Council calling on residents to shape city revitalisation plan

GLENORCHY City Council is calling on residents to share their thoughts on the proposed designs for the revitalisation of the city’s central business district.

The revitalisation of Main Road Glenorchy between Terry and Barry streets aims to create a vibrant city that reflects Glenorchy’s distinct character and to provide an inviting place for investors, customers and employees.

One of the first steps of the project was to conduct a workshop with local businesses to gain an insight into how they currently view the Glenorchy CBD and what their aspirations for the area are.

Urban design team Inspiring Place developed the initial draft concept, which was based on feedback gathered from the workshop and other key stakeholders including Metro, Northgate and emergency services.

Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston attended the workshop along with a number of Council aldermen.

Mayor Johnston said it was great to see so many businesses on board with the project.

“Having businesses on board and providing input was an important first step for the concept design process,” she said.

“Revitalising the CBD in Glenorchy is an important economic driver for business in the area.”

Mayor Johnston said the next step was to take those ideas and vision, which have now been worked into draft concept designs, to the community for feedback.

Community feedback and comments provided will assist the urban design team and Council with review and revision of the draft concept designs and plans before they are finalised in December.

“It’s really important that we now take the time to honour that vision by sharing the draft concept designs with everyone,” Mayor Johnston said.

“We want our community’s feedback to be at the heart of the design process for activating our Glenorchy CBD.”

Draft concept drawings and plans of the proposed Main Road designs are available to view online in a survey and in the council foyer during early October.

The draft concept designs and a video will illustrate how the street and surrounding spaces might look and feel, with “before and after” images showing proposals including road layouts, paving, seating, bike racks and planting.

The Inspiring Place urban design team and Council staff will take to the streets and quiz the public on their thoughts at a pop-up information booth on the council lawns on Tuesday 11 October from 12-2pm, Wednesday 12 October from 2/30-4.30pm and Thursday 13 October from 12-2pm.

People will be able to complete the survey and make comments at any time from Monday 3 October until Friday 14 October on the Glenorchy City Council website.

For more information about the project visit Council’s customer service area or phone 6216 6800.

Caption: One of the draft concept designs for Main Road Glenorchy looking south, with Northgate, left, and the Snow’s dry-cleaning building, right.