Brooklyn Improvement Master Plan

Council is in the process of developing the Brooklyn Improvement Master Plan, a long term strategic framework for guiding the future of Brooklyn.

Community Round Table Workshop

A Community Round Table Workshop was held at the Brooklyn Meeting Room on Saturday 26 November 2016. Currently, the project consultants are in the process of collating and analysing the information gathered from the workshop.

The results, along with other potential strategies will be presented to the Project Control Group early next year.  Upon endorsement, this material would be made available on Council’s website and all attendees of the Community Roundtable session will be notified of the report by email.

The Brooklyn Improvement Master Plan  - Process Overview provides further information

What is the purpose of the Brooklyn Improvement Master Plan?

The purpose of the Master Plan is to provide a comprehensive blueprint for the future of Brooklyn, taking into account all the factors that impact local residents and visitors.

It includes:

  • Comprehensive consultation that will include feedback from workshops and stakeholder participation;
  • Analysis of opportunities and constraints;
  • Tourism and economic growth analysis;
  • Traffic and parking analysis

Brooklyn Improvement Master Plan - Process Overview

Why is Council developing an Improvement Master Plan for Brooklyn?

In a 2014, Brooklyn residents and businesses were surveyed on their vision for the future of the community. They identified the need to improve public facilities and amenities, and also flagged the opportunities to further develop tourism and the local economy.

Concerns were also raised around growth, impacts of development, heritage, increased traffic, demand for parking, and river access.

A Master Plan would consider all these issues and provide a framework for addressing them.

Where are we up to?

Currently Council and it's consultants are up to Stage 3 of the Master Plan process and have established ‘Place Principles’ to guide its development. The principles will be tested with the community and stakeholders at workshops during November 2016.

To learn more about the Stage 1 process, please download the Stage 1 Community Information Board.

Stage 2 involved developing a shared vision and principals.

Stage 3 will include developing a series of strategies and ideas to address the needs of the community. Download the Stage 3 Community Information Board.

Stage 4 involves the preparation of a Draft Master Plan which would be submitted to Council for consideration.

The final draft Brooklyn Improvement Master Plan would then considered by Council for exhibition and adoption after the 2017 Council election.

Community Reference Group

A Community Reference Group (CRG) of 32 members has also been established to provide information and bounce ideas at a series of meetings.

The first Community Reference Group (CRG) meeting was held in August 2016. A second meeting was held in early November 2016 and another is being planned for early 2017.

Community Reference Group Members (as of Oct 2016) - 17kb

Progress so far

November 2016

Community Round Table Workshop

Community Reference Group Meeting #2

October 2016

Project Control Group Meeting #2 - Minutes - 30kb

Community Open day – Brooklyn Community Meeting Rooms

September 2016

Agency Reference Group Meeting #1 - Minutes - 30kb

Community Open Day – Brooklyn Spring Fair

August 2016

Project Control Group Meeting #1 - Minutes - 31kb

Community Reference Group Meeting #1

Council staff briefing and workshop

July 2016

Work begins on Community Communication Strategy, and Economic Strategy.

June 2016

Council selected consultants McGregor Coxall to develop the Brooklyn Improvement Master Plan.

December 2015

Community and Agency Reference Groups were established based on expressions of interest from community groups, businesses and individuals.

November 2015

Submissions from suitably qualified and experienced consultants were sought by open tender to develop a draft Brooklyn Improvement Master Plan.

November 2014

Council surveys residents and visitors on Brooklyn's Future. Download Brooklyn's Future - A Community Survey - Summary of Responses - 4.7MB

September 2014

Council resolves to survey community and visitor views to identify the community’s vision for Brooklyn’s future.