Croydon Community Wellbeing Precinct

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The Croydon Community Wellbeing Precinct Masterplan was endorsed by Council at its Meeting on Monday 27 July.

A draft Masterplan for the precinct was presented to the community in November 2019 for consultation. We received extensive feedback which has informed a revised plan for the precinct, taking into consideration the communities ideas, suggestions and concerns.

The revised Masterplan was presented to the community for consultation from 8 June to 10 July. Community sentiment for the revised Masterplan was once again very positive, and we thank everyone who has participated in the consultation process and provided us with their feedback.

Next Steps:

Over the coming months the project team will turn their attention to developing detailed designs for the Precinct. There will be further consultation opportunities and we will continue to work with our key user groups and community, to ensure the rich history, culture and heritage of Croydon is reflected in the detailed design.

Background:

The revised Masterplan includes:

  • An increase to car parking spaces closer to Community Hub A/Croydon Library, including accessible parking bays
  • Consolidation of Community Hub A and Children's Services Hub B into a larger integrated Community Wellbeing Hub. This will ensure ground floor placement and interconnection for the Croydon Library and accommodates a variety of new and existing community groups/organisations
  • Enhanced connection between the larger Hub/Croydon Library, existing duck pond, new open space and new carparking
  • Proposed development sites retained, with one proposed for a mixed use development partnership opportunity that is in line with wellbeing - no sale of Council land
  • Proposed retention and enhancement of the former Croydon Civic Service Centre for community use as a second wellbeing hub
  • An increase in usable open space areas for performing arts, bands, music, dance, and a variety of community activities/events.

Take a walk through the revised plan with our Project Coordinator John Richardson, by watching the following video.


Stay informed

If you would like to receive updates from us on the Croydon Community Precinct project and all future consultation opportunities, please register your details on this page and we will send you an email alert when there is new or updated information.

The Croydon Community Wellbeing Precinct Masterplan was endorsed by Council at its Meeting on Monday 27 July.

A draft Masterplan for the precinct was presented to the community in November 2019 for consultation. We received extensive feedback which has informed a revised plan for the precinct, taking into consideration the communities ideas, suggestions and concerns.

The revised Masterplan was presented to the community for consultation from 8 June to 10 July. Community sentiment for the revised Masterplan was once again very positive, and we thank everyone who has participated in the consultation process and provided us with their feedback.

Next Steps:

Over the coming months the project team will turn their attention to developing detailed designs for the Precinct. There will be further consultation opportunities and we will continue to work with our key user groups and community, to ensure the rich history, culture and heritage of Croydon is reflected in the detailed design.

Background:

The revised Masterplan includes:

  • An increase to car parking spaces closer to Community Hub A/Croydon Library, including accessible parking bays
  • Consolidation of Community Hub A and Children's Services Hub B into a larger integrated Community Wellbeing Hub. This will ensure ground floor placement and interconnection for the Croydon Library and accommodates a variety of new and existing community groups/organisations
  • Enhanced connection between the larger Hub/Croydon Library, existing duck pond, new open space and new carparking
  • Proposed development sites retained, with one proposed for a mixed use development partnership opportunity that is in line with wellbeing - no sale of Council land
  • Proposed retention and enhancement of the former Croydon Civic Service Centre for community use as a second wellbeing hub
  • An increase in usable open space areas for performing arts, bands, music, dance, and a variety of community activities/events.

Take a walk through the revised plan with our Project Coordinator John Richardson, by watching the following video.


Stay informed

If you would like to receive updates from us on the Croydon Community Precinct project and all future consultation opportunities, please register your details on this page and we will send you an email alert when there is new or updated information.

  • Your feedback on the Draft Croydon Community Precinct Masterplan

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    09 June, 2020

    In November 2019 we consulted with key stakeholders and the community on a draft Masterplan for the precinct.

    This is what you told us was important to you:

    • More parking and closer to community hub A/library
    • A new ground floor library for easy access
    • Open spaces, trees and vegetation, including indigenous planting
    • Improved access and connections to other Croydon landmarks and Tarralla Creek
    • Integrated hubs with a focus on community health and wellbeing
    • Multi-purpose spaces for mixed uses by all community groups
    • Embracing Croydon’s history and heritage
    • Proposed development sites retained by Council.

    This is what you told us you wanted to see improved:

    • An increase to car parking spaces closer to Hub A/Library, including accessible parking bays
    • No separation between the library and the duck pond
    • Outdoor space for amphitheatre, outdoor music, markets and festivals
    • Less paved areas
    • Arts spaces
    • Environmental design features considered
    • Better signage in and around the precinct

    Your great feedback on the draft Masterplan has resulted in a Revised Masterplan for the precinct. Consultation on the revised plan will take place 10 June, 2020 to 8 July 2020.

  • Draft Croydon Community Precinct Masterplan comes to life at Cafe Consult

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    14 November, 2019
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    As part of the Maroondah Festival on Sunday 10 November, the draft Croydon Community Precinct Masterplan was presented to the community in Council's Cafe Consult Marquee.

    A large 3D scale model of the draft Masterplan proved popular with festival goers, creating in-depth conversations on the various components within the Masterplan. Patrons had the opportunity to provide feedback online, by scanning a QR code, or by completing a Hard Copy feedback form.

    Patrons of the Festival were also able to view the 3D visualisation (Flythrough) that was playing on a large TV screen in the Marquee. The feedback received throughout the day was extremely positve with residents welcoming the future planning for the Croydon Community precinct.

    Consultation on the draft Croydon Community Precinct Masterplan closes 15 December, 2019.

  • Consultation Summary

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    14 November, 2019
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    In October 2019, Council consulted with key stakeholders and the community on proposed key elements being considered for the Croydon Community Precinct.

    How did we consult?

    A range of consultation methods were used, including online, hard copy surveys and face to face pop-up consultations in Croydon Town Square, Arndale Shopping Centre, Croydon Central and Aquahub. The project team also attended a range of community events, inviting people to have their say on the project.

    A Community Information Bulletin was distributed to approximately 15,000 residents in Croydon and Croydon South, and approximately 8000 email's sent to Traders, Business, Community Groups and Service providers.

    The project was also promoted via Council's normal communications channels, including Social Media, with posts reaching 12,984 users.

    What feedback did we receive?

    Overall, 96 percent of respondents supported the development of a new community hub to replace the existing aged Council facilities. Key themes arising from the comments provided include:

    • Accessible, inclusive, supportive and safe meeting/gathering spaces.
    • Vibrant, active spaces
    • A place for all ages and abilities
    • Space for arts, culture, music and live performances
    • Cafe's and restaurants
    • A single level library
    • Protect EV's character and heritage

    96.9 percent of respondents supported the development of a new family and children's hub. Key themes arising from the comments provided include:

    • Parent/Carer support services
    • A space for mums and bubs
    • Disability and Mental Health services and supports
    • Family violence/crisis centre
    • Must be inclusive, supportive
    • Integenerational programs - children and seniors

    90.9 percent of respondents supported the development of a new sport and recreation hub. Key themes arising from the comments provided include:
    • Outdoor gym/exercise equipment
    • Good connectivity to Aquahub
    • Female friendly facilities
    • Cycling/walking tracks
    • Modified, non structured sports for seniors
    • Soccer, basketball, volleyball, Bocce and Pentanque
    • Safety
    • Improved lighting

    Ninety six percent of respondents supported the proposed open space elements. Key themes arising from the comments provided include:
    • Sensory/community gardens
    • Art/water features
    • Enhanced duck pond
    • More shade/trees/vegetation
    • Picnic areas/BBQ/Seating
    • Indigenous planting/garden
    • Safety/Lighting
    • Well connected, accessible areas

    Ninety percent of respondents supported the proposed enhancements for accessibility and connectivity. Key themes arising from the comments provided include:
    • Connectivity to Main Street
    • Lighting
    • Safety
    • Parking
    • Pedestrian and bicycle improvements
    • Improve the Gateway - make the precinct a destination
    • Improved disability/scooter mobility
    • Sheltered walkways

    Seventy two percent of respondents support some of the land being developed or used in partnership with Council or privately. Key themes arising from the comments provided include:
    • Open to commercial developments
    • Provision of business/co-working space
    • More retail opportunities
    • More cafe's, coffee shops and specialty shops
    • Development that is high quality
    • Safe/secure/well lit.

    The feedback received throughout this consutation phase has helped shape the draft Croydon Community Precinct masterplan. The draft Masterplan will be available for further consultation commencing 10 November, 2019.