We have gathered feedback from consultations that have been undertaken in Kyneton in recent years. In particular, a number of submissions received during consultation on the Kyneton Movement Network Study (2019) expressed a wish for Council to focus on issues existing within the town centre before addressing broader, long-term infrastructure requirements for the town.
Feedback relevant to the town centre has included the need for:
- Improved wayfinding and promotional signage
- Direct and connected footpaths with good surfaces, crossing opportunities and safer pedestrian facilities
- Safe bicycle access in Kyneton’s main streets and to Kyneton railway station
- Improved car parking in the town centre, including accessible parking spaces
- Pedestrian crossing points that consider how to get people of different ages and abilities across the road safely
- Retention, maintenance and/or reinstatement of bluestone paving and infrastructure
- Great recognition of aboriginal cultural heritage
- Consideration of landscaping and trees in streets
- Clarity around the trade off between pedestrian and footpath spaces, bike access, kerbside parking and vehicle access
The UDF will not consider broader movement and access throughout Kyneton, beyond the town centre. The UDF will be used to inform a re-draft of the Kyneton Movement Network Study, which will commence following the completion of this project.
Former Kyneton Primary School Site
The community has made significant investment into the vision and future use for the old Kyneton Primary School site.
The Victorian Government announced funding for the future of the site in November 2020. Resolving what happens on the site itself is subject to the EOI process that is being run by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
The site has been included in the study area boundary as there is an opportunity for the UDF to identify streetscape quality and access improvements to complement the work being undertaken by DELWP.