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.
Scone is an established rural town with a rich history, well known as the ‘Horse Capital of Australia’ and a local community who are committed to improving their town centre. Council are motivated to refresh the character and functionality of this centre to improve its amenity for the residents of Scone 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
Similar Projects: Five Dock Town Centre Urban Design Study, Merriwa Town Centre Masterplan, Aberdeen Town Centre Masterplan, Murrurundi Town Centre Masterplan, Panania Town Centre, Nowra Riverfront Precinct