A Structure Plan is the framework to guide the development of an area using a co-ordinated approach. It aims to connect the roles, infrastructure and other components of the CBD. For instance the transport network, open space and residential, commercial and retail land uses.
The Cooma CBD Structure Plan is not a legislative document. It is a visionary document setting out the strategic planning direction over the next twenty years. Whilst the plan has some flexibility, it aims to provide guidance to the community, business, infrastructure providers and Council on the direction of future development for all land uses and infrastructure in the CBD. It does not contain the detail that would be found in a master plan rather it recommends actions which would contribute to achieving the Structure Plan principles which collectively form the strategic direction for the CBD. Additionally, it does not propose, change or imply zoning over individual sites.
The CBC Structure Plan was adopted on 24 August 2009.
The Central Business District (CBD) Structure Plan draft Implementation Plan was exhibited from Tuesday 25 August 2009 to Wednesday 30 September 2009. A community meeting was held to discuss the draft Implementation Plan on Thursday 10 September 2009 and two written submissions were received. Additionally, a meeting of the CBD User Group was held to discuss the draft Plan.
The draft Implementation Plan had some minor amendments and was adopted by Council on 9 November 2009 (Item 3).
Download the Plan: CBD Structure Plan Implementation Plan