Town Green / Town Square Development

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Aerial view of Town Green and Town Square

The northern end of Horton St and Town Green East will soon benefit from major facelifts, with preliminary works starting in the coming week (commencing March 20th 2017).

The project will see the construction of a new Town Square (at the northern end of Horton St) and Stage 1 of an upgrade to the Town Green to ensure these spaces meet future community needs. This will result in more vibrant and useable spaces for the many events, experiences and activities that occur and to see these spaces act as major drawcards for locals and visitors.

During works there will be restricted vehicle access to the Town Square loop, with additional disabled parking being provided in Clarence Street. Pedestrian access and access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

Further construction on the new Town Square is expected to commence in June, with specific timing to be confirmed once a construction contractor has been engaged.

The development of the new Town Square is a Town Centre Master Plan (TCMP) project, funded through contributions levied on commercial property owners within the Port Macquarie CBD. The TCMP is also contributing funds towards the Town Green upgrade.

Community engagement for the Town Centre Master Plan (including Town Square and Town Green) occurred and was completed in 2014.

The northern end of Horton St and Town Green East will soon benefit from major facelifts, with preliminary works starting in the coming week (commencing March 20th 2017).

The project will see the construction of a new Town Square (at the northern end of Horton St) and Stage 1 of an upgrade to the Town Green to ensure these spaces meet future community needs. This will result in more vibrant and useable spaces for the many events, experiences and activities that occur and to see these spaces act as major drawcards for locals and visitors.

During works there will be restricted vehicle access to the Town Square loop, with additional disabled parking being provided in Clarence Street. Pedestrian access and access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

Further construction on the new Town Square is expected to commence in June, with specific timing to be confirmed once a construction contractor has been engaged.

The development of the new Town Square is a Town Centre Master Plan (TCMP) project, funded through contributions levied on commercial property owners within the Port Macquarie CBD. The TCMP is also contributing funds towards the Town Green upgrade.

Community engagement for the Town Centre Master Plan (including Town Square and Town Green) occurred and was completed in 2014.

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The Town Green project at the northern end of Horton St is dominated by hard surfaces and will be very hot and potentially uninviting. To my eye it is not vibrant and revitalised with its neo-brutalist architecture. To soften this area perhaps garden beds filled with flowering, colourful plants which are changed seasonally could be included. Often visitors to town like to see colour and a welcoming space. To my eye grey concrete or tiles is not welcoming.

ccarmody7 almost 2 years ago

I have read about the efforts to promote the area around the Town Green by upgrading facilities and "prettying" the place up... however, I feel it is all a bit of a laugh spending all this money on the Town area when everything else in Port Macquarie so much needs attention. I am so ashamed of the sides of the roads along most of our streets, they are a mess, overgrown, covered in weeds, a mass of fallen tree leaves, branches and other detritus. To me this is the saddest thing to see, the absolute neglect by Council to do the things it is supposed to be taking care of. There is no community pride because Council does not encourage it by maintaining the basics. It is a sad reflection of just how wrong Council has got it to see such a huge amount of money spent on such a small area just to cash in on the tourist dollar.

Sshaw about 2 years ago

just setting up the Town Green to encourage business encroachment on public land under the guise of improvements.

Lloyd Stevens about 2 years ago

Can you please explain how you prioritise these works, when the condition of the roads in Port Macquarie are in an abysmal condition? Does anyone actually drive the roads? I suggest Lake Road as an example is looked at before spending ratepayers money on projects that will reduce parking and bring no benefit to the average ratepayer

scubaozmale over 2 years ago

Is the lighting sufficient to make it feel safe for a woman walking through there at night time?

ccarmody7 over 2 years ago

Firstly, it is hard to tell how much parking has been lost as there is no mention of parking. What is the difference in parking bays before and after?Secondly, it is difficult to tell how much seating is provided throughout this area and the type of seating. Can this please be highlighted in the images provided?

ccarmody7 over 2 years ago

The design of the tables does not appear wheelchair accessible. The tables at Town Beach on large slabs are excellent for a wheelchair, walker and stroller. Currently I cannot sit with family and friends at Town Green.Please can we have smooth pathways, especially the joins. Pavers in joins lift and are rough in a wheelchair and a trip hazard for visually impaired.

OnWheels over 2 years ago

How about instead of upgrading the town green and town sqare how about the roads and and parking stop wasting so much money and put the money into the ares that we need it whats the point of having this site if you don't listen

Kenny123 over 2 years ago

I wonder if we could exclude cyclists from using this footway. So far I have been knocked down twice and I am very concerned at the new presence of electric bicycles speeding along at up to 15-20kph.Courtesy for other users is not a feature of the break wall walk and cyclists have made it quite dangerous. We tend to walk elsewhere now because of being knocked over - and abused for "not sharing". I am constantly amazed that cyclists on mountain bikes insist on using the pathway around Westport Park and refuse to move on to the grass.

chrisrivers over 2 years ago

We need more parking.. dinner booking at 6.. live 5 minutes away but have to leave at 5.30, just to find a half decent parking spot.. seriously port Macquarie council... our roads are atrocious, we have 30 families a week moving into port and no infrastructure to support the growing population.. so let's make town green pretty... And apply for a "special" rate rise.

Kirstieinnes over 2 years ago