Draft Highfields Cultural Precinct Master Plan

About the project

A thriving hub of the Toowoomba region, the population of Highfields is expected to grow by about 10,000 during the next 15 years. In preparation for the anticipated growth, and generation of an additional 1,500 jobs, the Toowoomba Regional Council is planning to ensure that significant social, cultural and community infrastructure is provided.

The Draft Highfields Cultural Precinct Master Plan (master plan) was prepared and released for public comment to provide a coordinated strategy for the development of the Highfields Town Centre, as well as the identification, location and provision of new cultural facilities. As a rapidly growing township, the strategic framework was drawn up help ensure appropriate public and private sector development are well planned.

Consultation

Consultation for the draft master plan commenced on 18 April and concluded on 7 July 2017. At the close of consultation, 336 submissions in the form of letters, emails and a petition (with approximately 2300 signatories) and 255 responses to the online survey were received.

Decision

On Tuesday 18 July 2017, Council considered the master plan as per the tabled report ‘Draft Highfields Cultural Precinct Master Plan’ at an Ordinary Meeting of Council. The outcomes of the meeting can be found in the unconfirmed minutes taken from the meeting.

In addition, please see Council's media release and the below video release which were issued following the Ordinary Meeting:


Town centre planning

Following the decision, Council has decided that it will soon prepare a master plan to guide the future planning and development within the Highfields town centre. This body of work will focus only on the Highfields town centre and will be open for community consultation from October 2017. Click here for more information.

Should you have any queries about this project, or the future Highfields Town Centre Master Plan project please contact our Stakeholder Engagement team at info@tr.qld.gov.au or call 131 872.

Thank you to all community members who had their say on the proposed draft master plan.


About the project

A thriving hub of the Toowoomba region, the population of Highfields is expected to grow by about 10,000 during the next 15 years. In preparation for the anticipated growth, and generation of an additional 1,500 jobs, the Toowoomba Regional Council is planning to ensure that significant social, cultural and community infrastructure is provided.

The Draft Highfields Cultural Precinct Master Plan (master plan) was prepared and released for public comment to provide a coordinated strategy for the development of the Highfields Town Centre, as well as the identification, location and provision of new cultural facilities. As a rapidly growing township, the strategic framework was drawn up help ensure appropriate public and private sector development are well planned.

Consultation

Consultation for the draft master plan commenced on 18 April and concluded on 7 July 2017. At the close of consultation, 336 submissions in the form of letters, emails and a petition (with approximately 2300 signatories) and 255 responses to the online survey were received.

Decision

On Tuesday 18 July 2017, Council considered the master plan as per the tabled report ‘Draft Highfields Cultural Precinct Master Plan’ at an Ordinary Meeting of Council. The outcomes of the meeting can be found in the unconfirmed minutes taken from the meeting.

In addition, please see Council's media release and the below video release which were issued following the Ordinary Meeting:


Town centre planning

Following the decision, Council has decided that it will soon prepare a master plan to guide the future planning and development within the Highfields town centre. This body of work will focus only on the Highfields town centre and will be open for community consultation from October 2017. Click here for more information.

Should you have any queries about this project, or the future Highfields Town Centre Master Plan project please contact our Stakeholder Engagement team at info@tr.qld.gov.au or call 131 872.

Thank you to all community members who had their say on the proposed draft master plan.