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Somerville Township Structure Plan

Location: Somerville Township
Client: Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Plan2Place Consulting prepared the township structure plan for Somerville on the Mornington Peninsula. The project was undertaken in conjunction with Wayfarer Consulting, Ethos Urban, Movement and Place Consulting, and Peter Boyle_Urban Design+Landscape Architecture. The township comprises residential areas, large commercial areas, industrial areas and community facilities surrounded by extensive areas of low density residential and green wedge land.

The structure plan incorporated possible extension of the suburban rail network to the township, and ideally to Hastings, which needs to be carefully and sensitively managed. The structure plan established a clear vision to guide future land use and development within Somerville. One of the suggestions included better linking the eastern and western sections of the commercial centre through pop-up activities and improved connections over the railway land.

The preparation of a Background Report provided robust evidence and findings and the foundation for objectives, strategies and actions of the final structure plan.

Engagement with the community and key stakeholders early in the project helped to shape the vision and strategic directions of the structure plan.

The structure plan provides a concise, strategic document that enables a clear policy basis for statutory implementation, advocacy, capital works and public realm improvements. The plan was adopted by Council in July 2019.

Render of a park-like cafe area in Somerville township
Render of a park-like cafe area in Somerville township

Image credit: Peter Boyle_Urban Design+Landscape Architecture

Eagle eye view of in Somerville township

Image credit: Peter Boyle_Urban Design+Landscape Architecture

Eagle eye view of in Somerville township

Image credit: Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Old Mechanics Institute building in in Somerville township

Image credit: Plan2Place Consulting

Render of a park-like cafe area in Somerville townshipEagle eye view of in Somerville townshipEagle eye view of in Somerville townshipOld Mechanics Institute building in in Somerville township

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