Strategic Projects

Council is pursuing the following projects:

Northern Midlands Council Priority Projects 2017

Council has now released its Priority Projects 2017 document, this publication consolidates a number of Council's Strategic Projects. To view the publication on-line, click here.

Ben Lomond National Park
Campbell Town Urban Design and Traffic Management Strategy

In May 2016 Council contracted GHD Pty Ltd to develop the Campbell Town Urban Design and Traffic Management Strategy (‘the Strategy’). The aim of the Strategy is to establish a framework and vision for Campbell Town, recommending practical measures to guide improvements to streetscape, traffic and parking, pedestrian movement and landscaping.  The key focus areas are High Street, Harold Gatty Memorial, Bicentennial Park, King Street Oval, Lions Park, War Memorial Oval, Blackburn and Wardlaw Parks.

The consultants utilised a collaborative approach to develop the Strategy, involving Council, key stakeholders and community members to guide and inform the concepts. They undertook a desktop review and analysis, assessing the existing conditions in respect of traffic, land use, built form, landscape and open space character, and natural environmental conditions. The consultants generated initial principles and ideas for urban design and streetscaping, open space design, traffic, and environmental concepts.  These initial principles and ideas served as the basis for extensive stakeholder, community and business consultation. 

Following the consultation period, the consultants prepared the draft urban design and traffic management concept plan which was presented for discussion at a Council workshop, stakeholder meetings and formed the basis for a community survey.  The feedback received was used to inform the development of the final Strategy.

The Strategy includes an implementation plan that proposes a prioritised, staged approach to the recommended capital works.

A further community information session was held on the 13th September 2017.

At the 20 November 2017 Council meeting Council accepted and released the Campbell Town Urban Design and Traffic Management Strategy.

Download the Strategy here

Campbell Town War Memorial Oval Precinct
Cressy Recreation Ground Master Plan

Council is committed to promoting the health and well-being of Northern Midlands residents by ensuring the provision of sport and recreation facilities and programs/activities that enable residents to participate in physical activity. The Cressy Recreation Ground is an integral component of the sport and recreation infrastructure of the Northern Midlands, serving as the town’s main sport and recreation precinct.

Council needs to ensure Northern Midlands sport and recreation facilities are maintained and further developed over time to meet the everchanging needs of the community in terms of demographic changes, changing recreation and leisure demand trends, and emerging new sport and recreation activities.

In February 2017 Council contracted Lange Design and Loop Architecture to collaboratively develop a masterplan to drive the further development of the Cressy Recreation Ground to ensure it continues to meet the sport and recreation needs of Northern Midlands residents into the future.

The consultant’s work included detailed background research, assessment of the existing facilities/infrastructure and consultation with key stakeholders including user groups, community members via a simple user survey and  Council officers.

Lange Design and Loop Architecture submitted the final report in September 2017.   The report’s implementation strategy outlines the potential staging program for works identified from 2020 through to 2025 that are integral components of the overall redevelopment of the Cressy Recreation Ground to accommodate future community needs. 

At the Council meeting held on 16 October 2017 (minute ref.  314/17), the following was the decision of Council:

That Council:
i) Accept and release the Cressy Recreation Ground 2025 Master Plan for public comment;
ii) Consider funding the components of the Master Plan in forthcoming Council budgets, and request Council Officers to seek to secure external grants to assist with the implementation of the Master Plan. 

Click here to access the Cressy Recreation Ground Master Plan

Cressy Swimming Pool

Council is committed to promoting the health and well-being of Northern Midlands residents by ensuring the provision of sport and recreation facilities and programs/activities that enable residents to participate in physical activity. The swimming pools and recreation grounds across the municipality are an integral component of the sport and recreation infrastructure of the Northern Midlands, serving as the towns’ main sport and recreation precincts.

Council is progressively contracting the development of master plans for the swimming pools and recreation grounds to enable Council to gain a clear understanding of what the current user groups require for their sporting activities, and to identify solutions for the future that can be integrated and consolidated within the facilities and the existing infrastructure.

Loop Architecture (LOOP) has been engaged by Council to undertake analysis of the existing facilities at the Cressy and Ross swimming pools with specific reference to identification of deficiencies and opportunities for improvement. LOOP has also engaged Lange Design to assist with broad-brush Landscape assessment in addition to Core Construction Management to provide an overall opinion of probable costs for the recommended outcomes identified.

The Cressy Pool is located upon Main Street, which runs through the town centre and is within close proximity to the Bowls Club and Recreation Ground. The current facilities consist of a 25m pool, toddlers’ pool, electric BBQ, shade area, contemporary changerooms (circa 2010) and kiosk.

Current use of the existing facilities is seasonal (Late November through to March) and generally consists of local patronage and school groups in addition to swimming club, lessons, program and private functions.

At the 16 October 2017 Council meeting, Councillors agreed to accept the Cressy Swimming Pool Master Plan and requested further investigation be carried out into the integrity of the pool structure, with a further report to Council; that funding components of the Master Plan be considered in forthcoming Council budgets; and that Council officers seek to secure external grants to assist with the implementation of the Master Plan.  

Click here to access the Cressy Swimming Pool Master Plan

Longford Visitor Appeal Study
Morven Park Master Plan

Council is committed to promoting the health and well-being of Northern Midlands residents by ensuring the provision of sport and recreation facilities and programs/activities that enable residents to participate in physical activity. Morven Park Recreation Ground is an integral component of the sport and recreation infrastructure of the Northern Midlands, serving as the town’s main sport and recreation precinct.

Council needs to ensure Northern Midlands sport and recreation facilities are maintained and further developed over time to meet the everchanging needs of the community in terms of demographic changes, changing recreation and leisure demand trends, and emerging new sport and recreation activities.

In November 2016 Council contracted Lange Design to develop a masterplan to drive the further development of Morven Park Recreation Ground to ensure it continues to meet the sport and recreation needs of Northern Midlands residents into the future.

The consultant’s work included detailed background research, consultation with Council and user group representatives, a user survey mailed to the Evandale community, and extensive on the ground investigations.

Lange Design submitted the final report in September 2017.   The report’s implementation strategy outlines the potential staging program for works identified from 2020 through to 2025 that are integral components of the overall redevelopment of Morven Park Recreation Ground to accommodate future community needs. 

Council at its 16 October 2017 Council meeting agreed to accept and release the Morven Park Recreation Ground 2025 Master Plan for public comment; consider funding the components of the Master Plan in forthcoming Council budgets; and request Council Officers to seek to secure external grants to assist with the implementation of the Master Plan.  


Click here to access the Morven Park Recreation Ground 2025 Master Plan

Northern Midlands Health, Fitness and Sports Centre (Longford)
Northern Midlands Rural Processing Centre
Perth Development and Traffic Plan
Perth Structure Plan

The Department of State Growth has commenced planning and design work on the Perth Link Roads project to the south and west of Perth. The proposed road will define some sixty hectares of flat greenfield land south of Drummond Street and some twenty hectares on the western edge of Perth. In anticipation of this, Council commenced the Perth Structure Plan project in 2016.

At the Council Meeting on 10 April 2017 (minute reference 120/17), the following was the decision of Council:
That Council endorse the Perth Structure Plan and draft amendments to the planning scheme be prepared.

Download the Perth Structure Plan (March 2017) here

Ross Town Square Master Plan

The Ross Town Square Master Plan report prepared by JMG Engineers and Planners was accepted by Council at the 12 December 2016 meeting, at which time the name 'Village Green' was endorsed for the site. The report can be accessed by clicking on this link

West Perth Stormwater Assessment

Council at its meeting on 21 September 2015 considered options to resolve stormwater drainage issues at west Perth, at this time the resolution was as follows (Min. Ref. 272/15):

DECISION

Cr Goninon/Cr Knowles

That Council:

  1. initiate ongoing discussion with the State Government and TasRail to fully investigate opportunities to fund the required upgrade of Youl Main Road and Drummond Street and their associated drainage culverts, including culverts under the railway line; and
  2. concurrently investigate the introduction of a stormwater head-works levy.

Carried unanimously

Council at its meeting on 19 October 2015 meeting (Min. Ref. 295/15) resolved:

DECISION
Cr Knowles/Cr Gordon

That:

  1. Council receive the report titled Stormwater Assessment and Recommendations for Northern Midlands Council - West Perth dated September 2015.
  2. the assessment area be included in the itinerary for the 2016 Councillor bus tour.

Carried unanimously

West Perth Stormwater Assessment

TRANSlink/Western Junction Flooding

Council at its meeting on 20 July 2015 resolved to:
• support the application for funding under the National Stronger Regions Fund program to implement the stormwater management plan for the TRANSlink Precinct to an amount of $1,400,000 with an additional contingency of 10 percent $140,000.
• authorise Council officers to acquire identified parcels of land for detention basin purposes.

Council at its meeting on 19 October 2015 meeting (Min. Ref. 296/15) resolved:
DECISION
Cr Adams/Cr Knowles
That Council:

  1. endorse the final report from Hydrodynamica titled TRANSlink Precinct Stormwater Assessment – Breadalbane (dated October 2015).

Carried unanimously

TRANSlink/Western Junction Flooding