Environmental Enhancement
+ Sustainability

                       

Increase the tree canopies and provide opportunities for
better public space amenity so you can enjoy a visit to the Bayswater Town Centre without the need for a car.


Why This Is A Key Focus Area

  • Responding to the responsibility to create an alternative to urban sprawl
  • Enjoyment of the vibrant village experience
  • Create opportunities for more street tree canopy, shade and better public space amenity
  • A vibrant town centre supports increased pedestrian activity and alternatives to car use
  • Increased density = more green spaces and less sprawl in the suburbs

Tools We Need to Support
This Key Focus Area

  • WAPC endorsed and approved Activity Centre Plan
  • Design Guidelines
  • Design Advisory Commitee
  • Development Contributions Scheme

The Evidence

For An Active, Livable, Secure And Walkable Neighbourhood, Density is the Key.

Density creates viability for economic development while increasing the opportunity and convenience for local residents to do more walking.

"It is density that can underpin the creation of walkable neighbourhoods
Density is important because a minimum threshold of population density ensures local shops and services are more viable situated closer to where people live, and increase the opportunists and convenience of local residents to do more walking."
Heart Foundation: Does Density Matter  (Click the link)

The built environment is a fundamental element to support active living and increase the ‘walkability’ of a neighbourhood. A more walkable environment, not only improves the physical and mental health of residents, it has important triple bottom line impacts. 

With more people walking on the street there is also a reduction in crime, increased social capital and community cohesion. The environmental benefits are also evident with fewer cars on the road, less traffic, less pollution and less noise.

Read more about creating a environment that reduces crime, increases social capital and community cohesion. The environmental benefits are also evident with fewer cars on the road, less traffic, less pollution and less noise.


Future Bayswater: Future Vision

What is wanted? A livable, vibrant and connected Town Centre.
Why? To become a "go-to" destination rather than a "go through" in desperation.
How to do this? By supporting a comprehensive Future Vision via an Activity Centre Plan.
Why Bayswater? It's a strategic inner urban hub that hasn't realised its full potential ... yet.

The 5 key other key areas of focus + action

Community Engagement & Consultation

Transport
Connectivity

Vibrancy Through Economic Development

Quality Design & Sense of Place

Diversity of Housing
Where will your children live?

Your demand for quality is important for the Future Bayswater that is being created.
There has been little change in 50 years but change is coming. How should it be managed?

This site and associated events will help inform our community on the elements of quality town centre planning, the benefits it can deliver and how we can advocate for optimal outcomes that meet the diverse needs and aspirations of current and future residents.

The Key Solution To A Future Bayswater That Is Livable, Vibrant And Connected Is A Robust, Rigorous Activity Centre Plan Supported By A Quality Future Vision

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