The Urban Renewal of Kilburn and Blair Athol Project is aimed at creating inviting public places and revitalising the local community.
Council will match State Government funding of $3 million to deliver infrastructure upgrades, high quality public spaces throughout Kilburn and Blair Athol and stormwater improvements along Marmion Avenue to reduce flooding risk.
In the future, the aim is to provide further green street upgrades which will connect Northcote and Lionel Streets through to Florence Avenue with links to Leslie and Stanley Avenues to provide safer and well-connected walking and cycling links to parks, schools, shops and Kilburn Railway Station.
The new Urban Renewal Zone for Kilburn and Blair Athol will support these initiatives. The zone allows a mixture of social, affordable and market housing. It will also encourage transition away from heavy, dirty industry to light and service industries within the area.
After listening to the local community, the Minister for Planning, John Rau, has approved the Urban Renewal Zone with maximum two storey building heights for the majority of Kilburn and Blair Athol and development of up to four storeys along Prospect, Churchill and Grand Junction Roads.