'A City for People' has been endorsed by Council and the four supporting documents noted.
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Project background ...
As part of Wollongong Public Spaces Public Life 2014
, we’ve undertaken a critical analysis of our city centre, gathering data about the people who use the city, its built form and transport networks. We’ll be using this data to inform decision-making and measure change, to create a city centre that is liveable today and sustainable tomorrow.
A City for People presents the refined city analysis and recommendations for the way forward in the form of a city Vision, key actions, and six public life projects aimed at revitalising our city centre. It’s a draft document, because we want your feedback on it for making any further refinements.
How the community have informed the draft of A City for People…
The draft report has been informed by a range of community input. Council have been busy with a range of research and community engagement processes. Through these initiatives, the ideas and experiences of the community have been gathered to inform A City for People.
Impressions of Wollongong City Centre – working in partnership with UoW, we have asked over 9,000 residents about how they perceive the city and use the city centre.
The Walking and Lingering Project – a research initiative to gather evidence on the experience of walking around and spending time in the city centre.
Sounding out the City – working with city centre residents, this research initiative looks into the lived experience of city centre living from an amenity perspective.
How we value and experience city centre parks - working with a UoW PHD student, 341 residents were surveyed with additional semi-structured interviews to provide valuable insight into the way people value city centre parks and spaces, and their perceptions of these places.
Shaping Wollongong – The ambitions and actions, as well as the community input into this process, (the 3,000 ideas from the ‘ideas-a-thon’) informed the development of A City for People.
Other City Centre Community Consultation/Feedback - Discussions were held with staff around relevant City Centre projects and their associated community engagement processes.
The community input gathered for the Evening Economy, ‘In the Midnight Hour’ and other relevant City Centre projects also informed the process.
Sharing the data – in November 2014, we shared the early analysis with the community, including data gathered about the City and an overview of the methodology.
Council’s webpage recorded approximately 4,500 visits; staff held discussions at information kiosks in the Mall; material was displayed in the City Library and in the Administration Building Foyer; presentations were made to Neighbourhood Forum 5 on 3 September and 3 December 2014; and City Centre facts were displayed on corflute signs around the City.