In Strathbogie Shire Council’s 2020/21 Budget funding was approved to renew and improve streetscapes in Avenel, Euroa, Longwood, Strathbogie and Violet Town.
Effective streetscape design is an integral part of shaping a community’s identity, increasing civic pride and improving a sense of well-being and belonging.
Areas for improvement may include but are not limited to:
- town entry features
- street furniture
- pedestrian and/or traffic circulation and safety
- public art
- general wayfinding, and
About Architecture is a regional based practice creating flexible, perceptive and enduring architecture for people and places. We see every project as an opportunity to enrich, contribute and respond to the social and built fabric around us.
About Architecture makes spaces and creates places. But more than that – our work aims to connect individuals and communities. We are about building on identity, enhancing daily life and creating joy all through the enriched experience of a place and the understanding of its community.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands where our projects are placed. We recognise their ongoing connection to country, land and waters that were never ceded and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and future generations.
Working Group Expressions of Interest
Following extensive community engagement, the Stage One draft concept plans achieved satisfaction ratings in Avenel, Euroa and Longwood, however feedback in Strathbogie and Violet Town was less supportive.
At the April 2022 Council meeting Council endorsed the formation of working groups to develop further draft designs for Strathbogie and Violet Town with a Terms of Reference for a working group to:
- ensure community input into the next Draft Streetscape Plan for Strathbogie and Violet Town
- capture local knowledge, issues, and opportunities and
- plan a draft streetscape design with the Council appointed designer
Stage 1 Streetscape Works - now underway
Works are currently underway on Stage 1 streetscape renewal in Longwood, Avenel and Euroa and are expected to be completed by late July.
The residents of these three towns gave us feedback on their preferences and we were able to progress their updated designs through to construction.
For Strathbogie and Violet Town we still need to consolidate what the residents prefer for their streetscape renewal and we will do this with an Expression of Interest from residents to help us with those individual town plans.