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North Melbourne students share ideas for Arden

North Melbourne students recently provided input into the Draft Arden Vision & Framework, by sharing their ideas for public space in the new precinct.

For the third Arden community engagement session on October 25, the VPA hosted a forum for 15 young people at ‘The Huddle’ at North Melbourne Football Club.

The event focused on public space in Arden, and invited the young people to consider what new features the space should incorporate.

Participants said it was important public space had adequate lighting for safety, plentiful walking tracks and amenities such as skate ramps and basketball courts.

Using 3D modelling software, the students were able to design a local park in the area and see their ideas come to life.

This feedback will be incorporated into an engagement report summarising community feedback, which will be used to inform the final Arden Vision & Framework.

This event was one of several community engagement activities the VPA hosted throughout September and October about the Draft Arden Vision & Framework.

Activities included a business breakfast, a community forum and stalls at the Errol Street Spring Fling and the opening of the North Melbourne pool.

Since launching on September 1, the Arden page on the VPA website has had more than 2000 site visits and more than 80 people have completed an online survey about the plan.

The Huddle is a community hub in the North Melbourne Football Club that runs programs targeting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds in inner Melbourne, and across the north and west of the city.

Click here to learn more about Arden Urban Renewal Precinct.

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