Plans adopted for future Moorabbin

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KINGSTON Council has drawn up plans to shape the future of development in Moorabbin.

Council has adopted two plans, the Moorabbin Eastern Edge Urban Design Analysis and the Moorabbin West Urban Design Framework.

A statement from Kingston Council read that the plan for eastern Moorabbin “looks at how Horscroft Place and the precinct between the train station and Moorabbin Reserve can be improved to ensure a welcoming and safe thoroughfare for pedestrians” and would “help guide and direct council and future investors on the types of buildings, landscaping, parks and accessibility that this precinct will require.”

“In 2019 council purchased 2 Horscroft Place with the intention of creating a new pocket park for the community and improving the streetscape and accessibility from Moorabbin station and the shops, through to Moorabbin Reserve and beyond to the Hospital and TAFE,” council CEO Julie Reid said.

Ms Reid said that the “Moorabbin West Urban Design Framework looks at the underutilised mixed-use precinct on the west of the Nepean Highway, with views to improve its usability, pedestrian connections and to retain its assets, such as the heritage-listed façade on the bowls club.”

Both plans will be implemented in phases.

“The Moorabbin West Urban Design Framework and the Moorabbin Eastern Edge Urban Design Analysis complement one another and work towards the Moorabbin Renewal project. This is all about creating better pedestrian connections through Moorabbin and improving the suburb’s assets and vibrancy,” Ms Reid said.

“This is an exciting time for Kingston. The Moorabbin Renewal project will help to transform a suburb which already boast fantastic transport links, an arts precinct and a major sports hub, into a pedestrian-friendly destination.”

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 18 November 2020

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