Traffic and Parking
Efficient and integrated traffic treatments and parking that reinforces Watsonia's place value.
Help shape your new public space.
There has been a lot of discussion about how the North East Link Project may impact Watsonia and what opportunities this might present for the local community.
After successful negotiations with the Victorian Government, we have secured $5.5 million in funding, as part of the North East Link Project, to enhance Watsonia for the benefit of the community and the viability of this important shopping strip.
We know this area will be significantly impacted by construction of North East Link Project, but with all the planned changes and this significant investment, we have the opportunity to create an even better place for people to shop and enjoy.
In 2014 we worked with the local community and stakeholders to create the Picture Watsonia Vision, which described the community’s aspirations for the centre over the next 35 years and detailed several opportunities including the creation of an active and vibrant town square.
Now that we have secured funding to help achieve this vision, it’s time to continue planning for the Watsonia Town Square.
Help shape the new Watsonia Town Square. There are many ways to get involved. Look out for our community consultation in November 2021.
We will form a Community Reference Group to guide the project through the design process. This group will comprise of key stakeholders, including residents, traders, visitors and community groups.
You will have the opportunity to influence the look and function of the Watsonia Town Square by providing feedback on a number of design options in November 2021.
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The Watsonia Town Square project is in its preliminary stages of design development. The initial stage of consultation with the community reference group has led to the formation of design principals which will guide the development of several concept design options.
Efficient and integrated traffic treatments and parking that reinforces Watsonia's place value.
Ensure pedestrian and cyclist priority, safety and inclusive accessibility and experience for users of all abilities.
Promote economic growth using unique and innovative designs that encourage increased footfall and patronage of local businesses.
Create a civic and cultural heart that is welcoming and memorable. Highlight and embrace existing sites, strengths and attractions.
Provide better and safer amenities that are respected and valued by the community.
Explore opportunities to create additional public spaces and flexible and multi-use areas. Potential integration of monopoles.
Encourage community congregation and activity through further development of Watsonia's local identity and creating innovative spaces.
Enhance and protect surrounding ecology with sustainable practices and greening.
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An Expression of Interest process was carried out to recruit community members for the Watsonia Town Square Community Reference Group (WTSCRG).
Fourteen places have been filled, representing a broad cross section of the community.
Membership categories include:
The Community Reference Group will meet 4 – 6 times during the year and meetings will be chaired by Cr. Mark Di Pasquale.
Banyule City Council is proud to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people as traditional custodians of the land and we pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Elders, past, present and emerging, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the region’s history.
Banyule is a diverse community, made up of people from different cultures, beliefs, abilities, bodies, ages, sexualities, genders and identities. Council is committed to inclusion, access and equity for everyone. These principles foster cohesiveness, empower people and improve the wellbeing of the Banyule community.
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