Tony McRae

Tony McRae

Former Minister for the Environment; Climate Change; Disability Services

    Perry Lakes residential concept plan on track for September unveiling

    7/09/2006 11:44 AM

    A draft concept plan for the urban transformation of the ageing Perry Lakes stadium site is expected to be unveiled later this month.

    Acting Planning and Infrastructure Minister Tony McRae said the plan for redeveloping the site into residential land had incorporated feedback from community consultation activities, including a community survey and an Open Day and Forum.

    “The community forum, held in July, gave more than 80 community representatives the opportunity to provide their ideas about how the residential development could take shape,” Mr McRae said.

    “Feedback from the forum will go a long way to determining the future of the site, but the community will have further opportunities to comment once the draft concept plan is released.”

    The Minister said a summary of feedback from the forum could be viewed by visiting and clicking on the residential link. Some important priorities included:
    • support for a mix of lot sizes and using design guidelines to ensure high quality housing styles which blended with existing residential types;
    • a preference for low density housing. However, participants agreed there was scope for higher density dwellings up to three storeys in the middle of the subdivision and along Underwood Avenue;
    • some support for dwellings up to five storeys restricted to the south-west quadrant of the site;
    • encouraging sustainable building and landscape design by considering initiatives such as grey water re-use and solar passive orientation;
    • creating areas of social amenity such as community spaces with links to the lake, a common green, playgrounds and possibly a caf� and deli;
    • including pockets of public open space throughout the development, in particular along Brookdale and Alderbury Streets;
    • investigating alternative water and drainage treatments to assist in protecting or even recharging the lakes; and
    • making reference to the site’s heritage, using street names or public art.
    Forum participants felt that accommodation designed for over 55s, as required in the Perry Lakes Redevelopment Act 2005, should not be restricted to specific areas, but incorporated in the general housing of the subdivision.

    LandCorp is managing the consultation process in consultation with the Town of Cambridge and the project’s stakeholder reference group.

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