Studio GL were commissioned by the Upper Hunter Shire Council to prepare revitalisation plans for the town centres of Scone, Aberdeen, Merriwa and Murrurundi. The objective of the Masterplans is to provide a framework that encourages investment and supports the revitalisation of the local town centre.
Merriwa is an established rural town on the Golden Highway with a rich history and an engaged local community who are committed to improving this small town centre. Council are motivated to refresh the character and functionality of this centre to improve its amenity for the residents of Merriwa and to ensure the facilities welcome and encourage future visitors.
Council believed that an essential component to this process was the involvement of the local community during the creation of the plans. Studio GL developed and ran a series of community consultation and engagement events including workshops, drop in sessions and online feedback through Social Pinpoint to encourage this involvement.
Studio GL finalised the draft Masterplans in March 2016 and they were on public exhibition from April to May 2016. The final masterplans were adopted by Council in June 2016.
Client: Upper Hunter Shire Council
Project date: 2016