Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Guidelines and guidance
There has been a growing recognition of the importance of collective memory in the built environment, and therefore of the need to preserve historic precincts and streets-capes as well as individual buildings of Architectural significance. In addition, the pressures put on the Planning Authority to approve development proposals in the City has resulted in ad-hoc approvals of development along the architecturally sensitive areas of the Central Business District (CBD) of Victoria. Thus the need for urban design guidelines to assist the Planning Authority to advise the general public on appropriate urban design principles prior to submission of development proposals. In addition, when considering development proposals in the CBD of Victoria, such development achieves architectural and urban design outcomes that contribute positively to the local urban character and enhances the public realm while minimizing detrimental impacts on neighboring properties.