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The planning scheme describes and controls how land in an area can be used and developed. The current planning scheme for the Brunswick Activity Centre is so complex it is very difficult for anyone to understand what use and development Council and the community support.
We are proposing to:
The Merri-bek community's vision is to: Live locally, have vibrant businesses, encourage more businesses to invest, have access to services. Council has been working towards this vision.
But in the Brunswick Activity Centre, new developments are focusing on apartments and not providing enough space for new businesses.
Merri-bek City Council wants to encourage business investment and jobs in the Brunswick Activity Centre to ensure the vibrancy of the area does not decline.
Elements that will not change are:
In October last year Council invited ideas from the community about how we could ensure the Brunswick Activity Centre is a vibrant area to live, work and play.
We have used this feedback to guide the changes we’re proposing. To find out more about what you told us and the resulting key proposed changes, read our Find out more about Vibrant Brunswick page.
A report on the feedback to date is now available to read.
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Find out more about the background of this project.
Read answers to frequently asked questions.
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Download the engagement report about the first stage of community engagement.
Timeline item 1 - complete
Consultation phase one -Community ideas
12 Oct - 7 Nov 2021
Timeline item 2 - complete
Summary report - what we heard from the community in phase one consultation
Late Nov 2021
Timeline item 3 - complete
Consultation phase two- testing proposed solutions
27 April - 13 June 2022
Timeline item 4 - complete
Summary report of consultation phases one and two
Late June 2022
Timeline item 5 - incomplete
Consulatation phase three - Brunswick Activity Centre Structure Plan
Timeline item 6 - incomplete
Formal Planning process to follow
Merri-bek City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Merri-bek, and pays respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as to all First Nations’ communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area.
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