Community consultation activities continued in March and April 2023. On Saturday, 25 March, 2023, approximately 100 people attended the Chiltern Land Project Community Launch event held at Martin Place.
Community members provided valuable feedback in a number of ways – by interacting with the project team, by posting thoughts on an ideas board and by filling out a survey.
Youth engagement sessions were conducted at Chiltern’s primary schools where students were encouraged to represent what they love about their town and what they could envisage for the proposed site in the future.
Engagement with external stakeholders also provided valuable feedback and included conversations with housing and property professionals, peak bodies and a number of key government agencies.
The Chiltern Working Group participated in a third workshop to discuss the community’s vision and to prioritise land uses for the site, providing CoFutures with design guidelines for the development of a draft plan.
A detailed Chiltern Land Precinct Plan – Consultation Summary Report can be downloaded here(PDF, 8MB).
In mid-July, project consultants, CoFutures submitted a first design iteration of the Chiltern Land Draft Precinct Plan which sets out design principles and indicative concept layouts.
The first iteration Draft Precinct Plan will be shared with Community Working Group for review. The Community Working Group will meet face-to-face in late August to discuss the concept design in detail with the consultations and project team.
Recommendations will be made before the Final Draft Precinct Plan is prepared and submitted to Council for endorsement. The document will be placed on formal public exhibition for further public consultation.