Community engagement outcomes
The engagement findings have been compiled and you can download a copy of the report here. An item related to this project will be considered by Committee on Wednesday 18 November followed by Ordinary Council on Wednesday 25 November 2020.
We received 24 submissions and spoke to around 25-30 people at the Talk to a Planner information session. We know that the West End is a unique, beautiful and special area highly valued by the community. There is strong community support for preserving the heritage of the area and for ensuring good quality, sensitive design.
Many respondents agreed in principle with the objectives of the policy, however there were differing views on whether the proposed policy would be able to achieve these objectives. A number of respondents wanted to see more images and examples used and for more clarity to be provided in certain areas.
There were differing views on the proposed potential scheme amendment, with some in support of removing the setback requirement and many opposed. There was some confusion about this aspect and general concern around building height and additional storeys.
In response to the feedback received, a series of changes to the policy have been proposed to provide clarity and make the document more user friendly. The changes are outlined in the agenda item and a copy of the proposed policy is available in the agenda attachments.
Consultation has concluded.
Council gave final approval of Local Planning Policy 3.21 at its November 2020 meeting. The policy was formally adopted on 11 December 2020, and now forms part of the City’s planning policy manual.