Plan outlines new vision for Beverly Hills

Picturing change: A new plans suggests ways to revitalise the Beverly Hills Town Centre, encourage urban renewal, improve the amenity and provide new housing and employment opportunities.
Picturing change: A new plans suggests ways to revitalise the Beverly Hills Town Centre, encourage urban renewal, improve the amenity and provide new housing and employment opportunities.

A plan to revitalise the Beverly Hills Town Centre including the introduction of medium and high density housing and a new civic square will soon be released for public comment.

The draft Beverly Hills Town Centre Masterplan was endorsed by Georges River Council last week to be placed on public exhibition.

The plan was prepared for the council by urban planning consultancy CityPlan Services and seeks to "revitalise Beverly Hills Town Centre, encourage urban renewal, improve the amenity and quality of the built environment and public domain and provide new housing and employment opportunities".

The draft Masterplan establishes five concepts for the town centre:

These are: renewing the revitalising 'The Strip' (King Georges Road B2 zoned land), by encouraging mixed-use development and shop top housing, including an expansion of the B2 zone and the creation of a new 'East Street'.

It will seek to create new opportunities for people to live close to public transport and services with the introduction of medium to high density residential redevelopment between the new East Street between the Town centre and Lee Avenue.

There will be a new civic square for Beverly Hills on the corner of King Georges Road and Frederick Street, including a plaza space that is integrated with a community facility.

There will be new and improved connections to get from place to place including creation of 'East Street' and the widening of 'West Lane'.

And there will be new and improved pocket parks including a new neighbourhood park on the corner of Norfolk Avenue and Lee Avenue.

Four key sites are identified for the delivery of strategic public domain elements and community infrastructure.

The draft plan proposes bonus development incentives. Greater height and density are proposed to support land consolidation. This will help deliver new community infrastructure including the new Civic Plaza and East Street, a community facility and public domain improvements.

The draft Beverly Hills Town Centre Masterplan will be on public exhibition for 60 days starting this month.

Community engagement will include replacing drop-in sessions with webinars and other forms of digital engagement.

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