Draft Urban Design Framework
City of Boroondara
5th May 2003
Note: E-mail Copy:
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A FAILURE OF VISION.
In my submission the Working Group should withdraw the current Draft UDF on the grounds that::
1. The UDF outcomes to date display:
In summary I submit that, as a consequence of the above problems there
has been a complete failure of the vision for this site during Stage 1,
and that a new shared vision is required for Stage 2 that will address
the need for consensus for action.
C. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STAGE 2.
"Develop the KRS site as a world leader in combining the effective use of urban open space, heritage values, and new technology to deliver outcomes in personalised healthcare, education, commerce, and government by capturing the social and economic benefits of new forms of urban connectivity and residential services."
2. Use the State Government’s September 2002 UDF Practice Note guidelines to get Stage 1 practices and procedures back on track, and to ensure appropriate expert studies and site models are completed;
3. Implement an adequate and comprehensive community consultation process, with particular regard to the needs and requirements of KRS residents. Publicly available material on the Working Group’s website should include lists of all parties who consult with the Group, and copies of all submissions.
4. Identify the roles and requirements of potential development and funding partners with regard to (1) above.
5. Redraft the UDF in accord with the DOI
‘UDF Practice Note’, and include a staged development timeframe that
is first shown to be acceptable to all the current KRS residents and their
Extract: KRS UDF Preliminary Consultants’ Recommendations., 2002 (See: ATTACHMENT 3. in Fax Copy)
1. A detailed traffic study will be required to investigate all traffic
requirements and movement issues.
KRS Preliminary Site Report p.14. March 2002
2. An integrated study by the City of Boroondara of the original
Lunatic Asylum Reserve should be considered…. (p.22) Further the
role of this once continuous reserve is important in Melbourne’s history,
and its fragmentation is unfortunate. A more detailed study of the precinct
is warranted with a view to making its past as a reserve more apparent.
This may mean specific strategies to reconnect separated activities and
3. Connections and links to the Yarra north of Earl Street should be identified and also pursued where possible. (p.52)
KRS Morphology Study, Leigh Woolley, May 2002