Forster Civic Centre
Urban design analysis for the proposed expansion of the Forster Town Centre.
The development proposal provides an opportunity to collaborate with Council to deliver the Civic Centre in Forster. The development will provide key community facilities, public infrastructure and public open spaces, whilst at the same time offering an opportunity to create a private sector development strategically positioned in the centre of Forster that is close to the water, shops and services.
The urban design analysis of the site and its surrounding existing and future urban context provides an understanding of the future character of the town centre. This assists in determining whether the proposed height, FSR and setbacks for the proposal are complementary to the future character.
Assessment includes contextual analysis, connectivity, view corridor, visual impact, and solar access to public spaces and buildings. The analysis also assesses the proposal against seven principles of the Government Architect NSW's 'Evaluating Good Design'.