The Federal Village Masterplan Steering Group has developed the following draft list of actions for inclusion in the Masterplan.
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Federal Village Masterplan Draft Actions
Movement & Access Actions
Upgrade the Federal main street to create a safer pedestrian-friendly street and a green, functional centre for the community that alleviates existing issues between cars buses and pedestrians while emphasising the unpolished character.
Improve connectivity in and around the village with safe, pedestrian-friendly paths and cycleways.
Install welcome signage and minor landscaping in the public road reserve at the entrances/gateways to the village, to help define the edges of the village and to support a low-speed traffic environment.
Upgrade the intersection of Coorabell Road and Binna Burra Road to resolve safety issues.
Sustainable Development Actions
Action 5, 5a and 5b
Update the Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan to reflect the vision, principles, and character statement of the Federal Village Masterplan.
Ensure that all developments in and around the village incorporate integrated green space in their design that links to and complements the existing community green space of the village.
Promote the Federal Village Masterplan to ensure it is considered by Council, community and developers – especially during the period prior to Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan updates.
Contain commercial development to one clearly zoned area and reinforce planning controls accordingly (extent to be determined during detailed planning).
Action 7 and 7a
7: Ensure additional housing on land that is already zoned for residential (RU5 Village) is environmentally responsive and verify appropriate supporting controls are in place.
7a: Encourage more affordable/attainable housing within the existing village zone area through investigations with Council and landowners.
Collaborate with Council and native title claimants to get the best outcome for claimants and community on Crown Land (Lot 89 DP755697 Public Reserve 105960 and Lot 90A DP 374765 Public Reserve 228590).
Community Green Space Actions
Incorporate the vacant block on the corner of Roses Road and Federal Drive (Lot 1 DP1003205) into the village life of Federal by: a) instituting planning controls, or the like, to ensure the best possible development outcome with maximum community benefit; b) if the vacant block came up for sale the community would consider purchasing it and managing it as a community asset for open space, sport, overflow event parking, etc.
Upgrade Federal Park and develop a Landscape Plan to incorporate the following: more seating; path improvements; increased planting; updated children’s play/sports equipment; a performance space.
Install an interpretative sign that acknowledges the traditional custodians and provides a brief history of the village and surrounds (supported by online/hard copy information).
Facilitate an annual/bi-annual community art exhibition/sale and/or music event at Jasper Corner to support local artists, raise funds for the community facility and provide events for the local community to enjoy (in addition to the existing annual ‘Park Party’).
Governance and Funding Actions
Incorporate Federal and surrounds as its own area under the Byron Shire Development Contributions Plan to ensure future populations are appropriately serviced.
Pursue other funding opportunities that support the implementation of Masterplan actions.
Establish an ongoing Federal Village Masterplan community-led implementation team to progress actions, provide annual reports to the community, and initiate a review of the Masterplan after five years.