Council Unveils CBD and Surrounds Transformation Project

Goulburn Mulwaree Council

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Goulburn Mulwaree Council announces the initiation of the CBD and Surrounds Transformation Project, a visionary endeavour aimed at revitalising the heart of the city while preserving its rich heritage. This project, led by the Council, aligns with the objectives outlined in the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) and Urban and Fringe Housing Strategy (UFHS).

The proposed changes include amendments to the Goulburn Mulwaree Local Environmental Plan (GM LEP) and Development Control Plan (GM DCP). These changes seek to promote residential development within the Central Business District (CBD) and medium-density residential areas on its perimeter.

Key objectives of the transformation project include enhancing foot traffic in the CBD to bolster local businesses, fostering a vibrant streetscape, and increasing housing diversity, with a focus on smaller units and apartments to improve affordability.

Despite the ambitious scope, the project is mindful of Goulburn’s historic character, particularly within the Goulburn City Heritage Conservation Area. Through a careful balance of development and preservation, the project aims to uphold the city’s identity as Australia’s first inland city.

The proposed amendments will be concentrated in four key areas: the CBD Core (Goulburn Central), the Northern Gateway Precinct, the Southern Gateway Precinct, and the Mixed-Use Edge.

Upon completion of further technical assessments and drafting, a subsequent report will be presented to Council for endorsement to proceed to a Gateway Determination.

Updates on this project will be made available on Council’s website at the following link: https://www.goulburn.nsw.gov.au/Development/Plans-Strategies#section-12

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