Edmund Avenue Cottages Concept Design

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Background

The Edmund Avenue Cottages are a row of six Council-owned buildings which define the southern edge of the Village Green (72, 74, 76, 78, 80-82 and 84 Edmund Avenue). They are currently occupied by a range of business support, community and cultural services, but their form and/or current use provides limited community use, appeal or activity to the Village Green and wider Unley Civic Precinct.

The Unley Civic Precinct (area bounded by Unley Road, Oxford Terrace, Rugby Street and Edmund Avenue) has been under consideration since 2018 with a Working Group formed to assist Council in developing a long term vision for the Precinct. The Working Group members comprise of local residents, including representatives from FOCUS, SOS Village Green, St Augustine’s and Council staff. The Working Group has supported greater activation of the Edmund Avenue Cottages (the Cottages) and a new edge to the Village Green amongst a range of other initiatives.

The Concept Design

Council allocated funds in its 2019/20 Budget to undertake a number of short-term initiatives to enhance the Precinct, including the development of a Concept Design for the improvement of the Cottages. In recent months, the Concept Design has been developed in liaison with the Working Group, tenants of the Cottages and Elected Members to design new, contemporary extensions to the Cottages and the interface with the Village Green.

How can you get involved?

The Concept Design provides a clear direction for the long-term redevelopment of each of the Cottages, supporting new activities / land uses in support of the Civic Precinct. Works are anticipated to be staged to meet short-term demands and longer-term financial objectives of the Council. The designs reflect the feedback received to date from the Working Group, key tenants and Elected Members and have been prepared for Community feedback as the next step in the process.

Please read the supporting documents and view the Concept Design Presentation before completing the survey by Tuesday 28 July 2020.

Background

The Edmund Avenue Cottages are a row of six Council-owned buildings which define the southern edge of the Village Green (72, 74, 76, 78, 80-82 and 84 Edmund Avenue). They are currently occupied by a range of business support, community and cultural services, but their form and/or current use provides limited community use, appeal or activity to the Village Green and wider Unley Civic Precinct.

The Unley Civic Precinct (area bounded by Unley Road, Oxford Terrace, Rugby Street and Edmund Avenue) has been under consideration since 2018 with a Working Group formed to assist Council in developing a long term vision for the Precinct. The Working Group members comprise of local residents, including representatives from FOCUS, SOS Village Green, St Augustine’s and Council staff. The Working Group has supported greater activation of the Edmund Avenue Cottages (the Cottages) and a new edge to the Village Green amongst a range of other initiatives.

The Concept Design

Council allocated funds in its 2019/20 Budget to undertake a number of short-term initiatives to enhance the Precinct, including the development of a Concept Design for the improvement of the Cottages. In recent months, the Concept Design has been developed in liaison with the Working Group, tenants of the Cottages and Elected Members to design new, contemporary extensions to the Cottages and the interface with the Village Green.

How can you get involved?

The Concept Design provides a clear direction for the long-term redevelopment of each of the Cottages, supporting new activities / land uses in support of the Civic Precinct. Works are anticipated to be staged to meet short-term demands and longer-term financial objectives of the Council. The designs reflect the feedback received to date from the Working Group, key tenants and Elected Members and have been prepared for Community feedback as the next step in the process.

Please read the supporting documents and view the Concept Design Presentation before completing the survey by Tuesday 28 July 2020.