Meltham Surrounds

Meltham Train Station and Surrounds

The City of Bayswater has recently completed the Meltham Surrounds community engagement process, which provided the community with the opportunity to shape the way development will occur within the wider Meltham area.


How did we engage with the community?

The City engaged a consultant to undertake community engagement with the community, comprising of two main stages:

  1. Broad engagement including workshops, pop-ups and surveys was undertaken to understand the community's thoughts, ideas and aspirations for the built environment in the area surrounding Meltham Train Station.
  2. A community panel was then randomly selected to provide specific recommendations for the built environment, informed by the feedback derived from the broad engagement.

The panel recommendations were then translated into zonings and planning provisions by the consultant and minor modifications made where considered necessary to make logical planning sense. The translated and modified recommendations have been justified and strongly reflect the ideas and aspirations for the built environment conveyed by the community.

The City would like to thank everyone that contributed to the community engagement process.


What were the outcomes from the community engagement?

The City has now received the following final reports from the consultant, which are available for your information:

  1. Recommendations Report
  2. Community Panel Report
  3. Preliminary Community Engagement Summary


What is happening now?

The City intends to present a report for Council to consider soon. The report will be the first step in turning the recommendations into reality.


The City of Bayswater has recently completed the Meltham Surrounds community engagement process, which provided the community with the opportunity to shape the way development will occur within the wider Meltham area.


How did we engage with the community?

The City engaged a consultant to undertake community engagement with the community, comprising of two main stages:

  1. Broad engagement including workshops, pop-ups and surveys was undertaken to understand the community's thoughts, ideas and aspirations for the built environment in the area surrounding Meltham Train Station.
  2. A community panel was then randomly selected to provide specific recommendations for the built environment, informed by the feedback derived from the broad engagement.

The panel recommendations were then translated into zonings and planning provisions by the consultant and minor modifications made where considered necessary to make logical planning sense. The translated and modified recommendations have been justified and strongly reflect the ideas and aspirations for the built environment conveyed by the community.

The City would like to thank everyone that contributed to the community engagement process.


What were the outcomes from the community engagement?

The City has now received the following final reports from the consultant, which are available for your information:

  1. Recommendations Report
  2. Community Panel Report
  3. Preliminary Community Engagement Summary


What is happening now?

The City intends to present a report for Council to consider soon. The report will be the first step in turning the recommendations into reality.


  • Meltham Surrounds Community Panel

    3 months ago
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    Since February 2019, the City has been working with the community on their expectations, ideas and aspirations for the built environment in the area surrounding Meltham Station.

    As part of this project we established a Community Panel, made up of a random and representative selection of stakeholders from the area.

    This group of 26 community members gathered on Saturday 18, Sunday 19 and Saturday 25 May 2019 to provide advice to Council on community preferences on building heights, setbacks, development rules and the community’s vision for the area.

    Over these three half-days, they considered ideas and...

    Since February 2019, the City has been working with the community on their expectations, ideas and aspirations for the built environment in the area surrounding Meltham Station.

    As part of this project we established a Community Panel, made up of a random and representative selection of stakeholders from the area.

    This group of 26 community members gathered on Saturday 18, Sunday 19 and Saturday 25 May 2019 to provide advice to Council on community preferences on building heights, setbacks, development rules and the community’s vision for the area.

    Over these three half-days, they considered ideas and feedback that arose during the broader engagement, and heard from industry professionals on relevant topics.

    A summary report of the engagement process and key outcomes is being prepared and will be added to the document library soon.

    A full recommendations report is being prepared and will likely be presented to Council in the near future.

    Thanks to everyone who expressed their interest to be involved in the community panel and to those who participated, volunteering their time to help us reach some great outcomes.




  • Saturday's Community Workshop

    5 months ago
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    Thanks to the community members who spent their Saturday afternoon at Saturday’s community workshop.

    We appreciate your thoughts, ideas and views, as they help to ensure future development surrounding Meltham Station is considered in a local context, in line with the community’s vision.

    Saturday’s conversation was varied, with some great insight. The focus of most groups was around:

    • The transition of height, stepping down in height as you move away from the train station.
    • Buildings around public open space.
    • The importance of good design.
    • Traffic and parking issues created from an increase in population.

    If you didn’t make it to...

    Thanks to the community members who spent their Saturday afternoon at Saturday’s community workshop.

    We appreciate your thoughts, ideas and views, as they help to ensure future development surrounding Meltham Station is considered in a local context, in line with the community’s vision.

    Saturday’s conversation was varied, with some great insight. The focus of most groups was around:

    • The transition of height, stepping down in height as you move away from the train station.
    • Buildings around public open space.
    • The importance of good design.
    • Traffic and parking issues created from an increase in population.

    If you didn’t make it to one of the workshops, there is still time to share what changes you would like to see, if any, to the building heights, density, development rules and land-use zonings in the area. The online survey and mapping tool will close on Friday 12 April 2019.

    Registrations for the community panel also close on Friday 12 April, so if you would like to get involved in forming the recommendations in May, register your interest!


  • Meltham Surrounds Community Workshop - Monday 11 March

    5 months ago
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    Thanks to the community members who attended the Meltham Surrounds community workshop on Monday night and shared their thoughts, ideas and aspirations for the built environment in the area surrounding Meltham Station.

    It was an interesting and diversified conversation, with some of the community’s discussion covering:

    • Encouraging more environmental and sustainable design.
    • Traffic issues that already exist in the area, particualry on Railway Parade, Whatley Crescent and Grand Prominade, and how this will likely increase with more people living in the area.
    • Parking is already an issue and if there were more people living in...

    Thanks to the community members who attended the Meltham Surrounds community workshop on Monday night and shared their thoughts, ideas and aspirations for the built environment in the area surrounding Meltham Station.

    It was an interesting and diversified conversation, with some of the community’s discussion covering:

    • Encouraging more environmental and sustainable design.
    • Traffic issues that already exist in the area, particualry on Railway Parade, Whatley Crescent and Grand Prominade, and how this will likely increase with more people living in the area.
    • Parking is already an issue and if there were more people living in the area it will further increase the amount of cars parked on the street.
    • The opportunities to go up to 3-4 storeys around public open space, but ensure the public open space is upgraded in return, and ask the community how they want to use it, e.g. make it safer.
    • The Watercorp drainage area could be re-purposed into a park.
    • More housing would be ok, if it would mean local shops and services within walking distance would be viable.

    If you were unable to attend on Monday, you can register for the upcoming workshop on Saturday 23 March at Bayswater Drill Hall from 2pm to 4pm.

    You can also get involved by completing the online survey or map out what’s important to you in the area.


  • What is your vision for ‘Meltham Surrounds’? You can tell us now.

    6 months ago
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    We are now calling for your thoughts, ideas and aspirations for the built environment in the area surrounding Meltham Station.

    Your views will help the City understand what changes you would like to see, if any, to the building heights, density, development rules and land-use zonings in the area.

    You can get involved by:

    Bayswater Tennis Club on 15 February 2019, from 3.30pm to 6pm
    Meltham Train Station on 28 February 2019, from 7.30am to 9am and 4.30pm to 6pm

    We are now calling for your thoughts, ideas and aspirations for the built environment in the area surrounding Meltham Station.

    Your views will help the City understand what changes you would like to see, if any, to the building heights, density, development rules and land-use zonings in the area.

    You can get involved by:

    Bayswater Tennis Club on 15 February 2019, from 3.30pm to 6pm
    Meltham Train Station on 28 February 2019, from 7.30am to 9am and 4.30pm to 6pm
    • Attend a community workshop at the Bayswater Drill Hall:
    Monday 11 March 2019, from 6pm – 8pm
    Saturday 23 March 2019, from 2pm – 4pm

    By getting involved you will be helping us to explore the future and create the best possible outcomes for the walkable catchment area around Meltham Train Station.

    Don’t forget to get your online survey and community panel registrations in by 12 April 2019.