Central Car Park development could pave the way for cultural inclusivity

Recently I met Joseph at a Monash Council session on developing an Age Friendly city. It was remarkable to discover we were each working with other people to develop plans with the same overall intent: to improve the quality of life in Glen Waverley and surrounds by developing an open space on the current Central Car Park.

The plans differ in minor respects but they have strong common themes:

  1. The Central Car Park area should not be built on but left open and used by the people of Monash
  2. An open space has huge potential for bridging gaps between diverse cultural groups across all age groups in Monash
  3. Concentrated high rise development in Glen Waverley could have adverse effects on the community and the environment
  4. The community needs to be active in developing plans for such an area.

Click on the link below to access Joseph’s plan

PROPOSAL Of Building MONASH MULTICULTURAL SQUARE For An All Ages Friendly City (including community feedback) on 26th March 2015 by Joseph Qiangfu Jin with community input

Green Waverley:  the healthy alternative plan

The Green Waverley: the healthy alternative is still being developed. Email your ideas for this plan to  EMonashU@gmail.com.

Green Waverley promotes a green public space on the existing Central Car Park
Green Waverley promotes a green public space on the existing Central Car Park

Related Links: Please Monash, may we have some green space?

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7 thoughts on “Central Car Park development could pave the way for cultural inclusivity”

  1. Five key words:
    Green
    Open
    Accessible
    Free
    Quiet

    There is too much cold, hard concrete and too many places where there’s a charge to spend community time in the GW Activity Centre.

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    1. I am not so sure I agree with ‘quiet’. I can hear the sounds of buskers or performances, children playing, laughter and people calling out to greet a neighbour. I can also hear birds in the trees that will be allowed to grow old. My thought is to replace ‘quiet’ with COMMUNITY.

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