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The City of Greater Geelong is seeking community feedback to inform the draft Pakington Street (Geelong West) and Gordon Avenue UDF.

The draft UDF focuses on short-term street improvements and long-term renewal projects. Guiding future investment, development and design decisions in three distinct precincts - the Heritage Core (retail and activity centre), Pakington North and Gordon Avenue.

We want to hear from local residents, business owners and regular visitors / shoppers about three key overarching themes in the draft UDF:

  • Addressing population growth and increasing housing mix - deals with proposed infill development and additional building heights.
  • Increasing the mix of uses and activities - deals with proposed changes to land use and encouraging mixed use developments.
  • Improving the public realm for everyone - deals with proposed street upgrades and renewal projects.

The City invites all members of the community to make an online submission through this page, via email to planningstrategy@geelongcity.vic.gov.au or by writing to us at PO Box 104, Geelong, VIC 3220.

Over the past weeks, we have received 75 submissions (online, written and email) and have had conversations with over 50 members of the community.

In order to build on this and ensure the wider community have an opportunity to comment on the draft UDF, we are extending the consultation period until Monday 31st of August, 2020.


WHAT WE’VE HEARD SO FAR

Read the statements below.They relate to what we have heard during the Stage 2 Engagement so far.

Do you ‘agree’ (thumbs up) or ‘disagree’ (thumbs down)?


13 August, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Match the provision of infrastructure to population growth. ”

13 August, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Prioritise projects that deliver benefits to the wider community.”

13 August, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Provide better connections to and from central Geelong through Gordon Avenue. ”

13 August, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Minimise the loss of overall car parking. ”

13 August, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Improve the overall quality and safety of footpaths”

13 August, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Improve transport options by increasing provisions for walking, cycling and public transport.”

13 August, 2020

Anonymous says:

“All forms of transport – walking, cycling, public and private transport – should be integrated and safe.”

13 August, 2020

Anonymous says:

“All areas should be accessible and inclusive, regardless of gender, age, ability and background.”

13 August, 2020

Anonymous says:

“There is potential for buildings up to 6 storeys along Gordon Ave, with taller buildings closer to the station and Central Geelong. ”

13 August, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Make no change to the existing heritage overlays. ”

13 August, 2020

Anonymous says:

“All new developments should carefully consider the needs of existing residents.”

13 August, 2020

Anonymous says:

“There is a lot of potential to improve the mix of uses, buildings and public spaces in the Gordon Avenue and Pakington precincts. ”

13 August, 2020

Anonymous says:

“There is no need to improve Gordon Avenue and Pakington Street.”


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