King and Queen St Masterplan update
More open space parkland, new roads to connect Wallan and a shared trail are all highlights of the Draft King and Queen Street Precinct Masterplan which is now back on show.
Council took submissions on a first draft last year and, following feedback from the community, committed to more traffic mapping and investigated ways to keep traffic flowing through the area.
The results found that the proposed north-south connector road between Watson Street and William Street will be required to handle the amount of traffic in the area. The connector road will utilise part of existing open space at Wallan Community Park.
The Draft Masterplan proposes additional open space on the eastern side of this proposed road that will assist in compensating for the loss of any reserve land.
The Draft Masterplan proposes open space along Mittagong Creek and shows an off-road shared trail within the waterway and drainage reserve of Wallan Creek, as well.
The King and Queen Street Precinct has been identified to cater for residential growth. The draft plan includes considerations for:
- New open space park for the community at Mittagong Creek and between King Street and William Street
- New roads to link Watson Street and William Street to improve connectivity
- A shared footpath to connect the Community Park with Mittagong Creek and expand accessibility in Wallan
- More residential options for a growing community
To view the changes, head to Engaging Mitchell Shire
We had planned to hold drop-in session on Thursday 27 May and Wednesday 2 June, but these have had to postponed due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions.
The precinct is bounded by Windham Street to the west, William Street to the north, Mittagong Creek to the east, and the Wallan Creek, Watson Street and existing development to the south.
The precinct was identified as a priority project area in the Wallan Structure Plan as it is located close to Wallan's commercial hub, shopping centres, schools, Hume Freeway and Hudson Park.
This $50,000 consultation project is funded by the Victorian Planning Authority’s Streamlining for Growth program.
Submissions close Monday 7 June.
‘‘We’ve heard the concerns of our community and have made a number of amendments to our Draft King and Queen Precinct Masterplan. Just like any plan, we are excited to share it with the wider community to receive more feedback,” she said.
“Wallan’s population is continuing to grow, and we want to continue to be on the front foot of this growth to ensure a healthy, connected and sustainable community through every life stage.
“Without a masterplan in place it will be difficult to unlock the above benefits for existing and future residents as this precinct is already zoned for residential purposes.
“I encourage everyone to have their say on this precinct – this kind of planning requires community at every step of the way.”
This page was last updated on 31 May 2021.