Shopping strips are the lifeblood of neighbourhoods across Frankston. They’re a great place to socialise, shop and support our hardworking traders – many of whom give back by supporting a range of sporting groups and organisations. That’s why Frankston City Council has developed a draft local shopping strip action plan, which is open for public comment.
Cr David Asker said the plan was designed to guide the future design, development and management of all Frankston shopping strips over the next 10 years. “Frankston City has 26 local shopping strips and we want to make sure that each is vibrant, attractive, functional and safe,” Cr Asker said. “Well-designed local shopping strips attract visitors and foster a strong economy while encouraging social community engagement and promoting outdoor activity. Attractive shopping strips will encourage residents to spend time and money locally instead of being forced to inner-city locations.”
The draft plan includes the consideration of shopping strips in the development of an electric vehicle, bicycle and parking strategy; upgrades to facades; expansion of kerbside dining; and an emphasis on street art. It can be viewed at www.frankston.vic.gov.au and feedback can be emailed to email@example.com or posted to Urban Design Team, Frankston City Council, PO Box 490, Frankston 3199. All submissions must be received by January 24.