Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Plan2Place Consulting prepared the township structure plan for Somerville on the Mornington Peninsula. 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 establishes 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 with the foundation for objectives, strategies and actions of the final 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 mid 2019.