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
Evidence That Supports This Key Focus Area
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For An Active, Livable, Secure And Walkable Neighbourhood, Density is the Key.
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Density creates viability for economic development while increasing the opportunity and convenience for local residents to do more walking.
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The Heart Foundation takes a strong position to encourage density and development and their 2014 publication ‘Does Density Matter?’ states:
"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."
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.
It improves the local economy through supporting local business, provides a better return on investment on existing infrastructure currently owned and maintained by the Council (namely footpaths, street furniture and parks) and it also increases community surveillance with ‘more eyes on the street’.
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.
Walkability and the importance of the built environment on health are currently strong public health themes. The Heart Foundation takes a strong position to encourage density and development and their 2014 publication ‘Does Density Matter?’ states:
‘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 opportunities and convenience for local residents to do more walking.
It is this last point that should be well considered. Residents will walk up to 1500 meters from their home to visit a vibrant high street. Therefore creating a vibrant local shopping village, supported by higher density living, can have a huge positive impact on the hundreds if not thousands of residents living in a 1500 meter radius around it. Supporting density is one way we can ‘build-in’ health in our community.
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A Livable, Vibrant + Connected Bayswater Town Centre
Is Possible Through 6 Key Areas Of Focus + Action
Here are the other five...
Community Consultation + Engagement
Vibrancy Through Economic Development
Quality Design+ Sense of Place
Diversity of Housing
Where will your children live?
The Key Solution To A Future Bayswater That Is Livable, Vibrant And Connected Is A Robust, Rigorous And ImplementableWAPC* Endorsed + Approved Activity Centre Plan
* Western Australian Planning Commission
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.
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