Coffs Harbour City Council resolved in June 2013 to undertake a masterplanning process to upgrade the Woolgoolga Town Centre Study, which was written in 1996. It was recognised that the Pacific Highway bypass has created significant opportunities for the town.
Objectives of the project include:
- recommending measures to stimulate economic, social and cultural development;
- creation of a distinctive town centre character for the Beach Street business precinct;
- improving connections between the three existing business centres; and
- providing built form guidelines to ensure the town is an attractive place in which to live, work, visit and shop.
Extensive community consultation has been undertaken as part of this project to date including a Community Vision Night, Business Confidence Survey, Online Ideas Map, Peer Review, Holiday Park Access Engagement, Traffic and Parking Workshops/Presentations and targeted stakeholder engagement.
Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 11 May 2017 resolved to publicly exhibit the draft Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan for a minimum period of 28 days.
A copy of the Council Report and Resolution underpinning this decision is available on Council’s website www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au under Council Minutes and Agendas (see 11 May 2017 Agenda).
The draft Masterplan was placed on public exhibition from Wednesday, 17 May 2017 to Friday, 16 June 2017. The draft Masterplan and associated Traffic and Parking Study can be viewed HERE.
Council is currently in the Review stage of the process which involves detailed review and analysis of submissions made during the public exhibition period. Following this analysis a revised Masterplan will be reported back to Council addressing the issues raised by submissions.