A new interactive 3D model of the Kiama CBD was released last week on the Council website. It provides a glimpse of the future of the town centre, showing the existing buildings and major features of the CBD with overlays of a possible future town centre compliant with the proposed Kiama Town Centre Development Control Plan.
Director of Environmental Services Jessica Rippon said, “The model has been released to align with the finalisation of the Council report about the Development Control Plan (DCP) Review.”
She added, “At next Tuesday’s council meeting, councillors will consider our report on the DCP and the outcomes from the community consultation undertaken by our Strategic Planning Team. We were keen to help the community understand from a visual perspective what the proposed changes in height and controls contained in the draft document would look like in the future. Having an interactive model which shows these proposed changes assists in helping to explain what is intended in these documents.”
The model will be used to assess future development applications and for future community engagement processes. The report to Council recommends maintaining the existing height of 11 metres in much of the town centre and instead increasing height only within certain areas, which include:
• The southern side of Terralong Street, between Thomson Street and Collins Street
• Parts of Kiama Centrepoint Shopping Mall
• The Akuna Street strategic site
All detail is on the council website.