Timboon Precinct Plan

Sunday 3 March

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Project Overview 

Council is undertaking a project to produce a Precinct Plan for the Timboon Town Centre.  

The purpose of the Precinct Plan is to deliver a succinct and highly visual urban design framework for Timboon’s public spaces, within the town centre.  It will provide the design direction and recommendations to enhance Timboon’s public spaces to support existing business, encourage community use, and attract greater tourism potential and investment.  

Background 

The Timboon Precinct Plan arises from the Positioning Timboon and Simpson Structure Plan 2020, the Community Plan, from Grow and Prosper, as well as community interest, to support the growth of the town, with a consistent vision, and to enhance tourism opportunities within the town. 

There have been a number of approaches recently from community and businesses with regard to the use and function of the precinct around Powers Creek, the village green, Senior Citizens and Railway Shed in the centre of Timboon. Increasingly, the area is being seen as a tourism/events area and is a central hub at the intersection of the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail and the Twelve Apostles Trail – Timboon to Port Campbell. While streetscape works and community planning projects have occurred, as well as private sector investment into the Railway Shed Distillery and the Ice-creamery, this has been without reference to an overall Masterplan or Urban Design Framework for the precinct or town. With multiple landowners and managers, it is important that a design and land use framework be established to ensure that future public sector investment and community benefits are best realised. 

Objectives of the Precinct Plan 

The Timboon Precinct Plan aims to: 

  • Consolidate and review previous public realm works, consider new recommendations, and seek to enhance the qualities of the Timboon ‘town centre’ Precinct.
  • Effectively engage with stakeholders, businesses and the community.
  • Provide a collective and aspirational vision and long-term planning framework for the Precinct.  
  • Provide directions to capitalise on future tourism and commercial opportunities, and public realm upgrades to enhance visitor experience.
  • Provide an urban design framework that is easily understood with clear recommendations and practical design outcomes.  

Deliver a plan that implements the land use and urban design frameworks, with consideration to community benefit, public sector investment, and tourism opportunity. 

How to Get Involved

A Community Launch event will be held on Saturday 24 February from 8.30 am to 1 pm.  This will give everyone in Timboon the opportunity to chat to the project team about what they love about Timboon’s town centre, and what they want to see in the future.  

Opportunities for further community involvement will be advertised as the project progresses. 

You can also share your thoughts online via the form below: