Design for Australian City Centre Unveiled

10 August 2010 (Last Updated August 10th, 2010 18:30)

The new design for the proposed Coffs Harbour City Centre in New South Wales, Australia, has been unveiled. The plan aims to accommodate around 5,000 new residents over the next 25 years. The proposal includes a draft local environmental plan and a development control plan.

The new design for the proposed Coffs Harbour City Centre in New South Wales, Australia, has been unveiled.

The plan aims to accommodate around 5,000 new residents over the next 25 years.

The proposal includes a draft local environmental plan and a development control plan.

Under the plan, the new buildings, which will enhance the town's public domain, will be built with a focus on various factors.

The new development will have active street frontages with mixed-use developments in appropriate environmental settings and land form.

The design strategy places a strong emphasis on street setbacks, sunlight-accessible buildings with pedestrianised streetscapes and provision for trees.

The design plan also outlines cross ventilation and use of sustainable features such as minimising energy consumption, according to architectureanddesign.com.au.

The plan also includes the provision of balconies and terraces where buildings overlook parks, articulated façades and external façades made of durable materials and finishes.