If you could reimagine your neighbourhood, what would it look like?
- More trees for shade?
- More green areas to cool the neighbourhood?
- Great local open spaces?
- Streets that are safe for cycling and walking?
- Places to meet and be social?
Your Neighbourhood Plan aims to boost the liveability of the Albert Park and Hendon neighbourhood by coordinating street improvements, recreation, greening, and resident health and safety.
This plan will celebrate the great things about your neighbourhood and look at new opportunities you would like to see now and in the future. We will look to partner with local community, link planned Council works in your neighbourhood, and connect with State infrastructure plans and private development activity.
Your Neighbourhood Plan is about making the most of opportunities.
We want to encourage your local streets to be "Living Streets" designed to prioritise people; whether it be as a walker, bike rider, driver or to create places to socialise with your family and neighbours. Local streets were once places where neighbours gathered and talked, they allowed kids to play without the feeling of being unsafe. These days, some streets can be car dominated, congested, and have little space for landscaping and activities where neighbours connect with one another.
Why the Albert Park and Hendon neighbourhood?
There are a number of reasons why we think Albert Park and Hendon can benefit from a Neighbourhood Plan.
- Living Streets Program- We are planning to upgrade a number of local streets in Albert Park in the next four years. Known as the "Living Streets Program", this program includes Glyde, Murray, May, Grace and Jervois Streets. We have consulted with people in these streets and ideas will be developed in mid 2021 and presented as part of Your Neighbourhood Plan. Refer to our Living Streets Program page for more information.
- High Summer Temperatures- Evidence shows that parts of Albert Park and Hendon have high summer temperatures that could be reduced if greening was a community priority. Refer to our Document Library for more information.
- Community Connections - Council would like to understand more about how you use the places in your neighbourhood. This includes places like local reserves, train stations, schools and churches. This information helps Council look at what we can do to build a strong local community.
- Potential Rezoning of Land- We are investigating the potential rezoning of an area of Albert Park to allow for a mix of residential and commercial development and revitalise this part of the neighbourhood. This land includes several blocks of land in the vicinity of Port Road, Glyde Street, Grace Street, Murray Street, May Street and West Lakes Boulevard. Refer to our Document Library for more information.
In December 2020 we asked 400 randomly selected residents in Albert Park and Hendon what they loved about living there and what they would like to see happen in the future. Click here to view the survey report.
More consultation activities will follow in the coming months during 2021
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