Help shape Kyneton’s town centre

Council is encouraging local landowners, business operators, residents and visitors to share their views on ways to improve access, safety and streetscapes in the Kyneton town centre.

The Kyneton Town Centre Urban Design Framework (UDF) will provide urban design direction for Kyneton’s streetscapes, public open spaces and buildings, focussed on the three main commercial streets: Mollison Street, High Street and Piper Street.

The first round of consultation will run from 18 January to 26 February 2021 with summary information delivered on the project to date and an online survey available for public comment.

Mayor, Cr Jennifer Anderson said consultation for the UDF will check if issues raised in previous consultations in recent years still reflects the community’s future priorities.

“We will be consulting in multiple stages during this project over 2021 to ensure that we capture the community’s vision for the town centre,” Cr Anderson said.

“As part of the first stage, we would like to know how people use the town centre; what they value most about how the streets look and feel; and what could be improved. This will help guide the look and feel of Kyneton into the future.”

“If you are a property owner, live or work in Kyneton, or are a regular visitor to the town centre, we want to hear from you,” Cr Anderson said.

Director Planning and Environment, Angela Hughes said Council’s strategic planning team will be contacting landowners and business operators in the UDF study area and encouraging their participation in various consultation activities.

“Face-to-face meetings as well as an online survey and community drop-in sessions at Kyneton Mechanics Institute are being planned for February 2021 to attract a range of views,” Ms Hughes said.

Other promotional methods will be used to reach residents and the business community including summary booklets in local newspapers, community newsletters and social media coverage, and staff will be available by email or phone to discuss individual concerns and ideas.

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