What is the budget allocated to this project?
A budget of $4 million has been allocated by Council to commence works in mid 2014. To complete works is in the order of $8 million, Council will stage the works while seeking funding support to see the delivery of the plan.
Is there a Community Reference Group?
Yes. To ensure community involvement, the Henley Precinct Community Reference Group (HPCRG) was established in early 2012. This group is open to any member of the community and meets monthly to discuss opportunities and actions to improve the Henley precinct. For more information about this group, contact Ali on 8408 1306 or email email@example.com
What consultation has been done to date?
Following community consultation in late 2011 including community workshops and an Open Day, Council has adopted a precinct approach to ensuring integration of the development of Henley including revitalisation of the Square and transport and parking improvements.
To ensure community involvement, the Henley Precinct Community Reference Group (HPCRG) was established in early 2012. This group is open to any member of the community and meets monthly to discuss opportunities and actions to improve the Henley precinct.
The HPCRG helped to develop the criteria and the brief for the Henley Square Urban Design Competition, based on previous community consultation. Council appointed an independent expert Jury to assess design entries against these criteria.
The Henley Square Urban Design Competition was a two stage competition targeting design professionals from across Australia. In summary:
- In Stage 1 of the competition, the jury received 49 entries and shortlisted 3 for further development.
- In Stage 2, the HPCRG provided comments to the jury on the expanded plans prepared by the 3 shortlisted entrants.
The jury awarded the winning entry to T.C.L and Troppo. Council has subsequently appointed T.C.L and Troppo to consult with the community to:
- refine the winning entry
- integrate outcomes of the Henley Transport and Parking Plan (HTPP) including street treatments, gateway entry statements, parking, taxi stands, bicycle parking and bus shelters. The HTPP was developed in consultation with the community over the last 9 months.