Blackheath Town Centre Upgrades

Consultation has concluded

The Masterplan

The development of the Blackheath Village Centre Masterplan was completed in 2017 and is available for viewing on this site in the Document Library. The process involved extensive consultation, including feedback groups, public exhibition, open workshops, and specialist consultants.

Council has recently secured funding from two separate grants amounting to just under $3.5 million. This will all go towards implementing the objectives of the Blackheath Masterplan.

The main objectives are:

  • Improve public amenity and activation of town centre
  • Improve traffic and pedestrian circulation
  • Improve parking efficiency

A concept plan of the proposed works can be viewed on this site in the Document Library.

Works include:

  • Upgrading and extending shared paths
  • Paving
  • Street planting
  • Traffic calming
  • Intersection works
  • Town square
  • Bollard lights

Progress:

  • A traffic study for the area is being finalised to help inform the detailed design
  • The tender for the detailed design has recently gone to market
  • It is anticipated that the 50% design will go to Councillors, key stakeholders, and the community via local exhibition in shops and online in August 2019
  • Construction isn't expected to start until 2020

The Masterplan

The development of the Blackheath Village Centre Masterplan was completed in 2017 and is available for viewing on this site in the Document Library. The process involved extensive consultation, including feedback groups, public exhibition, open workshops, and specialist consultants.

Council has recently secured funding from two separate grants amounting to just under $3.5 million. This will all go towards implementing the objectives of the Blackheath Masterplan.

The main objectives are:

  • Improve public amenity and activation of town centre
  • Improve traffic and pedestrian circulation
  • Improve parking efficiency

A concept plan of the proposed works can be viewed on this site in the Document Library.

Works include:

  • Upgrading and extending shared paths
  • Paving
  • Street planting
  • Traffic calming
  • Intersection works
  • Town square
  • Bollard lights

Progress:

  • A traffic study for the area is being finalised to help inform the detailed design
  • The tender for the detailed design has recently gone to market
  • It is anticipated that the 50% design will go to Councillors, key stakeholders, and the community via local exhibition in shops and online in August 2019
  • Construction isn't expected to start until 2020
Consultation has concluded
  • Early Comments Database

    almost 4 years ago

    As part of its initial scoping for the Masterplanning process for Blackheath, over the last six months, Council has asked for comment from a range of stakeholders. These comments have been organised into a database and added to this website. They can be found in the Document Library.

    Commentators included

    • Council staff
    • Visitor Information Centre Managers
    • National Parks staff
    • Range of community groups using the Blackheath Aliance forum
    • BANC
    • Key property owners

    These comments represent a range of views and experiences and will be augmented by the consultation to be held at the community workshop on August 15th at the...

    As part of its initial scoping for the Masterplanning process for Blackheath, over the last six months, Council has asked for comment from a range of stakeholders. These comments have been organised into a database and added to this website. They can be found in the Document Library.

    Commentators included

    • Council staff
    • Visitor Information Centre Managers
    • National Parks staff
    • Range of community groups using the Blackheath Aliance forum
    • BANC
    • Key property owners

    These comments represent a range of views and experiences and will be augmented by the consultation to be held at the community workshop on August 15th at the Phillips Hall, Blackheath.

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  • Urban Designer appointed to Blackheath Masterplan process - first public workshop date set

    almost 4 years ago

    After a competitive quotation process, Council has appointed Context Landscape Design to undertake the development of Masterplanning for Blackheath town centre. Context have a long and distinguished history in this work, including Wentworth Point, Green Square, Goat Island and Macquarie University. They have also been involved with ongoing design work at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort.

    Darren Mansfield from Context will be available along with the Traffic and Parking Consultant, Fred Gennaoui, to listen to residents comments and concerns and discuss at the first public workshop

    After a competitive quotation process, Council has appointed Context Landscape Design to undertake the development of Masterplanning for Blackheath town centre. Context have a long and distinguished history in this work, including Wentworth Point, Green Square, Goat Island and Macquarie University. They have also been involved with ongoing design work at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort.

    Darren Mansfield from Context will be available along with the Traffic and Parking Consultant, Fred Gennaoui, to listen to residents comments and concerns and discuss at the first public workshop

  • Traffic Consultant appointed to Blackheath Masterplan Project

    about 4 years ago
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    The Blackheath Masterplanning process has taken an important new step with the appointment of Gennaoui Consulting to undertake the Traffic,Parking and Pedestrian Study for the Blackheath Village centre.

    Traffic counts, user interviews and parking occupancy surveys will be undertaken in the next few weeks, with a final report due around the third week of July. Some of the members of this group may well come across Fred Gennaoui or his contractors in the village centre during this time.

    If you have any further comments, please add them to the Have Your Say website and I will add them to the...

    The Blackheath Masterplanning process has taken an important new step with the appointment of Gennaoui Consulting to undertake the Traffic,Parking and Pedestrian Study for the Blackheath Village centre.

    Traffic counts, user interviews and parking occupancy surveys will be undertaken in the next few weeks, with a final report due around the third week of July. Some of the members of this group may well come across Fred Gennaoui or his contractors in the village centre during this time.

    If you have any further comments, please add them to the Have Your Say website and I will add them to the data base of comments to date.

    Please remember that if you are having any issues with the functioning of the website – or access - please email msherlock@bmcc.nsw.gov.au whoshould be able to sort them out.




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  • Blackheath Masterplan

    by Project Team, over 4 years ago

    Over the coming 18 months Council will be undertaking a Master Planning process for the village centre of Blackheath. The Blackheath Masterplan will focus primarily on the public domain - that is the roads, carparks, footpaths and other public areas of the Blackheath village centre. It will set a clear framework for upgrading the town centre into the future in a way that addresses current and  projected future needs for Blackheath. A review of the public spaces in the village centre is timely to identify ways in which it can be made more functional, safe and attractive for both locals...

    Over the coming 18 months Council will be undertaking a Master Planning process for the village centre of Blackheath. The Blackheath Masterplan will focus primarily on the public domain - that is the roads, carparks, footpaths and other public areas of the Blackheath village centre. It will set a clear framework for upgrading the town centre into the future in a way that addresses current and  projected future needs for Blackheath. A review of the public spaces in the village centre is timely to identify ways in which it can be made more functional, safe and attractive for both locals and visitors. The Masterplan seeks improvements to parking turnover and traffic circulation, village character and pedestrian amenity.




  • The Blackheath Masterplan Feedback Group – How You can Help

    by Project Team, over 4 years ago

    Council invites you, as a member of the Feedback Group, to assist firstly in our initial scoping of the Masterplan project, by identifying the issues you see as significant within the town centre that may
    be addressed through the masterplanning process.  An Interactive Mapping Tool has been provided (below) to allow your comments regarding the Village Centre to be attached to specific sites.

    You may also use the Forum below to provide detailed feedback about the issues you see as important within the Blackheath Village Centre, and to engage with other members of the Group and with Council Staff.

    Background...

    Council invites you, as a member of the Feedback Group, to assist firstly in our initial scoping of the Masterplan project, by identifying the issues you see as significant within the town centre that may
    be addressed through the masterplanning process.  An Interactive Mapping Tool has been provided (below) to allow your comments regarding the Village Centre to be attached to specific sites.

    You may also use the Forum below to provide detailed feedback about the issues you see as important within the Blackheath Village Centre, and to engage with other members of the Group and with Council Staff.

    Background studies relevant to the Blackheath Village Centre can be found in the document library
    section of this site. The Mount Victoria, Blackheath and Wentworth Falls heritage assessment of core village areas study was undertaken to inform LEP 2005, but provides good  information on the architectural styles, and general history of Blackheath.   The Hazelbrook Village Centre public domain masterplan is a useful example of a completed masterplanning project for a Blue Mountains village; this document was published in mid - 2014.

    Council invites you, as a member of the Feedback Group, to assist firstly in our initial scoping of the Masterplan project, by identifying the issues you see as significant within the town centre that may
    be addressed through the masterplanning process.  An Interactive Mapping Tool has been provided  to allow your comments regarding the Village Centre to be attached to specific sites.

     


  • Using the Interactive Map

    over 4 years ago
    Add marker

    You can use the interactive map to mark and pin point your ideas, comments and suggestions in regards to the Blackheath Masterplanning process.

    The map is a google map and functions in the same way. Simply use the click and drag, and zoom features to find the location you would like to comment on and then click on this icon: 

    to add you pin.

    Reminder: The Blackheath Masterplan will focus primarily on the public domain - that is the roads, carparks, footpaths and other public areas of the Blackheath village centre


    You can use the interactive map to mark and pin point your ideas, comments and suggestions in regards to the Blackheath Masterplanning process.

    The map is a google map and functions in the same way. Simply use the click and drag, and zoom features to find the location you would like to comment on and then click on this icon: 

    to add you pin.

    Reminder: The Blackheath Masterplan will focus primarily on the public domain - that is the roads, carparks, footpaths and other public areas of the Blackheath village centre