A strategic urban design framework to guide the revitalisation of a unique, vibrant and culturally diverse centre through the realization of key sites and strategic public domain improvements.

Fairfield
City Centre

Fairfield City Centre is identified as a Strategic Centre in the Western City District Plan, having the largest concentration of commercial office, retail and community services in Fairfield local government area. The centre has evolved to include a range of main street and ‘bazaar’ style retail shops as well as the more typical shopping centre retail models such as Neeta City and Fairfield Forum.

In collaboration with TPG and AEC, we were engaged to undertake a study of twelve key sites (≥2,500m²) to explore opportunities for redevelopment for both private and public benefit. This involved stakeholder engagement, site analysis, constraints and opportunities analysis, preparation of an overall urban framework, development concepts and options for each site.

Based on the preferred development concept for each site, recommendations were made for new height and/or floor space ratios that could enable the provision of new and/or improved pedestrian and vehicular connections and public open space. The intent of the study is to inform landowner or applicant initiated planning proposals to amend the Fairfield Local Environmental Plan 2013.

The Fairfield City Centre Key Sites Urban Design Study was released in 2018 and is available on Council’s website.

LFA and CityPlan services have been subsequently engaged to prepare an urban design study for the balance of the City Centre.

CLIENT: Fairfield City Council
COLLABORATORS: TPG, AEC
LOCATION: Fairfield City Centre
YEAR OF COMPLETION: 2018