Bain Park Master Plan

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Bain Park is a significant recreational space located in the centre of Wauchope’s CBD.  Council will be embarking on a series of comprehensive community engagement activities in order to prepare a Master Plan to guide future development.

Widespread community engagement and participation is vital to ensure all members of the community have the opportunity to have their say and provide feedback on the development of the plan.

Bain Park is an important cultural and recreational space for the community and a number of groups who both use and activate the space. The park has been an intrinsic part of the Wauchope community since it was proclaimed a recreational area in 1889. Located in the heart of the Wauchope CBD, Bain Park continues to attract locals and visitors alike; it is a key community meeting place, playing host to markets and events year round.

Over the last year, we have undertaken a series of comprehensive engagement activities to inform a draft Master Plan to guide future development of this space. The draft Bain Park Master Plan (the Master Plan) has undergone a series of revisions in response this consultation. Some elements of the plan, such as the options for the Wauchope Community Arts Hall and Rotary Youth Hall have been developed in direct response to the main user groups and current managers of those facilities.

Public Exhibition Period

At the 18 November 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to place revision three of the Master Plan on public exhibition for 28 days from 19 November to 16 December 2020. During this time, we invite you to have your say on the Master Plan before midnight on 16 December 2020.

Where can I view the Master Plan?

  • You can view or download a copy of the Master Plan (also available from the document library on this webpage).
  • Hard copies of the Master Plan and feedback forms are available for pick up from our Customer Service Centres in Wauchope, Port Macquarie and Laurieton and Wauchope Library.

How can I make a submission?

You can share your thoughts on the Master Plan in the following ways:

  • Complete the online form at the bottom of this webpage
  • Completed hard copy feedback forms can be returned over the counter at any Customer Service Centre, via the box installed in Wauchope Library, email a scanned copy to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au or post to: The General Manager, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, PO Box 84, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Visit us in Bain Park

Come and visit us at our pop up stand in Bain Park on Friday 4 December between 11am - 2pm to ask questions, join a walking tour of the park with our landscape architect, view the Master Plan and complete a feedback form.

Bain Park is an important cultural and recreational space for the community and a number of groups who both use and activate the space. The park has been an intrinsic part of the Wauchope community since it was proclaimed a recreational area in 1889. Located in the heart of the Wauchope CBD, Bain Park continues to attract locals and visitors alike; it is a key community meeting place, playing host to markets and events year round.

Over the last year, we have undertaken a series of comprehensive engagement activities to inform a draft Master Plan to guide future development of this space. The draft Bain Park Master Plan (the Master Plan) has undergone a series of revisions in response this consultation. Some elements of the plan, such as the options for the Wauchope Community Arts Hall and Rotary Youth Hall have been developed in direct response to the main user groups and current managers of those facilities.

Public Exhibition Period

At the 18 November 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to place revision three of the Master Plan on public exhibition for 28 days from 19 November to 16 December 2020. During this time, we invite you to have your say on the Master Plan before midnight on 16 December 2020.

Where can I view the Master Plan?

  • You can view or download a copy of the Master Plan (also available from the document library on this webpage).
  • Hard copies of the Master Plan and feedback forms are available for pick up from our Customer Service Centres in Wauchope, Port Macquarie and Laurieton and Wauchope Library.

How can I make a submission?

You can share your thoughts on the Master Plan in the following ways:

  • Complete the online form at the bottom of this webpage
  • Completed hard copy feedback forms can be returned over the counter at any Customer Service Centre, via the box installed in Wauchope Library, email a scanned copy to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au or post to: The General Manager, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, PO Box 84, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Visit us in Bain Park

Come and visit us at our pop up stand in Bain Park on Friday 4 December between 11am - 2pm to ask questions, join a walking tour of the park with our landscape architect, view the Master Plan and complete a feedback form.