Kiama CBD in 3D provides glimpse of future for town centre

Published on 15 September 2022

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A new interactive 3D model of the Kiama CBD is being released today on Kiama Council’s website at:  www.kiama.nsw.gov.au/kiamatowncentrereview

The online 3D model provides a glimpse of the future of the town centre. Showing the existing buildings and major features of the CBD it provides overlays of what the future of the town centre could be following the review of the Kiama Town Centre Development Control Plan.

Director Environmental Services Jessica Rippon said, “The model has been released today to align with the finalisation of the Council report about the Development Control Plan (DCP) Review.”

“At next Tuesday’s council meeting councillors will consider our report on the DCP and the outcomes from the community consultation that was undertaken by our Strategic Planning Team”.

“We were keen to help the community understand from a visual perspective what the proposed changes in height and controls that are contained in the draft document, would look like in the future.”

“Strategic plans and controls are often difficult to visualise when just in words in a document,

Having an interactive model which shows these proposed changes really assists in helping to explain what is intended in these documents.”

“The model shows bulk and scale, rather than individual design, and you can move through the streets to gain an understanding of what is existing and what the report proposes.”

“We also wanted to advise the community that there have been some changes made to the DCP as a result of the feedback we received from the community. This model helps to show these changes in a visual form.”

The model will be used in the assessment of future development applications and for future community engagement processes.

The report to Council recommends maintaining the existing height of 11 metres in much of the town centre and instead increasing height only within certain areas which include:

  • The southern side of Terralong Street, between Thomson Street and Collins Street
  • Parts of Kiama Centrepoint Shopping Mall
  • The Akuna Street strategic site

The full report on the DCP, including all recommendations, is also available from Council’s website:

https://www.kiama.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-meetings/Agendas-Minutes

 

 

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