The State Government’s recent stakeholder workshop and a community expo gave Albany locals the opportunity to comment on the draft vision and concept plans for Spencer Park.
This second phase of engaging locals and obtaining their input in the Growing Spencer Park urban renewal project will help guide the preparation of a Local Development Plan to go to the City of Albany later this year.
The plan will inform future improvements and development in a precinct surrounding the Spencer Park Shopping Centre – including Spencer Park Primary School, Bellingham Street and part of Hillman Street.
It will show the types of buildings that may be built, as well as streetscapes, design elements, open space and links to nearby areas. The Department of Communities will deliver the Growing Spencer Park project in partnership with the City of Albany and the Great Southern Development Commission.
The project aims to improve the area’s liveability while providing a mix of modern housing for people who want to call Spencer Park home. More information is available at Growing Spencer Park and public comment is open until March 29, 2019.
Information boards are also available at the Spencer Park Shopping Centre and at City of Albany offices. Department of Communities staff will also be available at the Spencer Park Shopping Centre to answer questions between 1pm and 3pm on Thursdays.
As noted by Housing Minister Peter Tinley:
“In November 2018, we sought the Spencer Park community’s views on the suburb and their vision for the future. That feedback led to the current draft vision and concept plans.
“The second phase of community engagement began this month and presented the draft vision, ‘Growing Spencer Park into a vibrant village where the whole community feels safe and connected’.
“So far, some of the feedback relates to improved accessibility, housing diversity, improved safety and, potentially, a community precinct with medical and childcare amenities.”