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KYNETON PRIMARY SCHOOL

MASTER PLAN CONCEPTS
High level benefits
• Kyneton Town square has the potential to be expanded creating new public
spaces and improved useability
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N ST • It could facilitate the development of a base for multiple community groups –
advantages of consolidating existing spaces and sharing resources amongst
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M ORIAL R TOWN S • Potential for Improved traffic flow out of Baynton Street.

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• Council can determine what occurs on the whole site in the future.

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• Future alternative long-term uses for the whole site can be considered
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High Level Risks
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HERITAG POTEN
E SENSIT TIAL • Council invests in additional community space in Kyneton but doesn’t achieve
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NITY NITY projected usage rates (given current usage trends of local community facilities

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CIAL EN Y N N are not operating at capacity).
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E ION ICS • The achievement of a sustainable operating model (where income generated

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TE covers expenses) is a significant challenge.
• The challenge of setting hire/lease costs (main source of income generation)
that remain affordable to the community groups the facility is aimed at

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• Seeking compatible room hires/tenants is a role the community have indicated
they would lead. This will require ongoing community involvement.
• Development of a suitable governance model and reaching agreement on
the roles and responsibilities of the council and community will take time to
KYNETO
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G CLUB • Existing community facilities will have less utilisation and may not be
sustainable.
• Accessing grant funding for this project could limit the Shire’s opportunity to
fund other projects/priorities
• Heritage buildings have higher ongoing associated maintenance and renewal
SIMPSO costs, and have design and configuration constraints. These risks could result
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in higher costs than those indicated within the financial and economic analysis.

CONCEPT 1: PUBLICLY OWNED, COMMUNITY MANAGED High Level Costs
• Community Use Land purchase: $1.69 million
• Transition costs: $388,000
Key Characteristics • Capital Refurbishment cost: $1.68 million
• Net Annual Operating Costs: $144,000
• Whole site purchased by Council and retained for compatible and various community uses
• Net Annual Operating Income: $93,000

• Development of a management/operating model that shares responsibilities with the • Economic Benefit: 19 short term jobs & 4 ongoing full time jobs

community
• Construction of an internal road/footpath running north to south through the site to improve High Level Opportunities
access • Development of a ‘community hub’ concept to realise community aspirations
for co-located facilities
• Retain the heritage building, school extension building, established trees and war memorial • Future capacity to expand on existing Council facilities through purchase of
site next to existing Council facilities.
• Refurbish buildings to a standard ready for public use and hire
• Opportunity to develop an expanded town square space concept in conjunction
• Eastern portion of the site to be developed as an extended town square open space, with with the community.
• Existing Council community facilities may be able to be reduced in the future.
future potential to accommodate a library/KMI extension
High level benefits
• Repurposed heritage school building to celebrate its historical value with potential to attract
tourism visitation
BAYNTO
N ST • Having the option of demolishing the 20th century extension at the rear of historical building
may attract a broader range of prospective tenants
• Kyneton Town square has the potential to be expanded creating new public spaces and improved
WAR ME COMMU
MO RIAL RET NITY EXTENS useability
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OF • Potential for Improved traffic flow out of Baynton Street.

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SPACE TOWN S
QUARE • Council can determine what occurs on the whole site in the future.
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• Future alternative long-term uses for the whole site can be considered
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High Level Risks
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POTEN
TIAL • Council invests in an additional heritage building and cannot secure a long term or suitable
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NITY tenant the building will be left vacant

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COMPA EXTENS LIBRARY MECHAN • No work has been completed on a strong business case for a tourism/hospitality destination on
HERITAG TIBLE ION ICS the site and whether the required levels of commercial investment and government support are

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• The management of a tourism/commercial premise is not typically the core business of local
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ITY government

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EXTENT
& RETEN • If a co-located community based use is proposed, existing community facilities will have less
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TO BE D DING utilisation.
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• Accessing grant funding for this project could limit the Shire’s opportunity to fund other
projects/priorities
KYNETO
BOWLIN N • Heritage buildings have higher ongoing associated maintenance and renewal costs, and have
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design and configuration constraints. These risks could result in higher costs than those
indicated within the financial and economic analysis and concern prospective commercial
tenants.
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• The 20th century extension to the Kyneton Primary School Heritage buildings may contain
heritage features that need to be further assessed in any refurbishment of existing buildings or
SIMPSO demolition of those non- heritage buildings.
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• Council will bear all risk in regards to achieving revenue projections outlined within the financial
and economic analysis and this will depend upon demand for the site from the commercial
market.

CONCEPT 2: PUBLICLY OWNED, COMMERCIALLY MANAGED
High Level Costs
• Community Use Land purchase: $1.69 million

Key Characteristics • Transition costs: $299,000
• Capital Refurbishment cost: $1.09 million
• Site purchased by Local Government with portions commercially leased for heritage sensitive uses
• Net Annual Operating Costs: $103,000
that may attract tourist visitation to the site and/or attract local visitation through an anchor • Net Annual Operating Income: $78,000
purpose/service • Economic Benefit: 19.5 short term jobs & 23 ongoing full time jobs

• The heritage building is retained, the school extension building is optional (it may be replaced with a
purpose built addition).
High Level Opportunities
• Multiple and compatible services/purposes would be co-located on the site including community uses. • Deliver positive local economic outcomes through increased tourism visitation and/or increased
service provision to support people shopping locally and reduce escape expenditure
• Construction of an internal road/footpath running north to south through the site to improve access
• Future capacity to expand on existing Council facilities through purchase of site next to existing
• Retain the heritage building, established trees and war memorial Council facilities.
• Opportunity to develop an expanded town square space concept in conjunction with the
• Eastern portion of the site to be developed as an extended town square open space, with future community.

potential to accommodate a library/KMI extension • Existing Council community facilities may be able to be reduced in the future.
High level benefits
• Market driven outcome that will boost the local economy and commercial
BAYNTO offerings in the town centre or new residential options close to town services
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• Kyneton Town square expanded through Council’s acquisition of the eastern
portion of the site.
WAR ME EXTENS • Potential for improved traffic flow out of Baynton Street.
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ETAINED COMMU

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NITY OF • Council not required to subsidise the ongoing costs of the whole site
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POTENT HERITAG QUARE • High level of private investment and economic gains
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High Level Risks
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TRADE,
AINTS POTEN • Council forgoes an opportunity to purchase buildings and additional site that it
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FACILIT KYNETO KYNETO • Council has less control over the eventual mix of commercial /residential
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• No immediate increase in indoor community space

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• Market and Community Use Land purchase: $770,000

KYNETO • Transition costs: $91,000
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IAL • Capital Refurbishment cost: $465,000
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MIXED U
SE • Net Annual Operating Costs: $13,000
• Net Annual Operating Income: nil
• Economic Benefit: 98.7 short term jobs & 115 full time jobs

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High Level Opportunities
• Future capacity to expand on existing Council facilities through purchase of
CONCEPT 3: MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT site next to existing Council facilities.
• Opportunity to develop an expanded town square space concept in conjunction

Key Characteristics with the community.
• Appropriate alternative uses can occur on the site which do not require Council
funding, in a central community location.
• Site subdivided and sold by State government with portions dedicated to increasing public open space,
as well as offered for commercial and residential development within planning constraints.
• Reduce escape expenditure by retaining local visitation through an anchor purpose/service or multiple
services
• The heritage building is retained, the school extension building is demolished and replaced with mixed
use development (commercial and residential options within planning controls)
• Construction of an internal road/footpath running north to south through the site to improve access
• Retain the heritage building, the majority of the established trees and war memorial
• Eastern portion of the site to be developed as an extended town square open space, with future
potential to accommodate a library/KMI extension
• Direct and indirect economic investment for the region
Key Assumptions Informing the Options
Each option has been prepared on the basis of a potential future usage for the site to guide Council’s decision making process. The site is currently owned by
the State Government and further significant consideration and evaluation would need to be given to the configuration, zoning and utilisation of the site if the
State Government was to sell any portion to Council.

Detailed Assumptions
• Whilst the possibility exists for the State Government to retain ownership • Considerations regarding planning controls for the site will need to be made
of the site and buildings and appoint a committee of management, such an following the completion of the Masterplan process. The Masterplan acts as
assumption has not been used in these evaluations as there is no current such a guide for the types of planning controls that will be put in place, and the
indication from the State Government that this is their preference. level of complexity required for the controls will be impacted by the chosen
outcome.
• Each option contains a future possibility to expand on the existing
Council facilities around the Library. Such an expansion would need to be • For expediency and efficiency purposes, the best outcome for future
substantiated by evidence and worked through as a separate planning planning controls would be for a Ministerial Amendment to be made
exercise. regarding any required planning controls for the site. Council would be able
to make recommendations to this amendment process including matters
• Council does not own any of the existing facilities and has not given detailed
related to heritage, trees of significance and the existing memorial.
consideration to the exact works that will be required on the site. Assuming
Council chose to pursue ownership of the buildings Councils first step would • No costing has been allowed in the Economic Analysis for Council to
be to conduct a new building condition assessment to understand the undertake planning amendments for the site, noting such a process would
requirements of any required future works. come at a cost, has an uncertain outcome and would take time to complete.

• The provided options are intended to guide Councils thinking about its • The assumptions made indicating the purchase price of the site are
future involvement in the site. The options do not preclude a community indicative only and would be subject to final negotiation with the State
group partnership in the site with Council, but outline the expected Government. The purchases prices are indicative of a 2017 site valuation and
implications of Council’s involvement assuming it took responsibility for each in all instances reflect that the site is purchased on the constraint that the
part of the site in different models. site is for community use only. The purchase of this site for non-community
use would come at a significantly higher price, and as noted above would be
• The achievement of grants is an uncertain process and would require
subject to a formal negotiation process.
appropriate background content be prepared along with resources being
allocated to developing the applications. The assumption about applying for a • All financial estimates are based on generic industry assumptions for
grant predates ownership which is trying to be determined in this process. As building construction. More detailed estimates would occur in a design stage.
such no grant funding has been assumed in any of the options.