Macedon Square Safety and Streetscape Upgrade

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Expressions of interest are now open to join the Macedon Square Community Engagement Co-design Group.

When: Tuesday, 6 December from 3-5pm
Where: a local venue near Macedon Square to be confirmed.

Manningham Council has been continuing to talk with our community about the proposed upgrade of Macedon Square. After feedback from our traders and community, the current concept plan for Macedon Square has been taken off the table.

We are committed to working with you to develop (co-design) a new engagement process. This will be used to develop the new concept plan for Macedon Square. It will include who is going to be part of the new process, what their role will be and how they will be able to influence the final plan.

We believe that by working together to define this process, we can achieve the right design outcome for Macedon Square. Please note, this is not to begin the actual physical re-design of Macedon Square – this will be a separate process to occur in 2023.

We are recruiting 12 traders, eight community (resident) representatives and two property owners for this group. Six Manningham Council representatives will also be included, with the process facilitated by an independent facilitator – MosaicLab. We are looking for a diverse mix of genders and ages in this group.


For more information please contact business@manningham.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9840 9343


Download the summary 'What was said' report from the recent community sessions.

Thank you those who joined us for the recent reconnect sessions for Macedon Square on 14 September and 6 October. We value your time and your willingness to share your concerns, issues and ideas with us.

As promised, here is the What Was Said report which captures the community feedback from the two sessions held on 14 September and 6 October.

The aims of the sessions were:

  • to reconnect and check in with the community
  • to hear any further community concerns, questions and thoughts for the upgrade
  • to respond to questions raised
  • and to work together on the way forward.

As mentioned in both sessions, the current concept plan has been taken off the table. We are now working to collectively find a way forward and ensure everyone has input into the upgrade.

We are working on the codesign of the engagement approach and will be testing this with trader representatives in the next few weeks.

It is intended that the codesign will take place before the end of the year and we will discuss the timing with trader representatives.

For more information, or to request to be added to the Macedon Square email list, please contact business@manningham.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9840 9343.

Hearing from our community, residents and traders, is important to us and we want to thank everyone for their patience during this period.






Background

We have been engaging with our local community about a concept plan for Macedon Square over many years.

We’ve listened to your feedback and are open to revisiting elements of the previous concept plan. We want to ensure it achieves a balanced outcome for all Macedon Square users.

To make sure we provide a fair and transparent process for feedback, we have engaged an external third party to facilitate a series of meetings with the community.

Our goal is to ensure that the traders and community have a say in the upgrade and that we can collectively find a way to improve safety and amenity of the area.

We held Meeting #1 on Wednesday 14 September 2022, 6:00pm-9:00pm

The purpose of this meeting was to reconnect and ensure all the community issues are understood.

We held Meeting #2 on Thursday 6 October 2022, 6:00pm-9:00pm

The purpose was to continue meeting #1 and discuss the steps going forward

For more information, contact business@manningham.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9840 9343.

Hearing from our community, residents and traders, is important to us and we want to thank everyone for their patience during this period.

Previous Concept Design - now being revisited

As a result of the initial feedback from 2020 and 2021, Council created a concept design for the Macedon Square safety and streetscape upgrade in November 2021.

Please note these plans are now off the table and we will revisit them after we have consulted further. We are prepared to change this plan with community input.


Expressions of interest are now open to join the Macedon Square Community Engagement Co-design Group.

When: Tuesday, 6 December from 3-5pm
Where: a local venue near Macedon Square to be confirmed.

Manningham Council has been continuing to talk with our community about the proposed upgrade of Macedon Square. After feedback from our traders and community, the current concept plan for Macedon Square has been taken off the table.

We are committed to working with you to develop (co-design) a new engagement process. This will be used to develop the new concept plan for Macedon Square. It will include who is going to be part of the new process, what their role will be and how they will be able to influence the final plan.

We believe that by working together to define this process, we can achieve the right design outcome for Macedon Square. Please note, this is not to begin the actual physical re-design of Macedon Square – this will be a separate process to occur in 2023.

We are recruiting 12 traders, eight community (resident) representatives and two property owners for this group. Six Manningham Council representatives will also be included, with the process facilitated by an independent facilitator – MosaicLab. We are looking for a diverse mix of genders and ages in this group.


For more information please contact business@manningham.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9840 9343


Download the summary 'What was said' report from the recent community sessions.

Thank you those who joined us for the recent reconnect sessions for Macedon Square on 14 September and 6 October. We value your time and your willingness to share your concerns, issues and ideas with us.

As promised, here is the What Was Said report which captures the community feedback from the two sessions held on 14 September and 6 October.

The aims of the sessions were:

  • to reconnect and check in with the community
  • to hear any further community concerns, questions and thoughts for the upgrade
  • to respond to questions raised
  • and to work together on the way forward.

As mentioned in both sessions, the current concept plan has been taken off the table. We are now working to collectively find a way forward and ensure everyone has input into the upgrade.

We are working on the codesign of the engagement approach and will be testing this with trader representatives in the next few weeks.

It is intended that the codesign will take place before the end of the year and we will discuss the timing with trader representatives.

For more information, or to request to be added to the Macedon Square email list, please contact business@manningham.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9840 9343.

Hearing from our community, residents and traders, is important to us and we want to thank everyone for their patience during this period.






Background

We have been engaging with our local community about a concept plan for Macedon Square over many years.

We’ve listened to your feedback and are open to revisiting elements of the previous concept plan. We want to ensure it achieves a balanced outcome for all Macedon Square users.

To make sure we provide a fair and transparent process for feedback, we have engaged an external third party to facilitate a series of meetings with the community.

Our goal is to ensure that the traders and community have a say in the upgrade and that we can collectively find a way to improve safety and amenity of the area.

We held Meeting #1 on Wednesday 14 September 2022, 6:00pm-9:00pm

The purpose of this meeting was to reconnect and ensure all the community issues are understood.

We held Meeting #2 on Thursday 6 October 2022, 6:00pm-9:00pm

The purpose was to continue meeting #1 and discuss the steps going forward

For more information, contact business@manningham.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9840 9343.

Hearing from our community, residents and traders, is important to us and we want to thank everyone for their patience during this period.

Previous Concept Design - now being revisited

As a result of the initial feedback from 2020 and 2021, Council created a concept design for the Macedon Square safety and streetscape upgrade in November 2021.

Please note these plans are now off the table and we will revisit them after we have consulted further. We are prepared to change this plan with community input.


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