Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) has released the draft Highfields Cultural Precinct Master Plan for public consultation.
The draft master plan outlines the development of Highfields, as well as the identification, location and provision of new cultural facilities such as a library and town centre.
TRC Strategic Planning and Economic Development portfolio leader Cr Anne Glasheen said the community has the opportunity to influence the design of the cultural heart of Highfields, with the plan looking ahead to 2027 and beyond.
“The draft aspirational plan includes details of a new library, an upgraded aquatic centre, the development of a town centre and the continued beautification of the area.
“We would love to hear from the community and get their thoughts and ideas about Council’s proposed plan to develop Highfields into an active urban centre,” Cr Glasheen said.
Highfields is expected to grow by 10,000 people in the next 15 years and this strategic framework aims to make sure that well thought-out social, cultural and community infrastructure supports the growing community.
“As a rapidly growing township, this strategic framework will ensure appropriate public and private sector development is well planned.”
“Residents are invited to view the draft master plan on Council’s website and have their say either online, at one of the public engagement activities that are taking place until June 2.
For more information on the Draft Highfields Cultural Precinct Master Plan or to have your say, please contact Council on 131 872 or visit: http://yoursay.tr.qld.gov.au/HighfieldsCPMP