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  • DEAKIN AVENUEURBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES

    FINAL

    Milduras premier avenue: A gallery showcasing our

    history, diversity and vitality.

    August 2016

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    Status Version Checked PM Checked PD Date released

    Draft Urban Design Guidelines 1 KW LR 23/12/15

    Draft Urban Design Guidelines 2 KW LR 11/02/16

    Draft Urban Design Guidelines for exhibition 3 KW LR 18/03/16

    Final Urban Design Guidelines 5 KW LR 31/08/16

    Mildura Rural City Council

    Peter Douglas Project Director

    Ammar Habasch Project Manager

    Planisphere

    Lisa Riddle Project Director

    Mike Scott Project Advisor

    Kristen Wilkes Project Manager

    Danai Fadgyas Mapping & Graphics

    Planisphere 2016.This Publication is copyright. No part may be reproduced by any process except in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968.

    PROJECT CONTROL

    Mildura Rural City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land which now comprise the Mildura Rural City Municipality. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and celebrate and respect their continuing culture and acknowledge the memories of their ancestors.

    Acknowledgement The Project Team

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    DEAKIN AVENUE URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES

    CONTENTS

    1 INTRODUCTION Study Area Map

    Study Background

    2 VISION & STRATEGY Avenue Vision

    Overarching Principles

    The Strategy

    3 WHOLE OF AVENUE DESIGN GUIDELINES Image of Mildura

    Built Form

    Landscaping

    Land Use

    Lighting & Safety

    Access & Movement

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    4 PRECINCT DESIGN GUIDELINES Precincts

    Horticultural Edge Precinct

    Residential Precinct

    City Gate Precinct

    Mixed Use Precinct

    City Core Precinct

    5 IMPLEMENTATION

    A APPENDICES Appendix A: Summary of consultation

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  • Introduction

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    01INTRODUCTION

    The Deakin Avenue Urban Design Guidelines respond to and guide the current and future image and appearance of the Avenue. They provide a clear direction for the future of the Avenue, its public spaces and development along it.

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    THE PROJECTThe Deakin Avenue Urban Design Guidelines set out a strategic vision for Deakin Avenue that will respond to the future changes and development along the Avenue. Specifically the guidelines will ensure that development:

    Responds to the Avenues unique character and sense of place;

    Is located and designed appropriately;

    Achieves a high quality built form outcome;

    Provides a higher functional and attractive public realm; and

    Contributes to a strong and consistent image.

    The project was undertaken in three stages with opportunities for consultation at each key milestone. A summary of Stages 1, 2 and 3 is provided on page 12.

    Stage 1: Key Issues Report

    Stage 2: Strategic Vision and Objectives

    Stage 3: Urban Design Guidelines

    PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENTThis Urban Design Guidelines Report builds on the adopted Strategic Vision and Objectives Paper to detail the ideas and opportunities for the future growth and development of Deakin Avenue.

    The Guidelines can be used as a type of checklist for Council staff, landowners and developers to ensure future development and public realm works contribute to the long term vision of the Avenue.

    Chapter 2 of this report outlines the vision and overarching principles for the Avenue. It also spatially illustrates the main components of the Strategy (page 20), including the key design guidelines for each precinct.

    Chapter 3 sets whole of avenue objectives and design guidelines within each principle as identified above. These guidelines apply to the whole of the study area.

    Chapter 4 contains the detailed design guidelines specific to each of the 5 precincts along the Avenue, incorporating the six principles introduced in Chapter 2.

    Chapter 5 provides an implementation strategy for going forward, including recommended overlays and an actions table to determine roles and responsibilities.

    This report incorporates changes received during the public exhibition period undertaken in May 2016 and was adopted by Mildura City Council in August 2016.

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    Chapter 5 Implementation

    Plan

    Chapter 4 Precinct Design

    Guidelines

    Chapter 3

    Whole of Avenue Design Guidelines

    Chapter 2

    Vision and Strategy

    Chapter 1

    Introduction

    TERMINOLOGYHOW TO READ THIS DOCUMENT

    Chapter 2: Provides the Vision and overarching principles that apply to the whole of Deakin Avenue.

    Chapter 1: Provides an overview of the document and key terminology used throughout the report.

    Chapter 3: These guidelines set design objectives and outline guidelines for the whole of the Avenue.

    Chapter 4: The precinct design guidelines provide detailed direction to specific sections along the Avenue including precinct design objectives.

    Chapter 5: Refer to the Implementation Plan for any further work required, roles and responsibilities. This step usually applies to works on public land or by the responsible authority.

    Community infrastructure:

    Facilities within public spaces: seating, drinking fountains, bins, shade structures, paths, signage and bus stops.

    Public realm:

    All the public spaces along the Avenue: footpaths, nature strips, roadway and spaces.

    Verge:

    Refers to the area of the road reserve between the kerb and private property, that includes the footpaths, nature strip and the kerb and channel.

    Built form:

    Includes all buildings and structures and refers to their height, spacing between buildings, appearance and shape.

    Setback:

    The horizontal distance between the boundary of a lot and the directly adjacent wall of a building.

    Indigenous and Native Vegetation:

    Indigenous vegetation is flora that is native to the local Mildura region. Native vegetation is found only in Australia.

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    STUDY AREAThe study area incorporates all land and built form fronting Deakin Avenue, up to and including the road verge. The study area does not include the centre median strip or the road pavement. However, the relationship between the road, median strip and the buildings and verges is considered. A landscape masterplan has previously been prepared for the median strip and this project makes recommendations for consideration in any future landscape reviews.

    The study area, as broadly depicted on the map below incorporates all land and built form fronting Deakin Avenue, up to and including the road verge. Land fronting the Avenue varies in size considerably and therefore the study area seems much larger in farming areas than it does in the more built up environments where smaller parcels are present.

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    STUDY AREA MAP

    The study area is divided into 5 precicnts as shown on map below.

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    Precinct 2: Residential

    Precinct 3: City Gate

    Precinct 4: Mixed Use

    Precinct 5: City Core

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    The need to protect and enhance large iconic trees along the Avenue.

    The green, lush, oasis appearance should be enhanced, reducing blank walls and car parking in front setbacks.

    General concerns about building quality, scale and design.

    Buildings at the Fifteenth Street intersection need to be upgraded.

    Public realm and safety concerns in relation to a lack of street lights/furniture and too much truck traffic.

    Vacant sites and run-down buildings need reactivating.

    Consistency of directional signage, landscape treatments and planting is needed along the Avenue.

    A full summary of the consultation responses is provided at Appendix A.

    The Key Issues Report (July 2015) was prepared to detail all of these issues and opportunities and was adopted by Council in November 2016.

    KEY ISSUESStage 1 of the project included undertaking consultation workshops, a community survey and a site survey, to gather all the background information and gain an understanding of the issues and opportunities available along the Avenue. It included speaking to community members, development industry groups, agency stakeholders and Council staff. The outcomes of