SHIRE of Mundaring councillors have adopted a draft plan to revitalise the Mundaring town centre.
It includes increased residential densities, a pedestrian crossing at Nichol Street and Great Eastern Highway and a potential new road link between Mann and Jacoby streets, with traffic lights at the highway.
There is also a focus on street improvements at Nichol and Jacoby streets to build on the Mundaring Community Sculpture Park upgrades.
The draft proposes different housing options, such as multiple residential and mixed-use developments. The plan acknowledges retaining trees, underground powerlines and creating a street tree canopy will be critical to preserve the Hills character and country feel.
Shire President David Lavell said the council had been keen to adopt the draft plan, given strong community aspirations for renewal of the town centre.
“Ultimately, the goal of the masterplan is to deliver a thriving village lifestyle with a strong town centre,” he said.
“This centre is the cultural and retail heart of the Shire and now’s the chance for interested residents to help shape its future.”
Cr Lavell said the masterplan would incorporate ways to attract more tourists, who would bring more economic activity and vitality to the centre.
“The masterplan will ensure our town centre becomes an enviable place to live, shop, work and visit, not just in the short term but into the future,” he said.
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