Spring Hill Village - A Plan For The Future

Consultation has concluded

Please take some time to have a look at the presentation from the urban design consultants OCULUS presented at the community meeting on Thursday the 17th of September. The presentation is a conversation starter using techniques that have been used elsewhere to help villages maintain their character while growing over the years.

Council would love your feed-back on what you like and don’t like about Spring Hill so it can better plan for the village’s future. Even if you want nothing to change it’s important to share your thoughts so that measures can be put in place to protect the special qualities.

Although the village seems hemmed in, there is an opportunity to expand similar village style residential lots to the east, with a pedestrian connection back over the rail line to the existing village heart around the shop, pub and school. This may be made possible as Council is investigating a new road to take trucks out of the centre of the village. What do you think about a bit more village on the other side of the tracks?

Plans like this are both for short-term changes, like tree planting, footpaths and improvements to the park, and for long-term planning. It’s worth imagining what you think should happen to Spring Hill in the next 25 years.

Please take some time to have a look at the presentation from the urban design consultants OCULUS presented at the community meeting on Thursday the 17th of September. The presentation is a conversation starter using techniques that have been used elsewhere to help villages maintain their character while growing over the years.

Council would love your feed-back on what you like and don’t like about Spring Hill so it can better plan for the village’s future. Even if you want nothing to change it’s important to share your thoughts so that measures can be put in place to protect the special qualities.

Although the village seems hemmed in, there is an opportunity to expand similar village style residential lots to the east, with a pedestrian connection back over the rail line to the existing village heart around the shop, pub and school. This may be made possible as Council is investigating a new road to take trucks out of the centre of the village. What do you think about a bit more village on the other side of the tracks?

Plans like this are both for short-term changes, like tree planting, footpaths and improvements to the park, and for long-term planning. It’s worth imagining what you think should happen to Spring Hill in the next 25 years.