Commercial Use of Open Space on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
Redland City Council
Ensuring sustainable use and enjoyment of cherished public open spaces on Minjerribah through the right balance of commercial and community uses.
Plan C conducted a study on commercial uses and other public space issues to address the high demand being placed on Minjerribah's public open spaces. The study quantified economic benefits and adverse impacts of commercial uses and identified emerging commercial uses.
Plan C also undertook a review of the policy and regulatory framework relating to commercial use of public space and identified gaps in the existing governance framework. Research included site analysis and interviews with business, Council officers, community groups, residents and site users.
#Key Outcomes Achieved
Developed clear recommendations and guidelines for future commercial use of public spaces.
Identified the type, location and impact of lawful and unlawful commercial uses occurring on publicly owned land on Minjerribah.
Quantified economic benefits and adverse impacts of commercial uses, and identified emerging commercial uses.
Site analysis and interviews with business, Council officers, community groups, residents and site users.
Co-design workshops for Townsville and Gold Coast Youth Foyers (Department of Housing and Public Works)
Planning and facilitating collaborative design workshops for new Youth Foyer developments on the Gold Coast and in Townsville.
Building the community's ideas and visions into the development of a major public space of citywide significance to the Gold Coast.
Incorporating connections and activities for young people into the existing built form, where the development of traditional youth spaces is constrained
Engagement to inform the development of a world-class garden, play space and learning hub that stimulates the interaction and imagination of children of all abilities
A widespread and collaborative community engagement process to capture the community’s ideas, visions and requirements for the Redland Youth Plaza.
Identifying solutions to meet the needs of different multicultural groups for spaces and facilities to support their community, cultural and religious activities.
Managing the co-design process for the re-development of social housing for Indigenous women and children, Plan C facilitated communications, meetings and a stakeholder co-design workshop.