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Cowes Activity Centre Plan

A new heart for Cowes

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MRCagney partnered with John Mongard Landscape Architects to prepare a plan to revitalise the Victorian town of Cowes on iconic Phillip Island, including extensive stakeholder engagement, parking strategy, street design, planning scheme measures, and urban design. MRCagney was the project lead and headed the development of parking, transport and planning strategies, and facilitation of the community engagement.

The Approach

The project team ‘set-up shop’ in a marquee tent in town to engage with the community from the outset. The result was overwhelmingly successful with over 500 people (in a town of ~4,000) visiting the tent and contributing over the course of the week. A number of key issues were quickly established, and a suite of ideas and solutions developed throughout the week. Common themes were better utilisation of the beach and foreshore, developing vacant sites, creating main street prosperity through pedestrian activity, and activating the dead midblock section of the main street.

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