Tuesday, May 28, 2024

City of Kingston feedback to shape future of Chelsea

City of Kingston Council says it is keen to hear from the community as it continues work to shape the future of the suburb of Chelsea.

Mayor, Jenna Davey-Burns says This is Chelsea is all about developing a structure plan for the Chelsea Activity Centre that incorporates community values, builds on the best of the suburb, and sets out an exciting vision for its future.

“We received some really valuable feedback in the first phase of this project, but due to the accelerated timeframes for the Chelsea, Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossing removals, and the pandemic, we were unfortunately forced to put things on hold,” the Mayor said.

“Now it’s all systems go, and we want our community who have been along for the journey to give us the local update on what is needed in Chelsea.

“You told us the key things you love and value about Chelsea and want to see protected in the future.”

These were:

  • The beach and seaside lifestyle;
  • The coastal village feel of the centre;
  • The parks, wetlands, and open spaces;
  • Proximity to shops, transport, and the beach;
  • Sense of community and community connection.

“With the State Government projects now completed, we’re keen to hear about any new issues or opportunities that also need to be considered as part of the plan,” said Mayor Davey-Burns.

Longbeach Ward Councillor, Georgina Oxley said Chelsea was the heart of the local community.

“But I’ve heard from locals that it needs some investment and revitalisation,” she said.

“We want to hear from you what the future of Chelsea should look like, and I encourage every local to get involved and provide your thoughts and ideas throughout this consultation.”

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