The recently developed draft Majors Bay Road Place Plan has been adopted by Council. The adopted plan outlines how, together, we can make Majors Bay Road an even better place to live, work and play. It is built on research gathered over the past year where we asked local residents, businesses, visitors and local groups what could be done to improve our village precinct and what they liked about the area.
Community Engagement Results
We asked you about how you feel about Majors Bay Road precinct and we pinpointed some key ways we can further develop aspects of the community you love, and ways we can move forward together and bring the area to life even more. Your input has created the focus of our draft place plan, and your input will continue to help shape how we deliver against the plan.
What you love
You love the people, the community vibe, the look of the area and the mix of businesses. Over a quarter of the community are happy to promote the area and 94% “care about this place and its future” (Place Score report 2018).
Ways you'd like to see the area improved
There are four themes around which actions have been created in the draft Majors Bay Road Place Plan. These themes are:
- Create an active and vibrant cultural centre
- Improve transport accessibility
- Enhance the visual appeal and amenity
- Undertake activities to meet the needs and aspirations of residents, businesses and visitors.
Key Actions in the Place Plan
Below is a sample of the report's main actions. The full draft plan is available above, complete with findings from our Community Engagement research.
Council engaged Place Score, a national benchmarking platform which assesses what is contributing postively or negatively to a place. In Majors Bay Road they carried out face to face consultations and provided an on-line survey from 6 July - 19 August 2018.
Council reviewed the Place Score findings provided in October and decided to test and refine the findings directly with all businesses and surrounding residents of Majors Bay Road to provide practicable outcomes for the area.
- Business surveys: 24 October - 9 November 2018 - Majors Bay Road and Majors Bay Road Chamber of Commerce
- Local residents: 24 October - 9 November 2018 - residents surrounding Majors Bay Road
- Community stakeholder meetings: February - March 2019
To ensure the priorities and overall theming of the draft Place Plan reflected the aspirations and concerns of our communities two feedback sessions were held:
- Wednesday, 3 April 2019 - Concord Senior Citizens Centre from 5.30-6.30pm
- Saturday, 6 April 2019 - Concord Library from 10.30-11.30am
These sessions endorsed the overall themes and main actions contained in within the draft Place Plan.