A masterplanning project on Sydney's north shore adds vital new civic amenities and a retail hub through a mixed funding model.
This master planning and place-making project in an established northern Sydney suburb will ultimately deliver a new public park, library, community centre and childcare centre using residential development to fund the capital costs, and a new retail centre to fund lifetime operational costs.
AJC is leading a full consultant team including Oculus, Soft Build and SJB Planning, working and advocating for Ku-ring-gai Council, with whom dozens of planning options were tested before arriving at a design framework that balances liveability, urban forms and economic sustainability.
Stakeholder and community engagement have also influenced the master plan which see a large north-oriented park alongside a free-standing community building, and a neighbourhood-scale retail centre underneath. A new residential street will be created to the east, while an extant service lane to the west will be upgraded into a pedestrianised retail strip.
AJC is currently developing design-based evaluation criteria to help Council confidently select the right development partner to deliver the master plan objectives in full.
|Kuring-gai Country, Lindfield, NSW|
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