New Norfolk Structure Plan
New Norfolk Structure Plan

ERA in conjunction with Playstreet Landscape Architecture and Urban Design and Knight Frank were engaged by the Derwent Valley Council to prepare a structure plan for New Norfolk to provide direction for future land use and development of the township over the next 15-20 years. To date the land use and development within New Norfolk has been occurring in the absence of any long term strategic plan for the settlement and was the last settlement in Southern Tasmania without a settlement boundary and specific planning objectives. A key objective of the project was to provide clarity to community and investors about the long term vision for the town, key opportunities and its role and function within the context of the Southern Tasmanian region. The process included a detailed review of the existing relevant strategic document, designing and implementing a stakeholder and community consultation programme as well as working with experienced property economists and urban designers.

A key objective of the project was to provide clarity to community and investors about the long term vision for the town, key opportunities and its role and function within the context of the Southern Tasmanian region. Specific outcomes of the structure plan included:

  • An overall vision for the town based on key directions.
  • The development of clear objectives for the zoning of the town, including the identification of residential, commercial and industrial areas.
  • The identification of key economic development opportunities within the town including key underutilised sites such as Willow Court.
  • The identification of a settlement boundary giving regard to key land connections and values.
  • Details of improvements to pedestrian and visual connections through the town.

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