NURP Active Places

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Council’s strategy will encourage development of urban neighbourhoods that contain an active node, which in turn provides a mix of places and spaces for people to gather, meet and relax. The benefits of this approach are many:

  • Clustering uses and activity in nodes generates a high level of energy and local identity.
  • A rich mix supports a lot of choice for housing, employment, recreation, and access to goods and services.
  • Streetscapes become people places once traffic is constrained and the spaces re-configured for pedestrian and cycle movement.
  • Active frontages have been located in nodes and along identified pedestrian priority routes.
  • Connected street patterns makes places feel safe by bringing activity and passive surveillance

Some of the Active Places outcomes that Council’s strategy aims to deliver include:

  • Creating a series of active nodes and busy streets throughout the precinct to provide a mix of places and destinations.
  • Providing a horizontal and vertical mix of uses, particularly at main streets and active nodes to ensure a diversity of spaces for creative, commercial, health, civic, residential and new manufacturing uses is available
  • Transforming the precinct towards a place characterised by a high quality amenity that is dominated by active transport modes (walking, cycling, light rail) to attract new employment opportunities, encourage diverse activities and foster walking, cycling and public transport usage.

Council made a presentation regarding the NURP to the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in March of 2016. A copy of the A3 poster regarding Active Places that was shown at the presentation can be downloaded here.

* Please note that this page is for information only and that Council has not adopted these measures at time of publishing.




Council’s strategy will encourage development of urban neighbourhoods that contain an active node, which in turn provides a mix of places and spaces for people to gather, meet and relax. The benefits of this approach are many:

  • Clustering uses and activity in nodes generates a high level of energy and local identity.
  • A rich mix supports a lot of choice for housing, employment, recreation, and access to goods and services.
  • Streetscapes become people places once traffic is constrained and the spaces re-configured for pedestrian and cycle movement.
  • Active frontages have been located in nodes and along identified pedestrian priority routes.
  • Connected street patterns makes places feel safe by bringing activity and passive surveillance

Some of the Active Places outcomes that Council’s strategy aims to deliver include:

  • Creating a series of active nodes and busy streets throughout the precinct to provide a mix of places and destinations.
  • Providing a horizontal and vertical mix of uses, particularly at main streets and active nodes to ensure a diversity of spaces for creative, commercial, health, civic, residential and new manufacturing uses is available
  • Transforming the precinct towards a place characterised by a high quality amenity that is dominated by active transport modes (walking, cycling, light rail) to attract new employment opportunities, encourage diverse activities and foster walking, cycling and public transport usage.

Council made a presentation regarding the NURP to the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in March of 2016. A copy of the A3 poster regarding Active Places that was shown at the presentation can be downloaded here.

* Please note that this page is for information only and that Council has not adopted these measures at time of publishing.