Old Quinns Rocks Landform and Recoding Study

CRG Design Workshop

The Study’s project team facilitated a four-hour Design Workshop on Saturday 11 May, as part of the supporting community engagement program.

The workshop, which was attended by 30 CRG members, used various activities and scenario ‘games’ to help to determine the community’s sentiments about existing and new development.

The project team will now collate the results from the various activities and incorporate this information into the overall study analysis.

A summary meeting will be held for CRG members on 29 May to provide members with feedback on the outcomes from the Design Workshop.

See below for more details on the project and other ways to have your say.

About the project

The old Quinns Rocks residential area originated as a small squatter shack settlement in the 1930s.  Now an integrated part of urban development with increasing residential density it’s important to retain the distinct character and charm of the area.

As outlined on the City's website, Council is further considering the future risks associated with coastal erosion and how to provide a balanced resolution on multiple community priorities for the area including retaining the distinct character of old Quinns Rocks and exploring potential opportunities to increase residential density.

As a result, the City has appointed consultants Hames Sharley to manage an intensive study that considers the landform and recoding challenges in the old Quinns Rocks area.

The key aims of the study are to:

  • Protect the heritage character of Quinns Rocks;
  • Retain the distinct landform and topography of Quinns Rocks; and
  • Address the constraints embodied in Coastal Hazard and Risk Management Adaption Plan and the imperative to avoid future liabilities of both residents and the City.

The study will include substantial engagement with the community and interested stakeholders.  The community consultation and public comment period remain open until June 2019.

Community engagement activities will include a community information session, establishment of a community reference group, and a design workshop – with ample opportunities for residents to provide feedback on the challenges and opportunities identified throughout the study.

Engagement outcomes will be publicly available and community feedback will be sought on the study.

Full details on how to get involved are outlined below and in the Key Events section on this webpage.

Other opportunities to have a say

During the community engagement period, the following initiatives are planned:

  • Community Drop-in Session (17 April 2019 – 5pm to 7pm) - Completed
  • Community Reference Group - Membership confirmed
  • Community Design Workshop - Completed
  • CRG Summary Meeting (29 May 2019 - 6pm to 7pm).

For more details on these events or the project, please contact Senior Project Planner, Zyra Knight.

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Key Dates

Public comment period - NOW OPEN

    29 March to 28 June 2019

    Date: 05/04/2019

Community Drop-In Session

    17 April 2019 – 5pm - 7pm

    Date: 18/04/2019

Community Design Workshop

    11 May 2019 -12pm - 4pm (For CRG members only)

    Date: 12/05/2019

Final CRG Meeting

    29 May 2019 – 6pm to 7pm

    Date: 30/05/2019

Project team analysis

    June 2019

    Date: 30/06/2019

Report to Forum

    16 July 2019

    Date: 17/07/2019

Announce study findings

    July 2019

    Date: 31/07/2019

Applications close for Community Reference Group (CLOSED)

    Wednesday, 24 April

    Date: 25/04/2019

Submit your comments

Please refer to the City's Rules of Engagement before submitting a comment.

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