It is our goal to create an innovative streetscape where the design is informed by the climate and region and ensures there is always a connection to the authentic story of Gifford Hill. We are working alongside designers and builders to ensure we integrate local architecture and materials into the built form. We hope to provide a fun and whimsical experience which incorporates elements of discovery and surprise.
Master planning is well underway for the site. National experts Bill Burrell of Taylor Burrell Barnett and Steve Thorne of Design Urban Pty Ltd have been working with Burke Urban's local expert planning consultant Geof Bone to come up with a plan that they believe will reflect the needs of the region as it responds to its predicted growth over the next 30 years. The plan has also been carefully considered in the context of how it will connect with the existing town of Murray Bridge.
To date the plan has been presented to the Rural City of Murray Bridge staff and elected members of Council who have shown excitement and support for the design. The collaborative journey undertaken with the Rural City elected as the group who represent the needs of their community has proven to be very worthwhile and in tune with Burke Urban's philosophy of 'Together we Create'.
The Gifford Hill plan was thrown open for review and consideration at 2 community workshops in March. It was the first time the plan has been launched to the public. Burke Urban felt the overwhelming feedback at the workshops was informed and positive. It is hard to imagine 3500- developed homes, 10 000 new residents going about their day-to-day business and an operational town centre supporting this new population, but the community seemed to have imagination and insight to visualise this and there were a plethora of good ideas to support the plan and the development.
|Draft Gifford Hill Master Plan||JPG||789 KB||28 March 2011|