Northern Midlands

Strategic Projects

Council is pursuing the following projects:

Northern Midlands Council - Priority Projects 2017

Council has now released its Priority Projects 2017 document, this publication consolidates a number of Council's Strategic Projects. To view the publication on-line, click here.

Ben Lomond National Park

Campbell Town Urban Design and Traffic Management Strategy

In May 2016 Council contracted GHD Pty Ltd to develop the Campbell Town Urban Design and Traffic Management Strategy. The aim of the Strategy is to establish a framework and vision for Campbell Town, recommending practical measures to guide improvements to streetscape, traffic and parking, pedestrian movement and landscaping. The key focus areas are High Street, Harold Gatty Memorial, Bicentennial Park, King Street Oval, Lions Park, War Memorial Oval, Blackburn and Wardlaw Parks.
The consultants utilised a collaborative approach to develop the Strategy, involving Council, key stakeholders and community members to guide and inform the concepts.
The Consultants undertook a desktop review and analysis, assessed the existing conditions in respect of traffic, land use, built form, landscape and open space character and natural environmental conditions. Initial principles and ideas for urban design and streetscaping, open space design, traffic, and environmental concepts served as the basis for extensive stakeholder, community and business consultation.
Following the consultation period, the consultants prepared the draft urban design and traffic management concept plan which was presented for discussion at stakeholder meetings and formed the basis for a community survey. The feedback received was used to inform the development of the final Strategy.
At the Ordinary Meeting held on 15 May 2017 Council resolved to accept in principle the Campbell Town Urban Design and Traffic Management Strategy and release the Strategy for public comment.

Click on this link to download the Campbell Town Urban Design and Traffic Management Strategy (23.5MB).

Campbell Town War Memorial Oval Precinct

Cressy Recreation Ground Master Plan

Council is committed to promoting the health and well-being of Northern Midlands residents by ensuring the provision of sport and recreation facilities and programs/activities that enable residents to participate in physical activity. The recreation grounds across the municipality are an integral component of the sport and recreation infrastructure of the Northern Midlands, serving as the towns’ main sport and recreation precincts.

Council is progressively contracting the development of master plans for these recreation grounds to enable Council to gain a clear understanding of what the current user groups require for their sporting activities, and to identify solutions for the future that can be integrated and consolidated within the grounds and the existing infrastructure.

At the Council meeting held on 20 February 2017 (min. ref. 62/17), the following was the decision of Council:
That Council:
i) Engage Lange Design to undertake the preparation of the Cressy Recreation Ground Master Plan, and
ii) Allocate $7,590 in the 2016/17 budget to fund the preparation of the Cressy Recreation Ground Master Plan.

Honeysuckle Banks (Evandale)

Honeysuckle Banks is a popular reserve with both visitors and locals alike, with activities ranging from walking, cycling and dog exercising, to picnicking, fishing and canoeing. The current facilities and presentation of the reserve are well below the standard expected in one of Tasmania’s key tourist towns.

In September 2015, Council contracted Landscape Consultant, Mr Jeff McClintock, to develop a masterplan for the Honeysuckle Banks. Mr McClintock reviewed previous plans proposed for the Honeysuckle Banks and consulted with Council’s Works Manager, the Evandale District Committee and other relevant stakeholders. Mr McClintock’s draft masterplan was tabled at the January 2016 Council Meeting.

The draft masterplan was released for community consultation in February 2016.

Subsequently, Lange Design was contracted to undertake the review of the draft masterplan in light of the frequent flooding of the area and the resultant Honeysuckle Banks Plan provides a clear and sustainable way forward for the future development of the reserve. The Landscape Works Technical Specification prepared by the consultant provides a concise and thorough basis for the briefing of contractors undertaking the implementation of the plan.

The revised landscaping plan was considered by Council at the 15 May 2017 Council meeting, at which time the following was the decision of Council (min. ref. 160/17):
That Council:
i) accept in principle the Honeysuckle Banks Plan;
ii) consider funding the minor works components of the plan in future Council budgets, and request Council Officers to seek to secure external grants to assist with the implementation of the full plan
.

Click here to download the plan

Longford Visitor Appeal Study

Morven Park Master Plan

Council is committed to promoting the health and well-being of Northern Midlands residents by ensuring the provision of sport and recreation facilities and programs/activities that enable residents to participate in physical activity. The recreation grounds across the municipality are an integral component of the sport and recreation infrastructure of the Northern Midlands, serving as the towns’ main sport and recreation precinct.

Council is progressively contracting the development of master plans for these recreation grounds to enable Council to gain a clear understanding of what the current user groups require for their sporting activities, and to identify solutions for the future that can be integrated and consolidated within the grounds and the existing infrastructure.

At the Council meeting held on 21 November 2016 (min. ref. 330/16), the following was the decision of Council:
1) That Council:
i) Engage Lange Design to undertake the preparation of the Morven Park Recreation Ground Master Plan, and
ii) Allocate $14,220 in the 2016/17 budget to fund the preparation of the Morven Park Recreation Ground Master Plan.
2) That Council make this decision available to the public.


Northern Midlands Health, Fitness and Sports Centre (Longford)

Northern Midlands Rural Processing Centre

Perth Development and Traffic Plan

Perth Structure Plan

The Department of State Growth has commenced planning and design work on the Perth Link Roads project to the south and west of Perth. The proposed road will define some sixty hectares of flat greenfield land south of Drummond Street and some twenty hectares on the western edge of Perth. In anticipation of this, Council commenced the Perth Structure Plan project in 2016.

At the Council Meeting on 10 April 2017 (minute reference 120/17), the following was the decision of Council:
That Council endorse the Perth Structure Plan and draft amendments to the planning scheme be prepared.

Download the Perth Structure Plan (March 2017) here

Ross Town Square Master Plan

The Ross Town Square Master Plan report prepared by JMG Engineers and Planners was accepted by Council at the 12 December 2016 meeting, at which time the name 'Village Green' was endorsed for the site. The report can be accessed by clicking on this link

Stormwater

West Perth Stormwater Assessment

Council at its meeting on 21 September 2015 considered options to resolve stormwater drainage issues at west Perth, at this time the resolution was as follows (Min. Ref. 272/15):
DECISION
Cr Goninon/Cr Knowles
That Council
1) initiate ongoing discussion with the State Government and TasRail to fully investigate opportunities to fund the required upgrade of Youl Main Road and Drummond Street and their associated drainage culverts, including culverts under the railway line; and
2) concurrently investigate the introduction of a stormwater head-works levy.
Carried unanimously

Council at its meeting on 19 October 2015 meeting (Min. Ref. 295/15) resolved:
DECISION
Cr Knowles/Cr Gordon
That
i) Council receive the report titled Stormwater Assessment and Recommendations for Northern Midlands Council - West Perth dated September 2015.
ii) the assessment area be included in the itinerary for the 2016 Councillor bus tour.
Carried unanimously

TRANSlink/Western Junction Flooding

Council at its meeting on 20 July 2015 resolved to:
• support the application for funding under the National Stronger Regions Fund program to implement the stormwater management plan for the TRANSlink Precinct to an amount of $1,400,000 with an additional contingency of 10 percent $140,000.
• authorise Council officers to acquire identified parcels of land for detention basin purposes.

Council at its meeting on 19 October 2015 meeting (Min. Ref. 296/15) resolved:
DECISION
Cr Adams/Cr Knowles
That Council endorse the final report from Hydrodynamica titled TRANSlink Precinct Stormwater Assessment – Breadalbane (dated October 2015).
Carried unanimously

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