North Melbourne deserves better and Woolworths can do better!
We need Woolworths to work constructively together with Residents, Melbourne City Council , State Government to ensure Melbourne retains its status as the World’s Most Liveable City. Future developments should enhance Melbourne’s character as well integrated well planned, people friendly linked communities.
The Arden-Macaulay Structure Plan is currently actively being worked on by the City of Melbourne together with the State Government and residents active support and input to achieve well=planed and integrated development
How can we build on North Melbourne’s best features and still increase housing?
We can have a design competition that fosters the best design by encouraging the best designs for creating community sustainable integrated communities. Good design integrates community service needs at the outset and minimises future social alienation. We do not want unplanned inappropriate development. We can have low scale, dense well planned housing with street access and open space.
What we don’t need are high rise towers, cramped spaces, that are not good accommodation. We do need to plan for the future- to think ahead for children and develop readily accessible dwellings
We want developments that are do not overwhelm the infrastructure – eg overcrowded public transport, out-pouring of traffic onto already overcrowded inner cities residential streets and key roads,
Woolworths would be tarnished with creating social problems and destroying Melbourne’s livability if it were to build a tower or two without planning and working within good community design
To add people without planning for their current and future needs in terms of child-care, schools community spaces, medical, aged care and myriad other basic and resources