Dickson Centre master plan Community Engagement

The vision

A vision workshop was held on Tuesday 25 August 2009. The workshop was open to lessees, business owners, local residents, community organisations and anyone with an interest in the centre. Over 80 people attended.

At this workshop the project approach was discussed. Participants also worked towards creating a vision for the Dickson centre. From here the consultants, Purdon Associates, along with ACTPLA, worked towards collating this information and creating a draft vision. This vision was then tested with the community at the first community information display.

Vision workshop outcomes

The outcomes are presented as a verbatim record of table notes that have been grouped into key themes.

Community Engagement

Stage 1 community engagement

On Tuesday 8 September 2009 the first Dickson community information display was held at the Dickson centre (near Woolworths). This information session was an opportunity for locals to have a say on the key issues and draft vision developed as a result of the earlier vision workshop.

Aerial photographs on view at the community information display

Stage 2 community engagement

On Tuesday 20 October 2009 the second Dickson community information display was held in the Dickson centre (near Woolworths).

This information session was an opportunity for locals to drop in between 4pm and 7pm and have a say on the outcomes of the design workshop and in particular the draft urban planning and design principles developed as a result of the workshop. These principles were drawn from key themes identified in the plans created by the community at the workshop. The principles are of critical importance as they will ultimately be what guides future development in the Dickson centre. The display also gave locals the chance to provide feedback on the site analysis and design ideas produced by the community. Information presented at the display can be found below.

Design Workshop

A design workshop was held on Thursday 24 September 2009. The workshop was open to lessees, business owners, local residents, community organisations and anyone with an interest in the centre. Over 60 people attended.

The workshop saw groups of six to eight people first undertake a site analysis of the centre. Next the groups worked on developing plans which addressed matters such as heights, density, supermarket locations and pedestrian connections etc.

Below are the plans put forth by each group:

Below are the plans created by individuals who had a particular vision they wished to put forward:

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