Northbridge Local Centre - Draft Planning Strategy

A Vision for Northbridge: Northbridge Town Centre is a successful commercial hub providing a mix of local and destination shopping as well as offices and services in an attractive and accessible setting. Its built form and character and range of extensive public open spaces has ensured its role as a much valued community hub. New commercial floor space has created local business opportunities and new medium density housing has responded to the needs of residents at all stages of life.

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED to attend the Northbridge Design Roundtable this Thursday 28 Feb 6.30pm-8.00pm being held at Willoughby Council Chambers, Level 6, 31 Victor St, Chatswood.

If you would like to register your interest [should sufficient numbers be received] for an additional Roundtable event to be held, please complete the form below and we will keep you informed.

We invite you to;

CALL INTO A DROP-IN SESSION focusing on the Northbridge Local Centre

When: Saturday 9 Feb, 10.00am -12.00noon

Where: Former Baby Health Centre; 11 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge

For information about other Local Centre or Housing Roundtable events or drop-ins please click HERE.

Or

COMPLETE THE SURVEY BELOW from 5 February until consultation closes 16 April 2019.

Please take some time to review the Draft Local Centres Strategy 2036 to understand what changes are being proposed. In particular, Section 2.6 from page 46 to page 52 which focuses specifically on the Northbridge Local Centre. You can also download a higher resolution [15MB].

You can choose to:

OPTION 1: Provide an overall response about your Local Centre section of the Draft Local Centre Strategy (1-2 mins). Simply answer the question about reviewing the strategy, then skip through to the final page to provide an overall response and complete the demographic questions to submit.

OPTION 2: Scan through and respond to any of the optional questions about various elements proposed for your Local Centre section of the Draft Local Centre Strategy (1-5 mins). This option will provide us with a more detailed understanding of community sentiment towards specific elements of the Strategy.

Note:

  • The demographic questions are required survey responses.
  • Agreement to the republication of a version of your submission is required in order to use your submission on Council's websites and in Council reports. Personal information will not be used.

Other Planning Strategies for Willoughby City

It’s important to consider the Draft Housing Strategy which explains the 20 year plan to guide future housing in Willoughby: the strategy identifies Local Centres as one of three focus areas for proposed zoning changes. You can complete a survey and find out about consultation events for the Draft Housing Strategy HERE]

You can also participate in any or all of the Draft Local Centre and Housing Strategy surveys, find out more about the drop-ins and register to attend any of the roundtable discussions from the Next Steps in Planning Strategies primary engagement page.

A Vision for Northbridge: Northbridge Town Centre is a successful commercial hub providing a mix of local and destination shopping as well as offices and services in an attractive and accessible setting. Its built form and character and range of extensive public open spaces has ensured its role as a much valued community hub. New commercial floor space has created local business opportunities and new medium density housing has responded to the needs of residents at all stages of life.

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED to attend the Northbridge Design Roundtable this Thursday 28 Feb 6.30pm-8.00pm being held at Willoughby Council Chambers, Level 6, 31 Victor St, Chatswood.

If you would like to register your interest [should sufficient numbers be received] for an additional Roundtable event to be held, please complete the form below and we will keep you informed.

We invite you to;

CALL INTO A DROP-IN SESSION focusing on the Northbridge Local Centre

When: Saturday 9 Feb, 10.00am -12.00noon

Where: Former Baby Health Centre; 11 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge

For information about other Local Centre or Housing Roundtable events or drop-ins please click HERE.

Or

COMPLETE THE SURVEY BELOW from 5 February until consultation closes 16 April 2019.

Please take some time to review the Draft Local Centres Strategy 2036 to understand what changes are being proposed. In particular, Section 2.6 from page 46 to page 52 which focuses specifically on the Northbridge Local Centre. You can also download a higher resolution [15MB].

You can choose to:

OPTION 1: Provide an overall response about your Local Centre section of the Draft Local Centre Strategy (1-2 mins). Simply answer the question about reviewing the strategy, then skip through to the final page to provide an overall response and complete the demographic questions to submit.

OPTION 2: Scan through and respond to any of the optional questions about various elements proposed for your Local Centre section of the Draft Local Centre Strategy (1-5 mins). This option will provide us with a more detailed understanding of community sentiment towards specific elements of the Strategy.

Note:

  • The demographic questions are required survey responses.
  • Agreement to the republication of a version of your submission is required in order to use your submission on Council's websites and in Council reports. Personal information will not be used.

Other Planning Strategies for Willoughby City

It’s important to consider the Draft Housing Strategy which explains the 20 year plan to guide future housing in Willoughby: the strategy identifies Local Centres as one of three focus areas for proposed zoning changes. You can complete a survey and find out about consultation events for the Draft Housing Strategy HERE]

You can also participate in any or all of the Draft Local Centre and Housing Strategy surveys, find out more about the drop-ins and register to attend any of the roundtable discussions from the Next Steps in Planning Strategies primary engagement page.

Survey - Northbridge Local Centre

Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think about the Northbridge Section of the Draft Local Centre Strategy. Please note all submissions are public documents and may be made available or reproduced in Council reports. 

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Have you reviewed the Northbridge section from page 46 to page 52 of the Draft Local Centres Strategy? [download 3.7MB version HERE or a higher 15MB resolution HERE] * required

Community Sentiment from previous Local Centre consultation has been used to draft the following Vision for Northbridge

A Vision for Northbridge: Northbridge Town Centre is a successful commercial hub providing a mix of local and destination shopping as well as offices and services in an attractive and accessible setting. Its built form and character and range of extensive public open spaces has ensured its role as a much valued community hub. New commercial floor space has created local business opportunities and new medium density housing has responded to the needs of residents at all stages of life.

Do you support the proposed Vision for Northbridge? * required

You can share your general feedback about the Northbridge Section of the Draft Local Centre Strategy, by skipping to question 4 (Q4). This will take 1-2minutes.

Our Planning Team would also appreciate your thoughts about key elements of this section of the draft Local Centres Strategy in Questions 1-3, this survey will take 2-5 minutes.

Please note:

• The demographic questions in question 5 are required survey responses. • Agreement to the republication of a version of your submission is required in order to use your submission on Council's websites and in Council reports. Personal details will not be included.

Q1. Do you support the following key direction suggestions outlined on page 49 of the draft Local Centres Strategy (Northbridge section)?

OPTIONAL SECTION; To skip this section, save and continue at the bottom of this screen.

1.1 Increase shop-top housing within the centre.
1.2 Encourage high quality architectural ‘Marker buildings” at key locations to provide gateways to the town centre.
1.3 Improve public open space provision by undergrounding Council car park and providing a plaza, create pocket parks and streetscape improvements.
1.4 Improve pedestrian connections.
1.5 Development potential for new medium density residential, new retail and community uses and additional mixed use development.