Rocherlea Rezoning and Masterplan

Rocherlea is an isolated community on the outskirts of Launceston. It was established as an outlying broad acre public housing development, the final expansion of which was abandoned due to changing policy regarding public housing. The community however remained isolated and disconnected from surrounding suburbs and services.

This project provided an opportunity to examine the existing social problems of the established public housing area, and engaging best practice planning and urban design in establishing a new private development which provides the missing link between this community and surrounding suburbs, facilitating integration and social inclusion. This became the principle design element of the masterplan.

A careful and thorough site analysis identified infrastructure constraints, potential land use conflicts, as well as the necessity to provide strategic consideration of housing supply and demand.

This project has been awarded :
2009 Planning Institute of Australia (Tasmanian Division) Planning Award for Excellence in Urban Planning

2009 Planning Institute of Australia (Tasmanian Division) Overall Judges Choice Award

2010 Planning Institute of Australia National award for Urban Planning



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