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Vision Newport will provide a long-term vision and guide for changes that are likely to occur for land use, public spaces and buildings in Newport. The vision document will provide guidance on: housing, urban growth, infrastructure, economic development and the natural environment.

A focus area for Vision Newport has been identified for the current round of consultation. This comprises five precincts surrounding the Newport Railway Station and commercial zone. A ‘transition zone’ surrounds the individual precincts, predominantly occupied with residential properties and is being considered in conjunction with the five distinct precincts. Residential transition zones identify where opportunities exist to have greater intensity or a continuation of urban themes (such as landscaping or streetscape works) subject to appropriate heritage or character considerations.

The precincts are:

Precinct 1: Northern gateway (Melbourne Road)
Precinct 2: Mason Street
Precinct 3: Arts, community and recreation
Precinct 4: Hall Street
Precinct 5: Southern gateway (Melbourne Road)

An Urban Design Guidelines Report will be developed following the community consultation and specialised consultant input, addressing issues such
as setbacks, active frontages, response to heritage buildings and environmentally sustainable design principles. This report will be used to inform Vision Newport and further community consultation.

Consultation closed 18 September 2014.

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Precincts 1-5 Questionnaires

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Precinct 1: Northern gateway

Northern gateway is a predominantly commercial area located along Melbourne Road North. Future development has the potential to be mixed use, including housing, commercial office and limited retail.

A large volume of vehicular traffic travels through the precinct creating both high levels of exposure for businesses as well as problems with congestion and car parking. It is likely that car parking for any future development is to be dealt with on-site.

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Precinct 2: Mason Street

The Mason Street precinct is Newport’s core retail precinct with a focus on convenience retailing and lifestyle destinations. It is home to a number of community uses, including the Newport Library and playground facilities at Paine Reserve.

Strong movement patterns should support further integration of the precinct with the public transport nodes including bus and train.

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Precinct 3: Arts and recreation

The arts and recreation precinct includes all of the outdoor recreation areas within central Newport, including the Newport Football Ground and Newport Bowls Club. Major community and cultural facilities such as the Substation Centre for Art and Culture are also located in the precinct.

All of the off-street parking within central Newport is located in precinct 3, including the commuter parking for the railway station.

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Precinct 4: Hall Street

The Hall Street precinct predominantly consists of hospitality focussed retail as well as popular cafes and restaurants. The precinct has a strong heritage character which should be respected by future development.

Future land uses within the precinct should capitalise on its central location and existing successful hospitality uses such as the Junction Hotel, to allow the precinct to become Newport’s cafe and restaurant destination.

Future improvements to the access and movement within the precinct for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians should focus on the access to Hall Street from Melbourne Road/North Road, and the underpass access to the railway station.

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Precinct 5: Southern gateway

The Southern Gateway precinct has the potential for increased commercial activity and mixed use development due to its location on busy Melbourne Road.

The scale and finer grain of the heritage buildings should be respected as and if development occurs.

A large volume of vehicular traffic travels through the area both north and southbound from Williamstown creating high levels of exposure for business.

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