Maxlay Reserve, Modbury Heights - future development & upgrade

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Consultation has concluded

Updates/Council decisions

At its meeting on Tuesday 28 June 2022, Council considered and endorsed an amended concept plan for Maxlay Reserve, reflecting the outcomes of community engagement previously presented to Council on 8 December 2020 and 12 October 2021. Amendments to the plan include minor variations to the location of the dog park and playground.

This updated plan for Maxlay Reserve has been included in the Modbury Heights Precinct Plan 2016-2026 and will form the basis of a new Community Land Management Plan for Maxlay Reserve.

Council also endorsed an amendment to the Playground Guide to include the provision of a local level playground at Maxlay Reserve to be developed in the future.

Staff will explore opportunities for external funding to assist with the delivery of the various upgrades as shown in the endorsed concept plan for Maxlay Reserve.

Council meeting minutes - 28 June 2022

Adjourned business report (notice and agenda for 28 June 2022 Council meeting) - see pages 6-79)

At its meeting on 12 October 2021 the outcomes of the investigations of an alternative option for this site were presented to Council. At this meeting Council decided to not proceed with the proposed housing development at this site, and to investigate any government grant opportunities to upgrade the reserve.

Council report (notice and agenda for 12 October 2021 meeting) - see pages 167-307)

Council meeting minutes - 12 October 2021

Council decision/outcomes

During the consultation period, we received 134 feedback responses with the majority of respondents indicating they are local residents/property owners. Of the responses received, 10% indicated they preferred concept 1, 31% preferred concept 2, 13% proposed an alternative and 41% stated they did not want Maxlay Reserve developed or upgraded. One written submission was also received.

Since the community engagement process in August we have been investigating an alternative option with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport which proposes vehicle access onto The Golden Way.

At its meeting on Tuesday 8 December 2020, Council considered the feedback received and made the decision to conduct traffic investigations into the feasibility and design of a proposed new junction on The Golden Way and a new access road to the proposed development site on Maxlay Reserve.

The outcomes from these investigations will be presented at a future meeting of Council for its consideration. We will advise the date of this meeting once it has been scheduled.

Read the community engagement outcomes report

Council report (notice, agenda and community engagement outcomes report) and minutes - see 8 December meeting links

Background

Council would like to explore the future development and upgrade of Maxlay Reserve, Modbury Heights. This proposal presents an opportunity to improve the amenity of this area and potentially fund other improvements in the Modbury Heights Precinct.

We last consulted with the community about the development and upgrade of Maxlay Reserve in April/May 2016. This was a third stage of consultation that followed two stages of community engagement conducted in relation to the Modbury Heights Precinct Plan. More information about previous stages of community engagement and Council decisions is available in the 'Documents' section on the right.

Since Council last engaged with the community about this proposal in 2016, two further potential concepts have been developed for consideration and Council would like to hear from the local community about their views on these concepts and reserve upgrade ideas.

For more information, please refer to the Information Sheet and concept plans. The Council report and associated attachments are also available in the 'Documents' section.

To get involved and have your say:

  • Complete the online feedback form
  • Ask a question in the Q&A tool below
  • Come along to our ‘coffee & chat’ session on Saturday 22 August. Drop by the reserve (near the Brunel Drive intersection) anytime between 10.00am to 11.30am where you can talk to Elected Members and Council staff. Please note that to comply with the current Covid-19 restrictions, hygiene measures will be in place and the social distancing principle of 1.5 metres will apply. If you or a family member are feeling unwell, you must not attend this session and should seek medical advice


Updates/Council decisions

At its meeting on Tuesday 28 June 2022, Council considered and endorsed an amended concept plan for Maxlay Reserve, reflecting the outcomes of community engagement previously presented to Council on 8 December 2020 and 12 October 2021. Amendments to the plan include minor variations to the location of the dog park and playground.

This updated plan for Maxlay Reserve has been included in the Modbury Heights Precinct Plan 2016-2026 and will form the basis of a new Community Land Management Plan for Maxlay Reserve.

Council also endorsed an amendment to the Playground Guide to include the provision of a local level playground at Maxlay Reserve to be developed in the future.

Staff will explore opportunities for external funding to assist with the delivery of the various upgrades as shown in the endorsed concept plan for Maxlay Reserve.

Council meeting minutes - 28 June 2022

Adjourned business report (notice and agenda for 28 June 2022 Council meeting) - see pages 6-79)

At its meeting on 12 October 2021 the outcomes of the investigations of an alternative option for this site were presented to Council. At this meeting Council decided to not proceed with the proposed housing development at this site, and to investigate any government grant opportunities to upgrade the reserve.

Council report (notice and agenda for 12 October 2021 meeting) - see pages 167-307)

Council meeting minutes - 12 October 2021

Council decision/outcomes

During the consultation period, we received 134 feedback responses with the majority of respondents indicating they are local residents/property owners. Of the responses received, 10% indicated they preferred concept 1, 31% preferred concept 2, 13% proposed an alternative and 41% stated they did not want Maxlay Reserve developed or upgraded. One written submission was also received.

Since the community engagement process in August we have been investigating an alternative option with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport which proposes vehicle access onto The Golden Way.

At its meeting on Tuesday 8 December 2020, Council considered the feedback received and made the decision to conduct traffic investigations into the feasibility and design of a proposed new junction on The Golden Way and a new access road to the proposed development site on Maxlay Reserve.

The outcomes from these investigations will be presented at a future meeting of Council for its consideration. We will advise the date of this meeting once it has been scheduled.

Read the community engagement outcomes report

Council report (notice, agenda and community engagement outcomes report) and minutes - see 8 December meeting links

Background

Council would like to explore the future development and upgrade of Maxlay Reserve, Modbury Heights. This proposal presents an opportunity to improve the amenity of this area and potentially fund other improvements in the Modbury Heights Precinct.

We last consulted with the community about the development and upgrade of Maxlay Reserve in April/May 2016. This was a third stage of consultation that followed two stages of community engagement conducted in relation to the Modbury Heights Precinct Plan. More information about previous stages of community engagement and Council decisions is available in the 'Documents' section on the right.

Since Council last engaged with the community about this proposal in 2016, two further potential concepts have been developed for consideration and Council would like to hear from the local community about their views on these concepts and reserve upgrade ideas.

For more information, please refer to the Information Sheet and concept plans. The Council report and associated attachments are also available in the 'Documents' section.

To get involved and have your say:

  • Complete the online feedback form
  • Ask a question in the Q&A tool below
  • Come along to our ‘coffee & chat’ session on Saturday 22 August. Drop by the reserve (near the Brunel Drive intersection) anytime between 10.00am to 11.30am where you can talk to Elected Members and Council staff. Please note that to comply with the current Covid-19 restrictions, hygiene measures will be in place and the social distancing principle of 1.5 metres will apply. If you or a family member are feeling unwell, you must not attend this session and should seek medical advice


Consultation has concluded

Ask us a question about the future development and upgrade of Maxlay Reserve and we'll get back to you.

Note: please do not send questions here that are not relevant to this proposal. Questions about general Council matters please contact Customer Service

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    Hi Sarah, I've contacted my councilors as you advised me thanks. Concept 2 of the Maxlay reserve development has the removal of 50+ trees, some very large, wouldn't council find the removal of them to be a brutal act of destruction destroying natural habitat to our Australian flora and fauna, 50+ TREES. ???

    Chris and Lyn asked almost 3 years ago

    Hi Chris and Lyn, Thank you for your enquiry. The Council report on 8 December 2020 included a map showing the location of trees on the site in relation to the footprint of the potential housing development areas for Concepts 1 and 2. In addition, a condition audit of the health status of the trees was also provided. Both the map and condition audit can be found on pages 434 and 435 of the Council Meeting Agenda on Council’s website. Council will consider these concepts and their environmental impact when the matter returns to Council in the new year. Regards Ingrid Wilkshire, Manager City Strategy

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    The survey results for Maxlay reserve are very clear 41% say NO again! Again council find it so confusing to understand their own collected data ? Leave the residents public land alone for resident children and grandchildren to come.!

    Chris and Lyn asked almost 3 years ago

    Hi Chris and Lyn. Thank you for your comments. Council will consider the outcomes of the traffic investigations before making its decision.

    Kind regards, Sarah

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    Hi Cherie and Ingrid. What is the criteria to buy a plot in that land? Are council able to put pedestrian crossing on starting of Maxlay road near Palmyra street. There is a heavy traffic during school stating and finish time. Thank You.

    Kalpesh asked about 3 years ago

    Hi Kalpesh, thanks for your question. In response:

    If Council decides to sell a portion of the land for housing, the purchaser/developer will decide how and when the individual housing blocks will be sold. For example some blocks may be sold as a house and land package while others may be sold as land only.

    Council staff are currently liaising with the school to consider parking and traffic in the surrounding streets at peak times in the morning and afternoon. Traffic conditions in the area will not change greatly as a result of the potential housing development and there is no reason to implement traffic management changes in the area such as school crossings.

    Kind regards, Sarah

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    How many of the existing gum trees will remain at the higher end of Maxlay Rd? The issue i have is that the plan is to remove a green vista with many and various sunsets. Both concepts replace this vista with structure. What is the increased traffic volume along Maxlay rd, with no entry / exit to the Golden Way?

    stickhill asked about 3 years ago

    Good Afternoon, 

    The number of trees retained if Concept 2 were to proceed would depend on the design of the subdivision and allotment layout. There is a stand of trees on the eastern corner of the site along the front of Maxlay Road directly opposite 67 and 69 Maxlay Road that are prominent.  Most other trees on the northern portion of the site are in varying states of health from poor to fair with the majority showing signs of major structural issues.  The trees along The Golden Way alignment are also prominent and would be retained and located within a screening reserve.

    The expected traffic increase from an additional 25-30 houses may increase the traffic movements on Maxlay Road from around 738 vehicles per day to around 890 - 920 vehicles per day. The Road Hierarchy accepts that local roads such as Maxlay Road can carry up to 3,000 vehicle movements per day.

    Kind regards
     Ingrid  

    Ingrid Wilkshire  |  Manager City Strategy
    City of Tea Tree Gully
    Civic Centre, 571 Montague Rd, Modbury

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    What is the expected $$$ amount Council expect to receive from the sale of the land for Housing development ?

    KevinL asked about 3 years ago

    Hi KevinL, thanks for your question. In response: 

    A recent market appraisal for the development site indicated a market value of between $2.8 million to $3.1 million (June 2020). An independent valuation of the development site will be obtained during stage 1 community engagement.

    Kind regards, Sarah