Draft Public Domain Streetscape Policy

Consultation has concluded

The Public Domain Streetscape Policy aims to guide decisions relating to the City of Burnside’s streets and associated public domain spaces, in order to provide a clear vision of what our community can expect from these important community spaces. Council invites you to comment on this new Policy.

Streetscapes

The streetscape is an important component of the City and can have a significant impact on how people experience, perceive and interact with their surroundings and neighbourhood. Streetscapes help define a community’s activities, appearance, identity and transport conditions. High quality streetscapes offer a range of benefits including economic growth, increased biodiversity habitat within the urban core, spaces for passive and active recreation, places for residents to interact with neighbours and increased civic pride.

Streetscapes are more than tree plantings, footpaths and roads alone and Council supports taking a well-rounded view of streetscape design incorporating environmental sustainability, social sustainability, neighbourhood character including any heritage aspects, positive aesthetics, habitat creation, increased usability and safety.

The Policy

In association with existing Council policies such as the Road and Traffic Management Policy and the Tree Management Policy, the Public Domain Streetscape Policy will influence streetscape outcomes at both the macro city plan level as well as at the micro street level.

The Policy will assist Council to achieve its Public Domain Streetscape Vision which is that:

“The City of Burnside will seek an integrated, safe and sustainable streetscape network that increases accessibility and creates a characteristic sense of place, supported by fit for purpose infrastructure and a diverse urban forest that combined will enhance the community’s daily experience.”

A Public Domain Streetscape Strategy is also being developed that, in conjunction with this new Policy, will achieve the vision by implementing new and existing projects and programs of Council; in collaboration and with the support of residents, businesses and local communities.

Community Engagement

Council is seeking feedback on the Draft Public Domain Streetscape Policy before it is adopted.

You are invited to comment on the Public Domain Streetscape Policy to indicate that it fulfils your expectations and desires for the future of our streetscapes in the City of Burnside.

How do I have my say?

Have your say by completing the survey below by 5 pm Friday 29 August 2014.

Next Steps

The responses from the survey will be reviewed and collated and then presented in a report to Council that highlights where any appropriate changes may be required to the draft document.

It is anticipated that the report will be presented to Council at its meeting of 9 September 2014.

More information

You can view the Draft Policy in the Document Library on the right.

If you would like further information, please contact Leonie Scriven on 8366 4200 or by using the Email Us tab below.


The Public Domain Streetscape Policy aims to guide decisions relating to the City of Burnside’s streets and associated public domain spaces, in order to provide a clear vision of what our community can expect from these important community spaces. Council invites you to comment on this new Policy.

Streetscapes

The streetscape is an important component of the City and can have a significant impact on how people experience, perceive and interact with their surroundings and neighbourhood. Streetscapes help define a community’s activities, appearance, identity and transport conditions. High quality streetscapes offer a range of benefits including economic growth, increased biodiversity habitat within the urban core, spaces for passive and active recreation, places for residents to interact with neighbours and increased civic pride.

Streetscapes are more than tree plantings, footpaths and roads alone and Council supports taking a well-rounded view of streetscape design incorporating environmental sustainability, social sustainability, neighbourhood character including any heritage aspects, positive aesthetics, habitat creation, increased usability and safety.

The Policy

In association with existing Council policies such as the Road and Traffic Management Policy and the Tree Management Policy, the Public Domain Streetscape Policy will influence streetscape outcomes at both the macro city plan level as well as at the micro street level.

The Policy will assist Council to achieve its Public Domain Streetscape Vision which is that:

“The City of Burnside will seek an integrated, safe and sustainable streetscape network that increases accessibility and creates a characteristic sense of place, supported by fit for purpose infrastructure and a diverse urban forest that combined will enhance the community’s daily experience.”

A Public Domain Streetscape Strategy is also being developed that, in conjunction with this new Policy, will achieve the vision by implementing new and existing projects and programs of Council; in collaboration and with the support of residents, businesses and local communities.

Community Engagement

Council is seeking feedback on the Draft Public Domain Streetscape Policy before it is adopted.

You are invited to comment on the Public Domain Streetscape Policy to indicate that it fulfils your expectations and desires for the future of our streetscapes in the City of Burnside.

How do I have my say?

Have your say by completing the survey below by 5 pm Friday 29 August 2014.

Next Steps

The responses from the survey will be reviewed and collated and then presented in a report to Council that highlights where any appropriate changes may be required to the draft document.

It is anticipated that the report will be presented to Council at its meeting of 9 September 2014.

More information

You can view the Draft Policy in the Document Library on the right.

If you would like further information, please contact Leonie Scriven on 8366 4200 or by using the Email Us tab below.


Consultation has concluded
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    The Draft Public Domain Streetscape Policy engagement closed on 29 August 2014.

    The Public Domain Streetscape Policy aims to guide decisions relating to the City of Burnside’s streets and associated public domain spaces. This Policy will work in association with, and supports, a number of existing policies including the Road and Traffic Management Policy and Tree Management Policy.

    This Policy will assist Council to achieve its Public Domain Streetscape Vision which is that, “The City of Burnside will seek an integrated, safe and sustainable streetscape network that increases accessibility and creates or conserves a characteristic sense of place, supported by... Continue reading

    The Draft Public Domain Streetscape Policy engagement closed on 29 August 2014.

    The Public Domain Streetscape Policy aims to guide decisions relating to the City of Burnside’s streets and associated public domain spaces. This Policy will work in association with, and supports, a number of existing policies including the Road and Traffic Management Policy and Tree Management Policy.

    This Policy will assist Council to achieve its Public Domain Streetscape Vision which is that, “The City of Burnside will seek an integrated, safe and sustainable streetscape network that increases accessibility and creates or conserves a characteristic sense of place, supported by fit for purpose and locally sympathetic infrastructure and a diverse and healthy urban forest that when combined will enhance the community’s experience of the City.”

    The Draft Public Domain Streetscape Policy was adopted at the Council Meeting on 9 September 2014.