Friday, July 26, 2024

Goulburn unveils CBD transformation project

Goulburn Mulwaree Council has announced the initiation of the CBD and Surrounds Transformation Project, aimed at revitalising the heart of the city while preserving its rich
heritage.

The project, led by the Council, aligns with the objectives outlined in its Local Strategic
Planning Statement and Urban and Fringe Housing Strategy.

The proposed changes include amendments to the Goulburn Mulwaree Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan. Council says the changes seek to promote residential development within the Central Business District and medium-density residential areas on its perimeter.

Key objectives of the transformation project include enhancing foot traffic in the CBD to bolster local businesses, fostering a vibrant streetscape, and increasing housing diversity, with a focus on smaller units and apartments to improve affordability.

“Despite the ambitious scope, the project is mindful of Goulburn’s historic character, particularly within the Goulburn City Heritage Conservation Area. Through a careful balance of development and preservation, the project aims to uphold the city’s identity as Australia’s first inland city,” Council said in a statement.

The proposed amendments will be concentrated in four key areas: the CBD Core (Goulburn Central), the Northern Gateway Precinct, the Southern Gateway Precinct, and the Mixed-Use Edge.

Upon completion of further technical assessments and drafting, a subsequent report will be presented to Council for endorsement to proceed to a Gateway Determination.

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