Designing a vision for Thomastown and Lalor

Over the past few months, we have been asking the community what they love about Thomastown and Lalor and what they see as the biggest challenges and opportunities for these suburbs. Based on feedback received, combined with our own research and analysis of existing plans, policies and strategies and understanding of the area, we have developed a report that outlines the Challenges and Opportunities for Thomastown and Lalor and six proposed principles we think will help us address these:

  • Strengthening the public space network
  • Celebrating local culture and experiences
  • Enhancing movements and connectivity
  • Reintroducing a quality natural environment
  • Supporting the community to thrive
  • Managing urban renewal and character

This is the first step towards developing an Urban Design Framework (UDF) for Thomastown and Lalor. However, before we proceed, we need to understand if what we have outlined in the document aligns with what our community wants, and that is the aim of this stage of engagement, to check in with community on this foundational work. All feedback received will directly inform the vision Council develops throgh the UDF for how Thomastown and Lalor will look, feel and function into the future.

Ways to have your say

  1. Complete the survey below to tell us what you think about the direction the proposed principles are setting for the UDF.
  2. Add a marker to the Social Map below to tell us more about what you love about Thomastown and Lalor, what changes or improvements you would like to see, and what areas you think are important for the community and why.
  3. Click on the Follow button top left of this page to be kept up to date with further opportunities to give your feedback at different stages of this work over the coming year, and you can ask us a question about the project anytime through the Project Q&A panel at the bottom of this page.


Social Map

Six principles

Key Documents

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