Draft plans look to enhance the suburb of Seddon and Harris Reserve

Published on 09 May 2024

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A Seddon that celebrates and builds on its neighbourhood character is at the heart of the draft Seddon Neighbourhood Plan designed to guide and manage future growth in the suburb.

The draft considers opportunities and proposes actions to support a greener more connected Seddon with enhanced cultural and festival life, and activated and strengthened commercial spaces, as well as vibrant parks, streets and spaces.

With additional 2,000 people expected to call Seddon home by 2051, around 425 new homes and associated infrastructure, including retail and commercial premises, will be needed to support this growth – the majority likely to be concentrated in an expanded Seddon Neighbourhood Activity Centre.

Recognising current land limitations, the draft Plan, informed by two rounds of community engagement in 2022 and 2023, considers a number of opportunities to create a leafier, safer and more accessible suburb. This includes proposed building guidelines for the Seddon Village designed to support new infrastructure while retaining valued character.

The draft Plan also outlines a number of potential future public realm design concepts including:

  • investigation of a new civic space on Austin Street
  • improvements to pedestrian safety and priority at the Pilgrim Street underpass, the northern end of Williamstown Road and Seddon Station
  • greening initiatives across the suburb

“Of the proposed public realm projects identified in the draft Plan, we want your input to help to identify the ones you want prioritised to help with our future planning. Seddon is your home, so your insights have been – and continue to be – important to the delivery of the Seddon Neighbourhood Plan,” Mayor, Cr Cuc Lam said.

Council is also seeking comments on the draft Harris Reserve Concept Plan. Initial feedback told us open space and greenery were important considerations, and respondents wanted a public toilet installed at the Reserve – which was delivered in 2023. The draft considers an extended lawn area, additional tree planting and infill planting to the existing garden beds.

You can provide feedback and comments on both draft plans by midnight Monday 10 June at yourcityyourvoice.com.au/Seddon


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