More open space parkland, new roads to connect Wallan and a shared trail are all highlights of the Draft King and Queen Street Precinct Masterplan which is now back on show.
Council took submissions on a first draft last year and, following feedback from the community, committed to more traffic mapping and investigated ways to keep traffic flowing through the area.
The results found that the proposed north-south connector road between Watson Street and William Street will be required to handle the amount of traffic in the area. The connector road will utilise part of existing open space at Wallan Community Park.
The Draft Masterplan proposes additional open space on the eastern side of this proposed road that will assist in compensating for the loss of any reserve land.
The Draft Masterplan proposes open space along Mittagong Creek and shows an off-road shared trail within the waterway and drainage reserve of Wallan Creek, as well.
The King and Queen Street Precinct has been identified to cater for residential growth. The draft plan includes considerations for:
- New open space park for the community at Mittagong Creek and between King Street and William Street
- New roads to link Watson Street and William Street to improve connectivity
- A shared footpath to connect the Community Park with Mittagong Creek and expand accessibility in Wallan
- More residential options for a growing community
To view the changes, head to Engaging Mitchell Shire or chat with our planning team at one of the drop-ins:
- Thursday 27 May 2021: 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Wallan Multi-Purpose Centre, Hadfield Park (42-80 Bentinck Street, Wallan VIC 3756)
- Wednesday 2 June 2021: 3:00pm – 6:00pm at Council Planning and Building Office (Level 1, 61 High Street, Wallan)
The precinct is bounded by Windham Street to the west, William Street to the north, Mittagong Creek to the east, and the Wallan Creek, Watson Street and existing development to the south.
The precinct was identified as a priority project area in the Wallan Structure Plan as it is located close to Wallan’s commercial hub, shopping centres, schools, Hume Freeway and Hudson Park.
This $50,000 consultation project is funded by the Victorian Planning Authority’s Streamlining for Growth program.
Submissions close Monday 7 June.