Draft Spalding Precinct Plan

The City of Greater Geraldton has partnered with the State Government Department of Communities to develop a precinct plan for the Spalding suburb. More here

The key vision of the Plan is to revitalise Spalding into an area that facilitates additional residential options whilst enhancing community facilities. The plans include an overall precinct plan and two Central Community Area Plans (green and blue)  that have different focuses.

We are currently seeking feedback on the Draft Spalding Precinct Plans.

Having your say on the Draft Plans

Once you have reviewed the draft plans below there are three options available to provide your feedback to the City and Department of Communities.

  1. Fill out on online feedback form located here
  2. Print out the feedback form and drop it off at the City Civic Centre located on Cathedral Avenue.  Form here
  3. Obtain hard copies of the plans and feedback forms from the City Civic Centre.

The deadline to submit hard copy feedback forms at the City Civic Centre is Friday 1 March 2019 at 4pm.

The deadline to complete the online feedback form is Monday 4 march at midnight.

Background

Community Engagement regarding the plan began in December 2018 with a Community Drop-In session held at the Mitchell Street Community Centre to learn more about the community from the people who know it best, its residents. On Wednesday 13 February 2019, the Draft Spalding Precinct Plans were presented to the community Members of the community at the Mitchell Street Community Centre. The designs were informed by the input received from the community during the December Drop-In session.

Overall Draft Spalding Precinct Plan

The Overall Concept Precinct Plan aims to improve the connectivity and accessibility throughout Spalding, not only for vehicles but also to encourage safe streets, to encourage walking and cycling. The Plan is supplemented by two Central Community Area plans which offer alternative design and land use opportunities for the central area of Spalding generally between Lawley Street, Broome Street, Anderson Street and Mitchell Street.

View high resolution PDF of the Overall Draft Spalding Precinct Plan here

Overall Concept Precinct Design

Central Community Area Plans

The two Central Community Area plans propose to revitalise AMC Park, introducing recreational facilities (e.g. basketball court) and picnic facilities and considers the Mitchell Community Centre for the use of various community and cultural activities, including arts and craft spaces, child care facility, community resource centre, women’s health centre etc.) as raised by the community during earlier engagement sessions. Vacant land behind the Mitchell Street Community Centre is envisioned to be developed to facilitate additional community uses and facilities, local shops and other conveniences and/or housing as raised by the community during previous engagement sessions and would be well integrated with adjacent existing and future residential development. Both plans propose new road connections to improve access into this central hub. The main differences between the Green and Blue plan relate to potential future use and development of the four-hectare vacant land on the corner of Broome Street and Anderson Street.

Central Community Area - Green Plan

The Green Plan focuses on introducing additional community facilities integrated with residential and commercial land uses. In previous consultation, the community put forward ideas including education, residential, aged person housing, playing fields, open space and/or a community farm.

View high resolution PDF of the Central Community Area Green Plan here

Central Community Area Green Plan

Central Community Area - Blue Plan

The Blue Plan prioritises development of the vacant land for future residential development, with the potential for aged and dependant person’s housing.

View high resolution PDF of the Central Community Area Blue Plan here

Central Community Area Blue Plan