Residents encouraged to Imagine Mildura CBD in 2035
Published on 06 July 2018
Sunraysia residents are about to experience an innovative and fun way to help shape the future of the Mildura CBD by using our Social Pin Point.
Council is in the process of planning how the city’s CBD will develop between now and 2035 – dubbed Imagine Mildura CBD in 2035 - and will embark on a new and comprehensive process to gather as many ideas as possible from the community.
The first phase of this consultation process will involve the introduction of the Social Pin Point, which is essentially an online forum featuring an interactive map of the CBD.
Users are able to click on the map to ‘pin point’ specific areas and make comments on a particular spot or place, providing Council with ideas on what they would like to see in the CBD.
People will also be able to comment on other users’ pin points as well as post photos or views of particular areas in the CBD to further illustrate their ideas.
Councillor for Economic Development and Tourism Simon Clemence said the online tool was designed to encourage as many residents as possible to provide input into how Mildura’s CBD will take shape over the coming 17 years.
“When we embark on important plans for key areas of our municipality, feedback and input from the community is critical, as at the end of the day, it’s our residents who will live, work and enjoy these areas,” Cr Clemence said.
“As a result, we’re always looking for new ways to engage as many people as possible, and we’re hoping this new, easy-to-use and innovative online approach, which will be combined with a series of workshops, will encourage more people to get involved.
“So I’d encourage everyone to get online and start filling up our Social Pin Point with your ideas.”
The Social Pin Point will be live from Friday 6 July until Monday 6 August.
The first in a series of workshops will be held on Tuesday 24 July to further flesh out ideas and feedback received through the Social Pin Point.
Residents have the choice of a session at 11am to 1pm, or 5pm to 7pm for those who have commitments during the day, both of which will be at the Benetook Room of the Alfred Deakin Centre.
Further workshops will be conducted later this year.
The review of Mildura’s CBD includes the area between Seventh and Eleventh Streets and Walnut and San Mateo Avenues and is ultimately aimed at ensuring the best outcomes for the community.
It will investigate a raft of topics including land use development, building development, public spaces, transport, the look and feel of the CBD and environmental sustainability.
Cr Clemence stressed it wasn’t just local feedback that was sought.
“We really want to understand what different groups of people want, both locals and people from our neighbouring municipalities,” he said.
“By utilising the Social Pin Point, we’ll be able to capture feedback from residents from areas such as Broken Hill and the Riverland, seeking their thoughts on what they’d like to see in our CBD when they visit our city.”
To access the Social Pin Point or find out more visit www.mildura.vic.gov.au/cbdplan or contact the Strategic Planning Team on (03) 5018 8100.
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