater diversity of housing forms is needed, (2) the benefits of increasing density in the town centre  and (3) that through good architectural and landscape design more diversity in dwelling forms can be achieved without eroding the small town feel and heritage character of the town.

 

Access and Movement

 

·        Carparking in town centre – not enough; not signposted.

·        No cyclepaths into town centre

·        Intersections unsafe for cars and pedestrians – cnr Burringbar & Dalley; cnr Tincogan and Dalley, Station St roundabout

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·        Change right of way along Tincogan to east west instead of north south

·        Additional carparking options:

o   in the Rail Corridor

o   add another storey over the top of the Council carpark in Station St

o   on vacant Crown Land opposite the Community College in Gordon St (behind the Courthouse/ Police Station)

·        Re-route both north and south town bypasses along Prince St instead of Station St to support the creation of a pedestrian prioritised town centre. The new bypass routes will help reduce traffic through the Argyle St roundabout,  enabling safer pedestrian crossing of both Argyle and Station Streets and improve pedestrian connectivity between the main street (Burringbar St) and the new Rail Corridor parklands where peripheral carparking areas are located.

·        Tincogan Street will need to be widened in order to accommodate a two-way bypass road, pedestrian footpaths and on-road cycle lanes.

·        Peripheral carparking areas – Opportunity to install free all day carparking areas on the edge of the town centre to encourage people to “Park & StrIde” into town thus reducing the amount of traffic in the main street. These peripheral carparks to be well-landscaped with shade trees, rain gardens for stormwater infiltration, and attractive direct footpath links to Burringbar Street.

 

·        Create cycleway connections:

o   Link the eastern side of Mullum to the town centre

o   Safe links to Mullum Public School, St Johns Primary and the High School

 

·        Provide end of trip facilities for people riding/ walking into town.

 

1  Town bypass south - via Prince St/ Fern St/Jubilee Ave

2       Town bypass north - via Prince St/ Tincogan St/ Federation Bridge

3       Formalise existing town bypass routes - Give priority to through traffic on Tincogan and Fern Streets, so it does not have to stop and give way at intersections.

 

·      Acquisition of land for road widening in Tincogan Street.

 

11 Install a second storey over part or all of the existing Council carpark to double the number of carparking spaces. Also provides a refuge for cars and people during flood events.

 

14 Peripheral carparking areas to be designed in the rail corridor masterplan.  Carparks are to incorporate water sensitive urban design, shade trees and landscaping with native species and attractive direct footpath links to Burringbar Street. Grass paver or similar green surfacing is preferred.

 

·      Design a suite of way-finding signage to direct drivers to the peripheral carparking areas.

 

Public Domain – Streetscapes

 

·      Poor quality of footpaths in the CBD and surrounding streets - not safe for mobility impaired persons and strollers.

·      Lack of shade and greenery along the main street.

·      No shaded seating areas with tables where workers in the CBD can sit and have their lunch.

·      Poor night lighting

·      Lack of way-finding signage (to carparking areas, parks, walkways etc)

·        Inactive building frontages create dead zones in the street eg. Council Building in Station St; Motel and RSL in Dalley St, Stuart St after the newsagency

·        Argyle Street entry into town is unattractive.

·        For pedestrians walking into town from the east, both Argyle and Station Streets are busy and difficult/ unsafe to cross.

·      Improve the entry/ sense of arrival into town with street trees and landscaping to both sides of Mullumbimby Road from Apex Park to the roundabout.

·      Street Tree Planting Plan. Need shade trees:

o   Dalley St both sides of street

o   Burringbar St esp southern side

 

·        Turn Dalley Street into a Civic Precinct. Slow traffic; turn it into a shared space.  Activate the area between the Civic Hall and the Fire Station behind the cenotaph and connect it to adjoining spaces. Could be paved to create a public plaza with water feature, public artwork, artistic night lighting, shade trees, moveable tables/ chairs/ umbrellas for shade, to create spill-over space for the Civic Hall and an inviting public space where people can meet and socialise (eg at night after seeing a show,  or where CBD workers can have their lunch during the day etc). Review existing land uses in this precinct. Could be a hub for government agencies.

·        Bring some unity into the streetscape by using a consistent palette of materials for street elements (eg bollards, light poles, balustrades, street furniture)

·        Stuart Street developed as a tree-lined boulevard with upgraded footpaths and protected on-road cycle lanes. It becomes the primary north-south pedestrian/cycle thoroughfare in the town centre and links the Lomath Park recreational precinct to Heritage Park.

·      Upgrade the public footpaths to be wider, an even surface, more disability friendly etc.

 

9       Intersection treatments to improve safety for pedestrians and cars at all intersections along the full length of Tincogan, Burringbar and Fern Streets as well as the following junctions: Argyle/ Prince Sts, Argyle/ Station Sts

 

 

4       Argyle Street Entry Threshold Treatment – Prepare a streetscape plan to enhance the entry to the town centre between the Rail Corridor and Station St with upgraded footpaths, protected on-road cycle path, road surface treatment, street trees and landscaping to create a sense of arrival and enclosure to slow cars down and enable pedestrians to safely cross Argyle and Station Streets when walking into town from home or from the new peripheral  carparking areas in the Rail Corridor.

 

8       Prepare a ‘Landscape Plan for Streetscape Improvements’ to Burringbar Street  – footpaths widened, parallel parking, shade trees & garden beds installed, traffic speed reduced to 20km/hr, creation of shared zone/s with road surface treatment/ paving. Very low traffic speed enables pedestrians to cross safely anywhere in the street and creates a safe environment for cyclists to ride on the road.

 

10     Streetscape Improvements to Dalley Street  to enhance the function and amenity of: (1) the existing ceremonial space in front of the cenotaph and (2) the new ‘Civic Precinct’  to be developed between Dalley and Gordon Streets.

 

12     Boulevard treatment to full length of Stuart Street

 

·        Street Tree Planting Plan

·        Reinstate the shop front awnings to provide shade to footpaths especially on southern side of Burringbar St.

·        Council to provide incentives and work with the property owners to try and get CBD buildings with inactive frontages modified so that they present a more active facade to the street.

Public Domain – Parks & Open Spaces

·        Apex Park – playground highly used. Only park to service homes in Precincts 4 & 1.

·        Connections between the town centre and  the river

·        Rail Corridor is vacant unused land in prime position close to town centre

·        Parks generally are poorly designed and maintained; lack of amenities

·        Poor sense of arrival in town centre.

·        Park at side/ rear of Council Chambers greatly under-utilised.

·        Fences along the rail line restricting use of the space.

·        Council’s recent sale of the Telstra site. This land should be bought back as public parkland. It is an important pedestrian link from the CBD through to the Rail Corridor. It is also the entry point into the town centre.

·        Upgrade Apex Park – it is highly used but bedraggled. Need better design , more interesting play equipment, needs night lighting, tables, seating, softfall not bark, more shade.

·        Review fencing along the rail corridor and remove barriers to pedestrian movement and use of this space.

·        Moveable tables and chairs in the park next to the Council Chambers for CBD workers to use. Create a shady piazza integrated with Apex Park. Pop-up café/ shops.

·        Turn the Station Building into a café. Station platform could be used as a stage - Mullum music festival.

·        Pop-up café on the river (eg Heritage Park)

·        Opportunity to integrate the proposed new social housing development in Station St located between the Council carpark and the pre-school, with the open space in the rail corridor - potential for a community garden, shaded seats, tables and BBQ facilities for use by residents.

5       Prepare a Masterplan for the integrated redevelopment of Apex Park, the Rail Corridor and the Council owned land on both sides of Argyle Street, as a signature public parkland for Mullumbimby incorporating:

Ø  entry treatment In Argyle St, peripheral carparking areas, pedestrian and cycle paths, community gathering spaces, children’s playspace/s, public art, performance space, outdoor cinema, pop-up shops, shaded seats, tables and high quality landscaping. Remove the fences and connect the spaces!!

Ø  restoration and repurposing of the railway station building and stationmaster’s cottage

Ø  redesign of Apex Park to integrate it with the Rail Corridor and the public space next to the Council Chambers.  Remove the fences and connect the spaces. Thin the vegetation to improve visual connections. 

Ø  consider how the Council building can integrate with the new Rail Corridor Park – the internal courtyards/ staff room outdoor area could link to the parklands with shaded tables and seats for workers to have their lunch

Ø  identify best location for an outdoor cinema.

 

16   Council and North Coast Community Housing to ensure that design of the proposed new social housing development in Station Street is well integrated with the new Rail Corridor Parklands. Potential for a community garden, shaded seats, tables and BBQ facilities for use by these residents and others in the local area.

 

Community Facilities

·        Great Neighbourhood Centre

·        1 Childcare centre in this precinct

 

·        Lack of public transport

·        Lack of childcare services

·        High number of homeless. Need shower facilities for homeless

·        Public toilet block (near Poinciana) is dark and scary.

·        Youth Centre at the Station Building.

·        Better support for community transport

·        Need more public transport (to Byron, Tweed, Lismore)

·        Need volunteers to home deliver groceries & medicines

·        New public toilets required in a central location in town centre. As part of the upgrade include end of trip facilities for cyclists (showers and lockers) which can also be used by the homeless.

Land Uses

 

13 Council to re-acquire the old Telstra site (Lot 1 DP435267) for community use as part of the new public parklands in the Rail Corridor. The land provides an important link for pedestrian movement between the town centre and the Rail Corridor Parklands. Additional land is needed to allow adequate space for (1) restoration and redevelopment of the historic Stationmaster’s cottage with associated outdoor spaces and carparking, as well as (2) installation of pedestrian and cycle path connections from Station St into the rail corridor, (3) vegetation buffer to Woolworths carpark/new by-pass road/ peripheral carparking areas and (4) landscaping along Argyle St to enhance town entry.

High demand for mixed use (commercial + residential OR industrial + residential)

13 Council to re-acquire the old Telstra site (Lot 1 DP435267) for community use as part of the new Rail Corridor Parklands.

Culture – Public Art

 

 

·        Art bin – use art materials for free

·        Graffiti walls in laneways and elsewhere

·        Public art on the Council Office Building. Panels facing the rail line and Apex Park.

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Culture – Events

 

 

·        Council to engage professional buskers

·        Create a music space for youth

·        Town centre events to promote the pedestrian eg Car free Fridays in the main street.

 

 

Culture – Heritage/History

 

 

 

 

Sustainability

·        No recycling bins

·        This community already doing a lot of good things re energy efficiency

 

 

·        Solar panels on Council buildings/ assets.

Natural Environment

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·        Palm trees are not safe. Leaves dropping in the middle of the roads. Seeds on footpaths slippery. Also high cost for Council to maintain due to their height.

 

·      Street tree planting using species native to Mullum.

Economy

·        High number of entrepreneurs

·        Vacant shops along the main streets.

·        Limited night life

·        No Tourist Information

·        High numbers of low income visitors (eg backpackers, unemployed youth) who do not contribute much to the visitor economy

·        Encourage development of more business incubator spaces. Possible locations could be:

o   Council and Crown owned precinct behind the Civic Hall in Gordon St

o   Council owned land around the Council Chambers

o   Town centre pop-up shops

o   Rail Corridor

o   Ross St Industrial Area

·        Close Burringbar St for night events –eg long table dinner, food markets, live music. Could be fundraiser for placemaking initiatives.

·        Review of Council controls inhibiting development of  wellness centres

·        Cinema

·        Visitor Economy. Firstly need to undertake a study to understand:

o   Who are the visitors?

o   Where do they come from (Gold Coast/ surrounding suburbs)?

o   Where do they go to (Farmers Markets, shops, cafes)?

·        Develop the Telstra site or the stationmaster’s cottage into a Visitor Information Centre.

·        Promote the Mullum brand – made locally and from sustainable materials

 

 


 

Mullumbimby Precinct 2 Table

updated (in red) October 2017 following ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing values and functions to protect:

Issues:

Future directions:

Actions/opportunities:

Heritage

·        Protect the ‘old’ part of town with its heritage buildings.

 

·        Tighter restrictions on conserving heritage buildings and backyard sizes.

·        Review and extend the Heritage Conservation Area and develop heritage conservation guidelines. Consider tighter restrictions to conserve heritage buildings and large backyards.

 

Built Form

 

·        Woolworths building and car park are very unattractive, isolated and disconnected from town. It feels unsafe with the high walls and ‘big brother’ security cameras. Very poor urban design outcome for a major development in town.

·        The Ross Industrial Estate. Mixed feelings whether it should have ever been allowed to be built. It directly adjoins the river and a residential area with no buffers provided to either.

·        Encourage artisan’s sheds, studios and workshops fronting onto rear laneways.

·        Review development controls to ensure  artisan’s sheds, studios and workshops fronting onto rear laneways are enabled.

·        Flexible use shipping containers in rail corridor land – potential as business incubator spaces, artist studios, affordable houses.

Housing

 

·        Visual impacts of raising of buildings above the flood level  in heritage conservation areas. Secondary dwellings higher than the main house goes against heritage conservation principles.

·        Should we be allowing residential infill in flood prone areas given climate change? Or should we

·        Opportunity to develop a masterplanned urban village in the rail corridor to demonstrate  some well -designed affordable small homes with integrated green spaces, community gardens etc. This new development could be three storeys in height and designed to reflect the timber and rail history.

3      Masterplanned urban village in the Rail Corridor - Medium density housing in the rail corridor with some display homes to demonstrate excellence in architectural and landscape design. Could incorporate a three storey multi-unit development  and/or demountable tiny homes with private bathrooms and communal kitchens and outdoor space/ community gardens etc.

 

·        Investigate feasibility of developing  ‘Leaf Land’ as a camping area with amenities block, to address homelessness.

·        Tiny demountable homes in rail corridor along Prince Street and north of Woolies. Units in this area could have

Access and Movement

·        Protect the Boat Ramp at Heritage Park.

·        Uncontrolled parking at Heritage Park.

·        Traffic speed in residential laneways is too fast and unsafe for the local children to play in the street.

·        Many traffic accidents at the junction of Dalley and Tincogan Streets and is difficult/ unsafe for pedestrians to cross.

·        Dalley Street is very wide; difficult for  pedestrians to cross;

·        Need to improve pedestrian/ cycle pathways to local schools.

·        Reduced speed limits down in residential laneways.

·        Provide pedestrian/ cycle links between Rail Corridor, Leaf Land and Valances Road via existing rail bridge.

·        Cyclepath link  Mullumbimby to Brunswick Heads

·        Intersection treatment to all road junctions along Tincogan Street

·        More parking control of the Heritage Park area.

 

·        Update Council’s Bicycle and Footpath Plans with a new staged strategy for Mullumbimby which focuses on providing walk/ cycle pathway connections from residential areas to/from the town centre as well as to local schools (Mullumbimby Public School, St Johns Catholic School and Mullumbimby High School). Other considerations:

o   Connect town centre to ‘Leaf Land’ and Valances Rd site via a cycle and pedestrian path.

o   Regional rail trail - connec Mullumbimby to Brunswick Heads and Tweed.

 

·        Intersection treatments to all 5 road junctions along Tincogan Street to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles:

o   Brunswick Tce/ Tincogan,

o   Gordon  St/ Tincogan,

o   Dalley St/ Tincogan,

o   Stuart St/ Tincogan,

o   Station St/ Tincogan

o   as well  as Prince St/ Tincogan for creation of town bypass

 

5   Peripheral car parking areas in the Rail Corridor with access via Prince Street. Carparks to be landscaped with WSUD, shade trees and grass paver surfacing and drect pathway connections to Burringbar St.

 

6   Acquisition of land to widen Tincogan Street to enable protected cyclepaths and footpaths to be built on both sides of the road.

 

15   Town bypass north - route down Prince Street through Woolworths carpark and out onto Tincogan St.

 

Public Domain – Streetscapes

·        Conserve the rear lanes and the soft edges to streets eg swale drains, no kerb/gutter and street trees. This contributes to the country town character.

 

 

·        Woolworths development created an inactive “dead area” street frontage to Station St. Major carpark segregates  Woolworths from the rest of town.

·        Need to link all the open space areas

·        Prepare guidelines to help developers conserve the streetscape when building secondary dwellings in heritage conservation areas (eg appropriate drainage & road treatments )

 

10  Laneway conservation guidelines and maintenance plan – Council to prepare guidelines so that developers conserve the character of rear laneways (unsealed, no kerb & gutter, swale drains, appropriate fencing). Maintenance plan to consider movement, parking, resurfacing, greenery (sedge planting, street trees) , fencing, rear sheds, maintenance, drainage.

 

7   Stuart Street pedestrian boulevard - Stuart St is developed as a grand avenue with large street trees, footpaths upgraded, and protected on-road cycle lanes in both directions. This becomes the main east-west thoroughfare for pedestrians and cyclists connecting Heritage Park to Lomath Park.

Public Domain – Parks & Open Spaces

·        Heritage Park.

·        Play space in Heritage Park

·        Heritage Park provides a connection between the River and town.

·        Vegetation in Heritage Park.

·        Poor condition of Heritage Park. It lacks definition and design. No facilities and lack of maintenance. This neglect has made it a hangout for ‘sketchy’ people and it feels unsafe. The park is highly valued by the locals due to its connection to the river but is greatly under-utilised. Issues at Heritage Park include:

o   lack of shade

o   uncontrolled  parking causing erosion

o   no toilets, seats, picnic shelters, BBQ facilities - no facilities generally

o   poor quality of paths connecting Heritage Park to the town centre and throughout the park itself

 

·        The Council owned lot located behind the Ross Industrial Estate (known as The Leaf Land) is currently being utilised by homeless people and illegal campers. Who also use Heritage Park making it feel unsafe for local children and families to use.

·        Youth hang out in the Rail Corridor on northern side of Woolies. Could create a youth space here with graffiti wall.

·        Heritage Park is too tucked away to be a central Mullumbimby Park/green space.

·        Leaf Land – install road access and amenities block to service the high number of homeless people living in cars/vans. This site could also become a community garden space to help feed them.

·        Connect the Heritage Park walk with a wider town centre loop walk/trail.

·        Opportunity to create a youth space with free wi-fi, all-weather covered area, tables, seats, shade, graffiti wall (on Woolworths building?).

1       Redevelopment of Heritage Park -  The community highly value Heritage Park as it connects to the river. Redevelopment of the park to: create an attractive pedestrian entry off the Stuart Street boulevard; formalise carparking; emphasise connection to the river with a viewing platform or jetty; BBQ facilities and picnic shelters; public toilets; water based natural play space for children; disabled access; small community garden; boat ramp; exercise equipment circuit; pop-up café; recycling bins & dog waste bins; and increased maintenance.

 

9       Explore potential for the Council owned ‘Leaf Land’ to be developed. Suggestions for future use:

o   camping area for homeless; install amenities block

o   community garden or social enterprise market garden (to help train, employ and feed homeless people)

o   caravan park

o   public park

o   revegetate the whole area

o   cyclepath links to Valances Road via the old rail bridge

 

·        Develop a walking loop around the town centre - Circuit to include Palm Park/ Heritage Park/ Rail Corridor/ Lomath Park/ Swimming Pool. Develop a pamphlet or app to guide tourists; could be a heritage and/or sculpture trail.

Community Facilities

 

·        Lack of facilities at Heritage Park.

·        Lack of facilities for youth/ teenagers.

·        The grassed area north of Woolworths is used by the youth to hang out.

·        Anglican Church land is under-utilised. Conserve it’s context. Explore options for additional community uses.

·        Youth Centre located in the space next to Woolworths.

·        Anglican Church - Ideas for other uses:

o   hall hire for classes - yoga, karate, dancing, playgroup etc

o   children’s playspace

o   park with seats/ tables

o   small community garden

o   youth space

4   Develop a youth space north of Woolworths with free wi-fi, all-weather covered area, tables, seats, shade, graffiti wall (potentially on the wall of the Woolworths building).

 

 

13 Council to liaise with Anglican Church about potential for additional community uses.

 

Land Uses

 

·        Small scale industrial processing at Ross industrial Complex is incompatible with the surrounding residential land use and there is a lack of buffering to the river.

·        Land use conflict -  As the town has grown, the light industrial businesses in Tincogan St now conflict with the adjoining residential and commercial uses. These uses should be relocated to the industrial estate and the sites redeveloped for mixed use.

·        Opportunity for new two-storey housing accessed via laneways. Could be secondary dwellings or land could be subdivided into small lots.

·        Mixed use and tiny homes in Rail Corridor

11     Medium density housing – Council to review DCP and prepare guidelines for new two-storey medium density housing accessed via laneways to ensure new development fits with heritage character and maintains the character of the laneways.

 

14     Relocate light industrial businesses in Tincogan St (Automotive repair shop, Power tool supplier, Motorcycle & jetski supplier) to the industrial estate and redevelop these lots for mixed use.

Culture – Public Art

 

 

 

 

Culture – Events

 

 

 

 

Culture – Heritage/History

 

 

 

 

Sustainability

 

 

 

 

Natural Environment

·        Diverse natural environment – mangroves to rainforest, river and creeks, links to Brunswick Heads.

·        Lost original natural vegetation along the riverbanks.

·        Connect Heritage Park with the river and highlight its relationship to the river.

8      Brunswick River riparian corridor revegetation / rehabilitation - Support Landcare to continue the important work of reinstating the vegetated riparian buffer to the Brunswick River corridor. Important for bank stabilisation, to control erosion, improve water quality, and as habitat and movement corridor for native animals.

Economy

·        Woolworths and its carpark.

·        A bad location for an industrial development being a lot that adjoins a sensitive environmental area (river) and a residential area.

·        Ross Industrial Estate – develop as incubator space for new businesses & artist studios. Make it for creative industries – creative hub. Local employment and business land. Allow display and retail space in this area too.

·        Could incorporate pop up shipping containers in rail corridor land and have retail space on the street frontage. And have a space for community and youth use.

2       Ross Industrial site developed as a Creative Hub - Shipping containers as low cost, pop-up incubator spaces for new businesses and studio spaces for artists, musicians etc.  Incorporate exhibition space and a retail outlet on the street frontage. Opportunity to extend into the railway corridor.

Mullumbimby Precinct 3 Table

updated (in red) October 2017 following ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing values and functions to protect:

Issues:

Future directions:

Actions/opportunities:

Heritage

·        Heritage Values of the town.

·        Heritage Conservation Area

·        Individual buildings - heritage items (residential and commercial)

·        Leave some of the big yards intact around the heritage homes.

·        Conserve the rear laneways and streets with wide green verges.

 

 

 

Built Form

·        Great character buildings on the western side of Dalley Street, most with attractive frontages too, such as the Community Centre, Civic Hall, Court House, and Police Station.

·        Building heights single storey fronting residential streets.

 

·        Opportunity for 2 storey small houses fronting rear laneways.

·        Opportunity to redevelop key sites in town centre for mixed use (residential + commercial). Could have 2 storey at street frontage with a third storey setback.

·        Opportunity to activate the land at the rear of the Police Station that is currently unused. The land is owned by NSW Police Force and Crown Land.

 

·        Opportunity to redevelop key sites in town centre for mixed use (residential + commercial).

·        Council to liaise with NSW Police Force and Crown Land about activating the land at the rear of the Police Station that is currently unused.

 

Housing

·        Heritage houses

 

·        Need for greater diversity in housing forms. Need more small dwellings (1 &2 bedroom).

·        Medium density housing off laneways (2 storey). Could be secondary dwellings or land subdivided into small lots.

5   Medium density housing off laneways (2 storey)

Access and Movement

·        Federation Bridge.

 

·        Footpaths generally not accessible for mobility impaired

·        Dalley Street is very wide, making it difficult for pedestrians to cross. Need to improve the mid-block crossing point in front of the Community Centre and the Civic Hall.

·        Need to improve the pedestrian access from the town centre to the Byron Community College (on the corner of Burringbar st and Gordon st) as it is becoming more popular and highly used.

·        Safety issues at the intersection of Tincogan Street and Brunswick Terrace and the approach to Federation Bridge. Very difficult for pedestrians to cross at peak times; very unsafe for children trying to get to school. They need to be able to cross the road as the footpath is only on one side of the bridge (northern side).

 

·        Link all the spaces. Provide better pedestrian connections between public spaces and parts of town.

 

4       Reduce traffic speeds to 20km/hr and create a shared zone in Dalley Street between Burringbar and Tincogan Streets. 

 

1     Intersection treatment at junction of Tincogan St/ Brunswick Tce and up to Federation Bridge. Improve pedestrian safety; install pedestrian crossings.

 

2       Install a new footbridge (walk/ cycle only) to provide a direct link from the Pine Avenue residential area into town and to the primary school and high school.

 

8 & 12      Peripheral carparking areas: (1) in River Terrace and (2) in Brunswick Terrace adjacent to Palm Park; both parking areas to have shade trees and garden beds incorporated to break up the expanse of parked cars and provide shade.

 

Public Domain – Streetscapes

·        Important ceremonial space on road in front of Ex-Services Club and the cenotaph.

·        Retain the wide green road verges, swale drains and rear laneways. The wide streets, unformed edges (no kerb & guttering) and swale drains are part of the heritage character and should be retained. They are WSUD friendly.

·        Visual connections to Brunswick River

·        Lack of signage especially on Dalley St and Tincogan St.

·        Lack shade along footpaths Dalley St.

·        Need to improve drainage in some areas eg around the pre-school.

·        Tree planting along streets for shade and visual effect.

·        Verges have potential to be developed as community gardens.

·        Link the CBD to the river - redevelop Council owned land cnr Dalley & Gordon Sts connecting to Palm Park as a shaded piazza/ lunch space with moveable chairs/ tables and end of trip facilities for cyclists (showers, toilets, bike racks, lockers).

 

·        Create a civic precinct in Dalley Street. Activate the outdoor spaces around the Civic Memorial Hall, Fire Station and Police Station. Develop the whole block between Dalley and Gordon Streets as a series of linked public spaces for community use. Link the precinct to the river via the Council owned land corner of River Drive. Challenge existing uses (Council, Police, RFS, Dept Heath) and consider repurposing some buildings.

3       Masterplan for a new Civic Precinct between Dalley and Gordon Streets – Council to partner with the other government agencies who own the land (Council, Police, RFS, Dept Health, Crown Lands) to develop an integrated masterplan for the precinct including a review of existing uses.  Potential to activate the unused land at the sides and rear of buildings and to repurpose buildings. Could re-develop as gallery/ exhibition spaces, youth hub, pop-up shops, wine bar/cafes opening out onto a series of linked and well-designed public spaces with trees and greenery, seating, public art, water features and artistic night lighting.  Aim to enhance the function and amenity of the ceremonial space around the cenotaph;  provide spill-out space for the existing venues (Civic Hall, Ex-Services Club over the road, Community Centre); and provide an inviting new public space where people can meet and linger before or after a show at night as well as during the day. Provide strong pedestrian connections between this precinct and the Community College, Palm Park and the River.

 

4       Streetscape improvements in Dalley Street - Install street trees, garden beds, lighting, street furniture, artwork, reduce the length of the pedestrian crossings, reduce car speeds.  Council to encourage property owners to modify buildings in Dalley St which have inactive frontages, as these create dead zones in the street.

 

11     Street Tree Planting Plan for all residential and commercial streets

 

Public Domain – Parks & Open Spaces

·        Public open space along the river

·        Palm Park - The proximity to the town. Connection to the river. Lunch areas for the public to enjoy.

·        Paths along the river for recreational walking – high amenity

·        Heritage Park.

 

·        Need for more shade at Palm Park. The trees are a visible barrier to the river. High school students commented that ‘Sketchy’ people hang out at the park.

·        Heritage Park lacks definition and design.

·        Locals would like better connections between the CBD and the river.

·        Council to better maintain green spaces.

·        Palm Park – install BBQs, picnic shelters, public toilets. Good location for BBQs as can park close by.

·        Palm Park could be connected to Heritage Park through a trail. This trail could also link it with the town. Sculpture walk?

·        Bridge across river at Palm Park linking to cyclepath in Precinct 7 (Pine Ave area)

·        The Council owned land on the corner of River Dr and Burringbar St provides both visual and pedestrian links to the river from the town centre. The existing Scout Hall could be relocated to a recreational precinct (eg  Lomath Park or the sportsfields near the industrial estate). The building was the original Bowling Club however it has already lost its heritage context as it was moved to its current location and the floor raised above the flood level.  The building has inactive frontages and impacts negatively on the the amenity and function of the public domain. Scouting activities would be more appropriately located in a park/ recreational precinct than in the CBD. 

·        Palm Park and the end of Heritage Park (near Federation Bridge) are popular lunch spots for workers from the CBD, tradespeople, drivers and other workers. Located on the waterfront with carparking close-by these are both suitable locations for BBQs and picnicking. More shade is needed.

·        Create some smaller lot Community Gardens at Palm Park and Heritage Park

·        Would like to see some more flower gardens in the parks.

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6 & 9   Prepare a  ‘Masterplan for Heritage Park’ (refer Precinct 1 Table for details)

 

10   Upgrade the boat ramp.

 

7     Prepare a  ‘Masterplan for Palm Park’ to consider: possible removal of Scout Hall; redevelopment of the Council owned land to create an attractive entry to Palm Park off Burringbar Street with links to the new Civic Precinct and the Community College; new cyclepaths; footbridge over the river; picnic shelters, night lighting, public art, angle carparking; and end of trip facilities for cyclists (as this is a junction where cycle paths from the north, south and east converge).

·        Adult sport exercise equipment in Heritage Park.

 

Community Facilities

·        The Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

·        Protect the core traditional civic functions/groups.

·        Pre-school

·        Tennis courts

·        Preschools - in Tincogan and Station Streets

·        Community would like to see a more defined purpose for community use.

·        Need more child care services/ pre-schools. Regional shortage.

·        Need public toilets (with baby changing and disabled access) in Heritage Park.

·        Youth hub within the Civic Precinct between Dalley and Gordon Streets.

 

Land Uses

 

 

 

 

Culture – Public Art

 

 

 

·        Complete the sculpture walk along the river – integrate it with masterplans for Palm Park, Heritage Park and the Rail Corridor.

Culture – Events

 

 

 

 

Culture – Heritage/History

 

·        No expression of indigenous cultural values – discuss opportunities with Aboriginal Advisory Committee?

 

·        Discuss with Aboriginal Advisory Committee – opportunities for expression of Aboriginal cultural values

Sustainability

 

 

 

 

Natural Environment

·        Protect green spaces.

·        Connections between CBD and the river

·        Palm Park has threatened species acacia.

·        Lack of funding for Landcare to finish the work they have been doing along the river and creeks.  

·        Need to improve the visual and pedestrian links to the river.

 

·        Enhance the visual and pedestrian links to the Brunswick River from the CBD. Could utilise Council owned land cnr Gordon and River Tce as a link. Demolish building and create a river focused public space/ extension of Palm Park. Link it to the civic/ government precinct in Gordon St.

·        Make the telecommunications tower look like a palm tree seeing as it is so close to Palm Park.

Economy

·        Small business incubator spaces near the Community College

·        Need more small incubator spaces for business start-ups

 

 

 

 



BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 2


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy                                                   13.6 - Attachment 2

 

Mullumbimby Precinct 4 Table

updated (in red) October 2017 following ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing values and functions to protect:

Issues:

Future directions:

Actions/opportunities:

Heritage

·    Protect the residential ‘old’ part of town including the houses east of the railway line.

 

 

·    Expansion of the Heritage Conservation Area to include character houses east of the Rail Corridor.

Built Form

·    Heritage conservation controls.

·    Heritage Housing Style. Low fences, gabled roofing, architectural detailing etc.

 

·    Wayfinding signage sensitively designed in a style that supports the heritage streetscape aesthetics.

·    Combination of Heritage and development.

Housing

·    Visitor accommodation - Existing caravan park/ camping area at sportsfields.

 

·    The industrial estate could incorporate mixed use buildings. There are current occupiers doing this anyway.

·    Creation of mixed use buildings and more affordable housing.

Access and Movement

 

·    Enhance Mullumbimby Road as the entry point into town.

·    Reduce the speed limit in lane ways to protect the safety of those using them. Children, bike riders, dog walkers, etc. Increased car access to secondary dwellings has left the lane ways unsafe and car dominated.

·    Improve cyclepath links to the primary school

·    Need a safe footpath to Uncle Tom’s. Mullumbimby Rd is currently very unsafe for pedestrians and cyclists.

·    Formalise existing town bypasses north and south

·    Potential for new town centre by-pass routes (north and south) in the longer term with contributions from developers as new greenfield areas are subdivided and developed. Potential southern by-pass route via James St and the new Ann St release area to Jubilee Terrace& Coolamon Scenic Drive.  Potential northern by-pass via Prince St to Tincogan St

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·    Formalise existing town bypasses north and south - review give-way signs so that through-traffic is given right of way on Tincogan Street and Fern Street.

 

·    Reduce the speed limit in lane ways

·    Pedestrian/ cycle path along Mullumbimby Rd to Uncle Toms (and continue to Brunswick Heads).

9      Upgraded pedestrian footpaths and new cyclepath links to the Mullumbimby Public School

Public Domain – Streetscapes

 

·    Manns Rd Sportsfields under-utilised; mowing/ maintenance costs.

·    Valances Road site - proposed development

2    Enhance the eastern entry into the town  -Create a green gateway at the entry point into the urban area by:

o Providing incentives for private landholders to revegetate private lands with native species (ie reinstate the Melaleuca forest)

o Council to plant street trees in the road reserve along Argyle Street.

11  Improve drainage in streets and laneways

Public Domain – Parks & Open Spaces

 

 

 

 

Community Facilities

 

 

 

·    Creation of a caravan park for long term visitors – possible location near the industrial estate.

 

Land Uses

3. Existing market garden that has recently been set up on private land off Argyle St is a great gateway/ town entry statement in keeping with local values.

 

·    Potential investigation area for new greenfield housing development south of Ann Street – refer draft Residential Strategy

3     Encourage market gardens on private land in this area – great gateway image.

 

4      Extension to the industrial estate allowing mixed use (light industrial + residential).

5       Opportunity for residential infill. Medium density housing at rear of existing lots with access via laneways.

 

6      Opportunity for subdivision of land for small lot housing.

 

7      Investigate suitability of land for future subdivision and development for residential housing and environmental protection along the creek. Development could incorporate a Seniors Living / Aged Care facility.

 

8      Potential for Caravan Park on Council owned land at sportsfield. Could incorporate mobile homes, tiny homes (demountable).

Culture – Public Art

 

 

 

 

Culture – Events

 

 

 

 

Culture – Heritage/History

 

 

 

 

Sustainability

 

 

 

 

Natural Environment

 

 

 

10   Install detention basins on private rural lands to help mitigate flooding in the urban area.

 

Economy

 

·    Need to expand the industrial estate. It is currently at capacity with a waiting list for people requesting use of a space.

 

·    Expansion of the industrial estate and/or new mixed use zones to meet demand for industrial lots.

 

 


 

Mullumbimby Precinct 5 Table

updated (in red) October 2017 following ‘Precincts Workshop’

 

Existing values and functions to protect:

Issues:

Future directions:

Actions/opportunities:

Heritage

·    The old hospital site.

·    Cemetery

·    Drill Hall

·    Heritage listed house on large lot adjacent to Lomath Park – access off Coolamon Scenic Dr

·    Museum – Bruns Valley Historical Society

 

 

 

Built Form

 

 

 

7    Bowling Club land. Council should acquire it and use part of the land to extend the swimming pool grounds. Remainder to be developed as housing (would need to be 2-storey above flood level).

 

8    Keep the Hospital Site for Community use. Community would like to input on its future use before it happens. Ideas include: Aged care facility, community hub, affordable housing for seniors and youth, innovation hub, supported housing, creative hub, mixed uses.

 

Housing

 

 

·    Hospital site for affordable social housing for young and old – eg. low income retirees and young people.

13    Potential new residential area - Land to be investigated for suitability for future subdivision and development for residential housing. Road and pathway links provided as part of the development.

 

Access and Movement

 

·    Parking and vehicle access to the sports fields.

·    Walking trail Maintenance.

·    Access to the Skate Park.

·    No pedestrian or cycle path links to the High School from surrounding  residential areas

·    No pedestrian or cycle path links to the Swimming Pool, Bowling Club, Lomath Park and Community Garden

·    Improve access and parking.

·    Design in pathway circuits for recreational walking and cycling

1    Extension of Stuart Street to provide access into Lomath Park, the Community Garden, the proposed Education Facility and any future residential development on Lot 22. Maintain boulevard treatment (protected cycleways and footpaths) along the full length of Stuart St as the primary north-south thoroughfare for pedestrian/ cycle movement. 

 

4   Cyclepath link along the creek  - connecting High School and Swimming Pool to Lomath Park & the Community Garden.

 

5   Negotiate with landowner regarding potential easement for public access for a walk/ cycle path and access over the existing bridge into town.

 

6    Potential sites for new pedestrian/ cycle bridges at either end of Coolamon Avenue. The bridges would connect the Coolamon Ave area to the High School, Swimming Pool and town centre and also to the Pine Avenue residential area. There was previously a bridge to the High School which was washed away during a flood.

 

10   Potential town bypass route south (long term) - built as part of new greenfield residential developments.

 

11  Town bypass south:

·    Review give-way signs to give through traffic along Fern St priority.

·    Install traffic calming to slow vehicles down in front of the High School and Swimming Pool on Jubilee Ave.

·    Potential new link via Prince Street instead of Station Street

 

19   Intersection treatment at the junction of Azalea St/ Jubilee Tce; may need a roundabout in the future.

 

Public Domain – Streetscapes

·    Fig Trees down Jubilee Avenue.

 

 

13  Enhance the front of the High School with:

Street trees and greenery

Traffic calming

Bus turn around bay

 

16   Enhance the southern entry to town with street trees and landscaping along Jubilee Ave.

 

Public Domain – Parks & Open Spaces

·    Recreation, organised sports and activities.

·    Skate Park.

·    Community Gardens.

·    Swimming pool.

·    Tennis courts

·    Informal Recreation – walking, dog walking.

·    Meeting Space.

 

·    Lomath Oval is currently under-utilised with no sporting agreements in place. Costs for Council to mow. Big open field with no embellishments and isolated with no cyclepath links. These attributes do not inspire people to use it.

·    The community gardens need more support. 

·    Play space is difficult to get to.

·    Anti-Social Behaviour.

·    No pathway to the skate park. Kids cannot skate to the skate park.

·    Flood prone land

·    Lack of shade in summer

 

·    Picnic Spaces.

·    Extension of Community Gardens.

·    More shade to skatepark

·    Develop a youth space

12  Lomath Park redeveloped (via s94 funds):

·    enhance the informal recreation opportunities

·    more shade trees, seating, walking paths

·    exercise circuit

·    skateable pathways to the skatebowl

·    bush tucker trail

·    removable housing, caravans, van parking

·    children’s playground

·    could become a ‘youth precinct’ with the creation of an indoor venue, free wifi, connection to schools with cycle and walk ways.

·    new formalised carparking spaces along Stuart Street (extension) and Byron Street

 

14 Provide skate-able pathway links to the skate park.  Potential for development as a youth hub

 

17  Walking/ cycling loop around town - Rail Corridor to Lomath Park to the Swimming Pool, then along Palm Park to Heritage Park and the river. Could incorporate a heritage walking trail and sculpture trail.

 

18  Connect the Community Garden to the creek

 

Community Facilities

·    The High School.

·    Mullumbimby Museum.

·    Swimming Pool.

·    Bowls Club.

·    Drill Hall Theatre

·    Council is mowing large areas of parkland that are not well-utilised (eg fields at Lomath Park and the sportsfields). Should the underutilised land be sold and more suitable land purchased for community use as open space? Or should the land be redeveloped for alternative uses?

 

2     New Education Facility (part of future development of  Lot 22). Ideas include:

TAFE college

Centre for innovation in sustainable living - associated with the community garden

Centre for use by high school students (vocational training, high performing students)