Project Background

An Elected Member budget bid was endorsed in 2020/2021, to investigate options to provide additional shade over the turf area at Henley Square. Council appointed Troppo Architects to develop options and concepts to further explore with our community.

A report was presented to the Asset Management Committee on Monday 15 March 2021, detailing the shade options.

A range of options have been contemplated including low cost/low impact personal shade, temporary retractable shade and permanent structures.

In thinking about the options consideration was given to the existing amenity and the impact on coastal views for the Henley Square traders and the general public. Other considerations include the extent of shade protection provided, operational complexity, safety, coastal weather extremes, security, initial capital costs and ongoing operational costs.

  • Delivery of a balance of turf and paved surfaces each of a scale appropriate for diverse and seasonal public activity
  • Ensure ongoing turf health
  • Hard paving being focal to areas flanked by buildings, for ease of tenant activity
  • Consideration of how existing shelters in the Square are designed to enable views beneath, through and above to the Gulf
  • Maintain visibility of the heritage buildings defining the Square

Shade Options and Consultation

Three options have been developed, and we are seeking your feedback. The options are outlined below, the complete options paper can be found in the document library.

  • Option 1- Umbrellas, additional shade through low cost/low impact personal or family shade.
  • Option 2 - Semi-permanent retractable shade erected on the turf area.
  • Option 3 - Permanent fixed shade.

We invite you to come along and speak with the architects and council staff at an information day to be held on Saturday 10 April 2021 commencing 11am until 1pm in Henley Square

Consultation will commence Friday 26 March 2021 and close at 5:00pm Friday 16 April 2021, feedback can be provided by completing the feedback form.

Following consultation, a report will be presented to Council on Tuesday 27 April 2021 detailing the consultation outcomes.

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Consultation

    Consultation commences Friday 26 March 2021 and closes 5:00pm Friday 16 April 2021.

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Report Preparation

    Staff are preparing a report on the consultation outcomes.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Report to Council

    A report will be presented to Council on Tuesday 27 April 2021 on the consultation outcomes and determination of budget requirements.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Final Outcomes

    Following report to Council and final endorsement a report will be presented to the Corporate Services Committee for budget requirements.