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Highfields Cultural Precinct Draft

Highfields Cultural Precinct [Draft]

[ Urban design + master planning ]

 
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The Highfields Cultural Precinct [Draft] Master plan was developed to provide Council with a coordinated strategy for the provision of cultural facilities in the Highfields area, with a view to achieving the goals set forward by the Highfields, Meringandan and Meringdan West Local Plan. In collaboration with Urbis, Archipelago developed a draft master plan based on strong built form and urban design principles; which emphasised community participation and use of facilities, increased legibility of the town centre, and improved place making opportunities.

 
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The development of the master plan involved exentensive consultation with Council and community stakeholders.

The master plan aimed to address a number of issues identified in the urban analysis, such as disconnected and impermeable road infrastructure, public realm deficiences, and underutilised open space opportunities.

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Archipelago proposed a people-focussed master plan solution with a finer grained urban frame; improved legibility and wayfinding; flexible road infrastructure; high quality public realm; and increased density and activation around the town’s commercial centre. In addition, the plan included an extensive open space and green canopy strategy, built around the much-loved Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve.

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Project Details:

Toowoomba Regional Council. Highfields, Queensland.
Completed 2017.