The Cambridge Reserve Enhancement Project (the Project) proposes to transform Cambridge Reserve (currently classified as a passive open space reserve) into an improved public open space, with a portion proposed to be rezoned for residential development and for aged care purposes.
The City undertook a preliminary community engagement process in February 2018, to seek feedback on how residents would like to see Cambridge Reserve improved.
The process included setting up information stalls at the Forrestfield Shopping Centre and conducting an on site workshop at Cambridge Reserve, where participants took part in mapping ideas and an online survey.
The City engaged Urbis to prepare a plan that reflects the desires of the community. The Master Plan was presented to Council on 5 June 2018 and incorporates the community’s feedback.
The City undertook a public advertising campaign over July-August 2018 to get community feedback on the draft Cambridge Reserve plan. This included pop-up information stalls, surveys and workshops.
At the February 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting Council considered community feedback on the Concept Plan and resolved to adopt the Concept Plan for the purposes of undertaking further technical studies, initiating the land transfer process, and preparing an amendment to Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS 3).
In 2019 further technical studies were undertaken including a spring flora survey which highlighted an area of significant vegetation which needed to be protected. A local water management strategy was also prepared and found the stormwater basin onsite was too small to meet contemporary standards. This resulted in modifications to the Concept Plan which among other factors includes 100% retention of protected flora and a constructed wetland design that results in the relocation of the existing stormwater basin to the western side of Cambridge Reserve. Two versions of the revised Concept Plan have been produced in this regard:
Comments close 5pm 9 November 2020.
After advertising, submissions will be considered and put back to Council for review.
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