- Capture, store and re-use of water within the built form and surrounding landscape
- Passive irrigation of garden beds and street trees via diverted stormwater
- Water re-use and detention to aid in reducing downstream impacts.
The Discussion Paper has been developed to consolidate the key issues, opportunities and challenges to be addressed in the development of Urban Design Framework for the Monash Boulevards. The paper builds on research and analysis that has been undertaken for the study area.
The Discussion Paper will be used in consultation with key stakeholders to help shape the draft Urban Design Framework.
The key strategic influence comes from the Monash Housing Strategy (2014), which identifies residential areas along both Boulevards as areas for potential growth and change. However, other strategic documents such as Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 (and the concept of 20 minute neighbourhoods) also guide the approach to the UDF.
The strategies support some of the key urban design pillars required to sustainably support higher housing densities, including:
The disconnect between the strategies and the detailed planning policy (mostly located within the planning zones, and lack of detailed design guidelines for built form) highlights the need for the UDF to bridge that gap between vision and delivery.
In addition to the Discussion Paper, more information about the zones and overlays that apply to the Boulevards is available in the Appendix - parts A & B.
The vision will include creating sustainable communities along the boulevards. There are several opportunities to create sustainable communities identified in the Discussion Paper for each of the themes listed below.
Each of the boulevards is broken up in to 6 sub-precincts based on their location and overlap with the accessible areas around activity centres.
There are specific issues and opportunities for each sub-precinct identified in the Discussion Paper.
The Discussion Paper includes a number of key issues and opportunities under the following topic areas:
The tabs below list the key questions that accompany each topic area.
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