We support the vision, objectives and most actions of the draft Cremorne Urban Design Framework. Unfortunately, the content of Theme 3 ‘connected and accessible Cremorne’ doesn’t adequately deliver against the stated objectives. We recommend that council re- draft that section, to deliver outcomes that are better aligned with the Cremorne Place Implementation Plan, Yarra’s Community Vision, Yarra’s Transport Strategy, and the objectives of the Cremorne Urban Design Framework. For example, instead of the ‘Streets Implementation Plan’ or the ‘Alternative Streets Implementation Plan’ we suggest:
- Decreasing traffic congestion by adding modal filters to the two railway underpasses (at Balmain Street and Dunn Street) and the entrance to CityLink (at the southern end of Cremorne Street)
- Creating two new public plazas (or 10 km/h shared zones), one outside the Cherry Tree Hotel, and one between the ERA and Malt District apartments
- Re-building and widening all footpaths (and crossovers) in Cremorne to deliver a minimum 2 metre width, increasing to 3 metres on Cremorne Street and Balmain Street
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Published 7th December 2022.