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Council adopted its Urban Design Strategy (UDS) in June 2011.
The UDS is designed to act as a guide for planners, designers and decision-makers to help improve Yarra's urban design in a dynamic, ever-changing urban environment.
Due to its inner-city location, Yarra experiences significant pressure for redevelopment and land use change.
In this context, the purpose of the UDS is to promote good design outcomes that contribute to a coherent and appealing urban environment and encourage continuity, growth and change.
The UDS also acknowledges that future developments in Yarra will need to achieve better environmental outcomes. Good urban design should ensure Yarra is an attractive and interesting place for tourists to visit and residents and businesses to locate.
The UDS recognises that the need to achieve good design outcomes at an individual site level should be balanced with a greater focus on collectively improving the quality of urban design across Yarra.
The Urban Design Strategy document has been seperated into small parts which can be viewed here in PDF format:
Urban Design Strategy Parts 1-4.pdf (726.53kB)
Urban Design Strategy 5.1.pdf (184.60kB)
Urban Design Strategy 5.2.pdf (2.25MB)
Urban Design Strategy 5.3.pdf (413.05kB)
Urban Design Strategy 6.1.pdf (50.42kB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.1.pdf (1.64MB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.1 ENTRIES AND HIGHLY VISIBLE SPECIAL SITES.pdf (1.50MB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.1 BOULEVARDS AND MAIN ROADS.pdf (877.81kB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.1 ACTIVITY CENTRES MAJOR.pdf (859.67kB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.1 ACTIVITY CENTRES NEIGHBOURHOOD.pdf (821.73kB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.1 TOWN HALL PRECINCTS AND COMMUNITY HUBS.pdf (814.68kB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.1 PUBLIC TRANSPORT STOPS AND STATIONS.pdf (610.83kB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.1 GREEN RIVER AND CREEK CORRIDORS.pdf (880.71kB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.1 PARKS AND SIGNIFICANT OPEN SPACES.pdf (440.71kB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.1 NEIGHBOURHOOD STREET SPACE.pdf (963.04kB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.1 HERITAGE AREAS AND LANDMARKS.pdf (528.28kB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.2.pdf (1.52MB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.3.pdf (188.38kB)
Urban Design Strategy 7.4 - 8.pdf (146.70kB)
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