Blacktown CBD DCP
GMU was engaged by Blacktown City Council to prepare development controls for the area of CBD in Blacktown. The work was to peer review the vision and desired future character statements developed in the CBD Masterplan, recommend amendments to achieve viable development and strong character and then create new DCP controls. As part of the preparation of the new controls, GMU analysed certain areas in more detail and provided recommendations that allow to sites achieve their full potential whilst delivering quality built form design, appropriate setbacks, bulk and scale. Council identified five areas within the CBD as special areas, which GMU studied in terms of their character and design principles. Diagrams and 3d model were prepared to test and further define outcomes for these precincts in addition to special area controls. The proposed controls are now included in the Blacktown CBD Development Control Plan.