Blaxland Town Centre Masterplan

Current consultation has concluded.

Click this link to view the Envelope Study and Public Domain Design Proposal Images and Survey.

*Survey closes Monday 21 January 2019.


At its meeting of 21 August, 2018, the Council endorsed the Blaxland Town Centre Masterplan. This followed a significant community consultation process commencing in November 2016.

The Masterplan identified seven key focus areas including the renewal of built form within the town centre to meet the community vision developed during the consultation process. This proposed increases in building heights within the commercial town centre to facilitate higher design standards, provision of increased carparking, and the improvement of pedestrian amenity, including provision of outdoor dining – among others.

Council has subsequently undertaken a building envelope study to identify optimal building forms and heights and these are now proposed for community consultation to continue the significant level of community input undertaken throughout the Masterplanning process.

The Envelope Study and Public Domain design proposal was the subject of a community workshop at the Sharon Burridge Hall on Saturday 24 November. Those unable to attend can view the documents here, until Monday 21 January 2019. Hard copies of documents will also be available at this time at the Blaxland Library and at Council’s offices in Springwood and Katoomba.

Have your say on the proposed increase in building heights, and the Public Domain proposals (on Council’s roads and footpaths) here.

Click this link to view the Envelope Study and Public Domain Design Proposal Images and Survey.

*Survey closes Monday 21 January 2019.


At its meeting of 21 August, 2018, the Council endorsed the Blaxland Town Centre Masterplan. This followed a significant community consultation process commencing in November 2016.

The Masterplan identified seven key focus areas including the renewal of built form within the town centre to meet the community vision developed during the consultation process. This proposed increases in building heights within the commercial town centre to facilitate higher design standards, provision of increased carparking, and the improvement of pedestrian amenity, including provision of outdoor dining – among others.

Council has subsequently undertaken a building envelope study to identify optimal building forms and heights and these are now proposed for community consultation to continue the significant level of community input undertaken throughout the Masterplanning process.

The Envelope Study and Public Domain design proposal was the subject of a community workshop at the Sharon Burridge Hall on Saturday 24 November. Those unable to attend can view the documents here, until Monday 21 January 2019. Hard copies of documents will also be available at this time at the Blaxland Library and at Council’s offices in Springwood and Katoomba.

Have your say on the proposed increase in building heights, and the Public Domain proposals (on Council’s roads and footpaths) here.

Current consultation has concluded.
  • Envelope Study and Public Domain Design Proposal Images and Survey

    11 months ago
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    Please use the following links to:

    Please use the following links to:

  • Blaxland Town Centre Masterplan

    11 months ago
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    The Blaxland Town Centre Masterplan is available to download from Council's website here.

    The Blaxland Town Centre Masterplan is available to download from Council's website here.

  • Draft Masterplan now on public exhibition

    over 1 year ago
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    Click here or on the image to go to the interactive map to read about and take part in a short survey on each of the key themes and sites.



    Click here or on the image to go to the interactive map to read about and take part in a short survey on each of the key themes and sites.



  • Why do we need a Masterplan?

    over 1 year ago
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    Council is developing a Masterplan to guide the future direction, planning and potential improvements to the Blaxland Town Centre over the next 15-20 years.

    The master planning process helps Council to prioritise projects that enhance the function, character and appearance of town centres progressively as funding becomes available. The process involves significant community consultation to inform the best possible urban environment and to improve the way town centres function.


    Council is developing a Masterplan to guide the future direction, planning and potential improvements to the Blaxland Town Centre over the next 15-20 years.

    The master planning process helps Council to prioritise projects that enhance the function, character and appearance of town centres progressively as funding becomes available. The process involves significant community consultation to inform the best possible urban environment and to improve the way town centres function.


  • November 2017: Consultation Update

    almost 2 years ago
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    The first consultation workshop was held on 26 November 2016 where participants were asked to identify negatives, positives and opportunities for the town centre. The second workshop and online consultation commenced on 8 April 2017. The second workshop considered concepts for the town centre based on feedback from the first workshop.

    A third round of consultation took place on Saturday 4 November 2017 with a community workshop at the Sharon Burridge Hall. Comments were sought on the developed concepts. The material from the workshop is now available on this Have Your Say site for review and comment until 18 December...

    The first consultation workshop was held on 26 November 2016 where participants were asked to identify negatives, positives and opportunities for the town centre. The second workshop and online consultation commenced on 8 April 2017. The second workshop considered concepts for the town centre based on feedback from the first workshop.

    A third round of consultation took place on Saturday 4 November 2017 with a community workshop at the Sharon Burridge Hall. Comments were sought on the developed concepts. The material from the workshop is now available on this Have Your Say site for review and comment until 18 December 2017. The final draft Masterplan document will be presented to the Council early 2018.

    Thank you to those who have participated.


  • Consultation Stage Closed - Key Concepts, Options & Big Ideas

    over 2 years ago
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    This stage of consultation has now closed, thank you to those who participated. Further consultation will be opened later in 2017 for the next stage of the masterplan process.

    You can still view some of the material presented at the April 2017 workshop online here.

    This stage of consultation has now closed, thank you to those who participated. Further consultation will be opened later in 2017 for the next stage of the masterplan process.

    You can still view some of the material presented at the April 2017 workshop online here.

  • April 2017: Community Options Workshop

    over 2 years ago
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    We are mid way through the Masterplanning process for the village centre of Blaxland to develop a way forward for the next 20 years.

    After the initial "analysis" community workshop in November last year, we are now holding a second workshop.

    "Options" Community Workshop

    • Sharon Burridge Hall
    • Saturday 8 April 2017
    • 9am -2.30pm

    The workshop will be interactive and self-guided so that participants may take as little or as much time as they need. Staff and Consultants will be available on the day to help and facilitate.

    For more information contact Christine Jones on 4780 5609.

    We are mid way through the Masterplanning process for the village centre of Blaxland to develop a way forward for the next 20 years.

    After the initial "analysis" community workshop in November last year, we are now holding a second workshop.

    "Options" Community Workshop

    • Sharon Burridge Hall
    • Saturday 8 April 2017
    • 9am -2.30pm

    The workshop will be interactive and self-guided so that participants may take as little or as much time as they need. Staff and Consultants will be available on the day to help and facilitate.

    For more information contact Christine Jones on 4780 5609.

  • February 2017: Where are we up to with the Masterplanning process?

    over 2 years ago
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  • November 2016: Community Workshop Results

    over 2 years ago
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    Council conducted a walk - in community workshop on November 28 2016 with around 130 community visitors. The workshop was held to gather community comments about the town centre. Participants were invited to review a wide range of materials - you can view an overview here.

    To view the following summary documents from the workshop, click here:

    • Findings: Opportunities
    • Findings Map: Opportunities
    • Findings: Negative vs. Positive
    • Findings Map: Positives
    • Findings Map: Negatives


    The Draft Vision and Principles for the Blaxland Town Centre Masterplan

    Vibrant, distinctive and welcoming, blaxland village centre retains, enhances and expands its offer of varied services, facilities and activities, while providing A hub for the local community.

    1. Recognise, reinforce and enhance Blaxland’s current position as a service town of considerable convenience;
    2. Clarify and enhance Blaxland’s identity and visible character as a unique Blue Mountains town centre;
    3. Add value to Blaxland and encourage longer visitations through town centre living, village atmosphere, increased commercial offer and improvements to amenity and diversity;
    4. Express a distinct sense of arrival on the Great Western Highway frontage;
    5. Improve and increase community functions within the town centre;
    6. Improve town centre access, traffic movement and parking efficiency.

    Council conducted a walk - in community workshop on November 28 2016 with around 130 community visitors. The workshop was held to gather community comments about the town centre. Participants were invited to review a wide range of materials - you can view an overview here.

    To view the following summary documents from the workshop, click here:

    • Findings: Opportunities
    • Findings Map: Opportunities
    • Findings: Negative vs. Positive
    • Findings Map: Positives
    • Findings Map: Negatives


    The Draft Vision and Principles for the Blaxland Town Centre Masterplan

    Vibrant, distinctive and welcoming, blaxland village centre retains, enhances and expands its offer of varied services, facilities and activities, while providing A hub for the local community.

    1. Recognise, reinforce and enhance Blaxland’s current position as a service town of considerable convenience;
    2. Clarify and enhance Blaxland’s identity and visible character as a unique Blue Mountains town centre;
    3. Add value to Blaxland and encourage longer visitations through town centre living, village atmosphere, increased commercial offer and improvements to amenity and diversity;
    4. Express a distinct sense of arrival on the Great Western Highway frontage;
    5. Improve and increase community functions within the town centre;
    6. Improve town centre access, traffic movement and parking efficiency.

  • November 2016: Community Workshop Success

    almost 3 years ago
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    As a key part of its community consultation for the early stages of the Masterplanning for Blaxland, Council held a community workshop in the Sharon Burridge Hall at the Lower Mountains Community facilities on Saturday 26 November. Around 130 people attended on the day, using a drop-in session format.

    Council provided summaries of background studies including Property, Retail, Traffic and Parking and Urban Design Analysis.

    Participants were then able to comment on Blaxland town centre -“the bad bits”

    Town Centre “good bits”


    And then identify what they saw as “opportunities”

    They were also asked where they did their shopping


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    As a key part of its community consultation for the early stages of the Masterplanning for Blaxland, Council held a community workshop in the Sharon Burridge Hall at the Lower Mountains Community facilities on Saturday 26 November. Around 130 people attended on the day, using a drop-in session format.

    Council provided summaries of background studies including Property, Retail, Traffic and Parking and Urban Design Analysis.

    Participants were then able to comment on Blaxland town centre -“the bad bits”

    Town Centre “good bits”


    And then identify what they saw as “opportunities”

    They were also asked where they did their shopping


    People were also asked what their “vision for Blaxland town centre” was


    And there was a “Kid’s Vision”

    Council staff are currently reviewing and summarising comments so that a range of options can be developed. Staff have also distributed a survey questionnaire that can be accessed on the Blaxland Have Your Say website.