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Byron Arts & Industry Precinct Plan

PHOTOGRAPH BY SUSTAINABLE VALLEY

Our work in facilitating the creation of the Byron Arts & Industry Precinct Plan is to present a shared vision for this eclectic precinct and a high-level road map to help stakeholders work together to make that vision a reality.

CONTEXT

In partnership with Tract and Harley Graham Architects, HIP V. HYPE Sustainability facilitated an Enquiry by Design (EBD) process bringing together council staff, local business people and other stakeholders to collectively design a shared vision for the future of the precinct.

Byron Arts & Industry Precinct. PHOTOGRAPH BY SUSTAINABLE VALLEY

ACTION + ADVICE

The Enquiry by Design (EBD) process adopted a 'user centred design' approach to the development of the precinct plan:

_Discover: ’Walkshop’ through the precinct to challenge attendees’ pre-held conceptions of the place, identifying opportunities and challenges.
_Define: Priority issues which need to be addressed and get clear on goals for the precinct.
_Develop: Generate options and develop solutions openly with respect to goals and priority issues.
_Deliver: Test and refine solutions to deliver the foundations of the Precinct Plan based on strong technical foundations and shared understanding.
_Development of an engaging, easy to understand Precinct Plan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY GAVIN ASHLEY

IMPACT

The process deepened mutual understanding about Council’s role, the levers available to drive change, and how local businesses and community can contribute.

The Precinct Plan is currently passing through Council approval processes which are expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

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