Kings Square Cultural Precinct Redevelopment
Western Australia | Urban
The City of Stonnington has the second lowest amount of open space per capita (20 square metres per person) of any local government area in Victoria. Council developed this strategy to proactively preserve and increase public open space within Stonnington. By providing more open space, opportunities have been created for residents and visitors to be more physically active and to socialise in safe and appealing spaces.
In developing the Strategy for Creating Open Space, Council engaged with residents to understand the value of open space to the community. Households (599) were randomly selected to complete a face-to-face survey. Approximately 91% of the community believed that creating new open space for current and future generations was highly important and a further 79% of respondents supported the use of all aspects of the Strategies for Creating Open Space.
Council publishes all land purchased in line with this strategy in a quarterly publication and undertakes further community consultation before development public realm upgrades can commence. To date, the main achievements of the Strategy include:
Initial cost of $50,000 - planning scheme amendment