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B4 Mixed Use Zone

Hilltops houses the towns of Boorowa, Harden-Murrumburrah and Young within its rural landscape. There are a range of uses in these areas including town centres, employment and residential precincts and a wide range of supporting services and activities. A mix of recreational, open space and community facilities are also available in the towns.

Each town is different with their own history and contexts for their establishment and ongoing success. They operate in differing natural environments with varying levels of access to state and national infrastructure networks and markets. They also support differing surrounding rural economies. They are central to the provision of services and accommodate a majority of Hilltops population. The liveability, productivity and sustainability of these towns and the precincts they comprise of is critical to the future of the Hilltops area.

Hilltops 2040 – Hilltops Local Strategic Planning Statement, aims to develop vibrant town centres and main streets capable of accommodating changing demands for retail, professional services, entertainment, hospitality, accommodation and permanent residential services.  

Hilltops 2040 Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) and B4 Mixed Use Zone

Objectives

The Hilltops 2040 provides general strategies for town centre precincts within Young, Boorowa, Harden and Murrumburrah.  These include:

Young Town Centre

  • Reinforce the commercial centre of Young by concentrating commercial, retail, health and hospitality services within the existing town CBD.
  • Continue to reinforce the role of Boorowa Street as the focal point for retail and commercial activity at a scale and character that continues to attract visitation and investment.
  • Reinforce the ‘main street’ historic character of the Young town centre.
  • Maintain a safe, comfortable and interesting town centre for the community and visitors.
  • Re-enforcing or creating connectivity and linkages from public spaces to other public spaces such as parks and community buildings.
  • Break down barriers to assist in a walkable, permeable and attractive streetscape.

Boorowa Town Centre

  • Reinforce the commercial centre of Boorowa by sustaining a focus on, and adjacent to, Marsden and Pudman.
  • Streets to assist in providing a dynamic and compact town centre providing a greater range of commercial, retail, health and hospitality services.
  • Continue to reinforce the role of Marsden street (between Pudman and Queen Streets), and Pudman Street (between Market and Scott Streets) as the focal point for retail and commercial activity at a scale and character that continues to attract visitation and investment.
  • Reinforce the ‘main street’ rural township character of the town centre, by keeping it walkable, buildings with zero setbacks dominating street frontages, and supporting the provision of awnings and verandas overhanging footpaths.

Harden Town Centre & Murrumburrah Main Street

  • Continue to reinforce the role of Neill Street (between Station and Stair Streets) as the focal point for everyday retail and commercial activity at a scale and character that continues to attract visitors and investment.
  • Continue to reinforce the role of Albury Street (between Lyons and West Streets), as the focal point for retail and commercial activity at a scale and character that continues to attract visitors and investment.
  • Reinforce the commercial hub of Murrumburrah by creating an attractive, dynamic precinct to assist in providing a greater range of commercial, retail and hospitality services.
  • Revitalise and encourage active uses within the town centre.
  • Provision of a high standard of amenity for premises fronting Burley Griffin Way to reflect their prominent location.

The Draft Hilltops LEP aims to use and sustain the B4 Mixed Use Zoned Lands in Hilltops

Objectives

  • To provide a mixture of compatible land uses.
  • To integrate suitable business, office, residential, retail and other development in accessible locations so as to maximise public transport patronage and encourage walking and cycling.
  • To reinforce the established Town Centres and Main Streets of Young, Harden, Murrumburrah and Boorowa as the commercial centres for each town and Hilltops. This includes the ‘Main Street’ role and historic character of:
    • Boorowa Street, Young.
    • Marsden and Pudman Streets, Boorowa.
    • Neil Street, Harden.
    • Albury Street, Murrumburrah
  • To sustain robust and vibrant town centres and main streets capable of accommodating changing demands and expectations for retail, professional services, entertainment, hospitality, accommodation and permanent residential activities and services.
  • To enhance the capacity of Town Centres and Main Streets to accommodate housing options while sustaining a vibrant and active precinct and streetscape.
  • To create walkable, coherent, legible and high amenity streetscapes and public spaces.
  • To support vibrant main streets capable of supporting events, night time and weekend economies as well as regular commerce.

Where are they located?

The B4 Mixed Use Zone applies to main streets and town centres in Young, Harden- Murrumburrah and Boorowa.

Note that it is being introduced into Boorowa for consistency and also accommodates the expansion of commercial and mixed use along Marsden Street, south of the Court House.

Click on the link for online mapping viewer: Online Map Viewer.

What can I do in B4 Mixed Use Zone?

B4 Mixed Use zone meets the residential need of inhabitants in combination with the retail or commercial facilities.

Click on the link for further information on land uses in B4 Mixed Use zone: Attachment C Hilltops Zone Objectives and Table

You can view this zone’s ‘land use matrix’ – which lists permitted and prohibited land uses – below, or download it here Zone B4 Mixed Use

 

What is changing in B4 Mixed Use Zone?

The B2 Local Centre zone from the previous Boorowa LEP 2012 has been removed in the Draft Hilltops LEP.

The existing B2 zone, covering Marsden Street town centre in Boorowa, is intended to be replaced by B4 Mixed Use, aligning all of Hilltops’s town centre zones with one another. This zone is also being extended a block southwards along Marsden Street, as mentioned previously. You can view the proposed southward zone extension on the Online Map Viewer

Development Controls

Hilltops 2040 – Hilltops Local Strategic Planning Statement, provides strategies to create a safe, walkable and attractive streetscape for Town Centres and Main Streets within Young, Boorowa and Harden- Murrumburrah. Hilltops 2040 proposes to reinforce rural township character of the town centre by keeping buildings with zero setbacks dominating street frontages and supporting provision of awnings and overhanging footpaths.

Also note that the development controls will be reviewed in the near future through the development of a consolidated Hilltops Development Control Plan (DCP).

You can find more information about the B4 Zone and other land use zones in Attachment C – Planning Proposal – Hilltops LEP Zone Objectives and Tables.