Major Project: Riverwood residents have their say at masterplanning drop-in session

A second round of drop-in sessions was held at the Riverwood Community Centre on 26th and 28th April 2017 to update the community on the masterplanning process and to seek feedback on a number of design ideas and options.

Over 50 local residents discussed the process with the Communities Plus and FACS staff and gave their thoughts on the options prepared by the design team including:

  • provision of parks of different sizes with basketball courts, play and gym equipment, barbeques and seating
  • support for increased retail along Belmore Road with a greater variety of shops as well as community spaces and play areas
  • accessible housing design and street layout for people with disability and older people
  • streets wide enough for buses, improving pedestrian access across Belmore Avenue and widening Roosevelt Avenue
  • building lower density housing near existing private housing to prevent overlooking and design to improve safety, particularly around Truman Avenue.

Feedback will now be considered as part of the preparation of the emerging masterplan. The next round of drop-in sessions will be held at the Riverwood Community Centre at end of May.

Read more at the Riverwood Project page.