A vision for Moorabbin's Renewal taking shape
10 November 2020
An exciting plan for the revitalisation of Moorabbin is taking shape with Council adopting design frameworks which set out a vision for two key areas in the growing suburb.
The two separate plans look at the Eastern and Western precincts with an aim to build on the best of Moorabbin and set out an exciting vision for its future as a whole
City of Kingston CEO Julie Reid said Council has been working with the land owners, tenants and local groups, as well the wider community, to help shape this future development plan for Moorabbin.
“As places change over time it’s important to have plans in place to help guide these changes to create the best outcome for the community,” Ms Reid said.
“The Moorabbin West Urban Design Framework and the Moorabbin Eastern Edge Urban Design Analysis complement one another and work towards the Moorabbin Renewal project. This is all about creating better pedestrian connections through Moorabbin and improving the suburb's assets and vibrancy.
“This is an exciting time for Kingston. The Moorabbin Renewal project will help to transform a suburb which already boast fantastic transport links, an arts precinct and a major sports hub, into a pedestrian-friendly destination.”
The Moorabbin Eastern Edge Urban Design Analysis, looks at how Horscroft Place and the precinct between the train station and Moorabbin Reserve can be improved to ensure a welcoming and safe thoroughfare for pedestrians.
“In 2019 Council purchased 2 Horscroft Place with the intention of creating a new pocket park for the community and improving the streetscape and accessibility from Moorabbin station and the shops, through to Moorabbin Reserve and beyond to the Hospital and TAFE,” said Ms Reid.
The newly adopted Moorabbin Eastern Edge Urban Design Analysis, will help guide and direct Council and future investors on the types of buildings, landscaping, parks and accessibility that this precinct will require.
The Moorabbin West Urban Design Framework looks at the underutilised mixed-use precinct on the west of the Nepean Highway, with views to improve its usability, pedestrian connections and to retain its assets, such as the heritage-listed façade on the bowls club.
Earlier this year, Council asked for feedback from the community to find out what they would like to see as a part of these Moorabbin Renewal projects.
“We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation process. We received lots of exciting ideas and feedback that has led to several changes adopted in the Moorabbin West Urban Design Framework,” Ms Reid said.
Implementation of both plans will be phased. Early works to create the new pocket park in Moorabbin as part of the Eastern Edge Urban Design Analysis start mid-November, with the demolition of the existing building.
Park construction is anticipated to commence in mid-2021.
The site will be seeded with lawn after demolition works and will be open to the public when grass has established, prior to park construction commencing. Consultation on the new park concept plans will open in the coming weeks via yourkingstonyoursay.com.au.