The Victorian School Building Authority and Development Victoria want to hear your views on the design of the Fitzroy Gasworks Precinct, including their plans for a new senior campus for Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School on the site.

Development Victoria has been working closely with the Fitzroy North community over the past two years. They have introduced the project and gathered community feedback through a series of workshops, community and reference group meetings, Facebook comments, and an online survey. They collated more than 2,500 individual comments to help shape their draft concept plan.

Key themes emerging from this earlier engagement, and considered in the draft masterplan, include:

  • recreation and open space
  • built form, housing and land use options
  • community facilities and amenities
  • transport - including cycling facilities, car parking, public transport, and walkability
  • heritage - including indigenous heritage, art and streetscapes, and the site's history
  • environment - including green space, sustainable design and site remediation
  • planning process, community engagement and funding models.

The next stage of community engagement follows approval of the planning scheme amendment, and the start of investigative works for the remediation action plan. Development Victoria is undertaking this in partnership with the Victorian School Building Authority to advise about remediation works, and discuss the design proposal for the broader site and the senior secondary campus.

Hearing what’s most important to you helps us plan the school and tailor the precinct for the greatest benefit of the community.

Have your say

Community workshops

We held community workshops on:

Monday 10 September, 6pm - 7.30pm at North Fitzroy Library, 182/186 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

You can visit our Facebook event page for details.

Tuesday 11 September, 5.30pm - 7pm at Fitzroy High School, Falconer Street, Fitzroy North

You can visit our Facebook event page for details.


This survey closed on Sunday 23 September 2018.


1. We want the precinct to reflect the local community.

1a. What are the things you love about your community, and what makes it unique?

Choose up to 3

1b. How could this be reflected in the precinct?

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4. What do you think are the four key values of the Fitzroy community?

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6. The Minister for Planning has rezoned the site to include a maximum height of ten storeys. What elements and themes should be prioritised?

Choose up to 2

7. Many of the buildings in the precinct, including the school, will be vertical builds. What areas would you most want accessible at ground level?

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8. Previous community engagement expressed a preference for a car-free site. The current design proposes that all parking will be accommodated underground. What is your reaction to this?

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  1. Formal sport spaces, such as hard courts #
  2. Active recreation/play spaces #
  3. Community garden #
  4. Quiet outdoor spaces #
  5. Dog park #
  6. Walking circuit #


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11. How can we celebrate diversity in the school? (Note: all schools will be built to universal design principles, allowing students of all abilities to participate.)

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12. There is potential for some school facilities to be shared with the community. Which of the following would you most like to see this school share with the community?

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14. What is your preferred way to travel to school?
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If you have the time, we'd appreciate if you could answer a few more questions to help us understand more about you.

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18. What is your interest in the development? How do you principally identify?

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19. Why are you interested in education in this area?

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20. What language do you speak at home?
21. How did you hear about this engagement?

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22. How satisfied are you with the current engagement process on the secondary school, in terms of opportunities to get involved and provide your views?

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.