Timbertown Review

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Consultation has concluded

Council is undertaking a full review of Timbertown to establish the parks viability. It is widely acknowledged that Timbertown is in need of major maintenance and capital improvements and it is with this in mind that Administrator Garry Payne has asked for this review to be immediately undertaken.
Over several years the annual Council subsidy to Timbertown has increased, with operating loss in 2008 of over $500,000. A report into Timbertown has identified that due to its aging buildings and infrastructure the park cannot continue operating under its current conditions.
Council is considering either significantly redeveloping the theme park or

Council is undertaking a full review of Timbertown to establish the parks viability. It is widely acknowledged that Timbertown is in need of major maintenance and capital improvements and it is with this in mind that Administrator Garry Payne has asked for this review to be immediately undertaken.
Over several years the annual Council subsidy to Timbertown has increased, with operating loss in 2008 of over $500,000. A report into Timbertown has identified that due to its aging buildings and infrastructure the park cannot continue operating under its current conditions.
Council is considering either significantly redeveloping the theme park or closing it. Redevelopment costs of the park have been estimated in excess of $15 million which would result in a significantly enhanced tourism facility with added attractions and an entry fee closer to standard market rates. See the libary for further details on estimate and issues.
The information gained from a random telephone survey of 600 residents, as well as community forums in Wauchope, Port Macquarie and Laurieton and this online discussion will help Council to determine the future of Timbertown.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
Discussions: All (4) Open (4)
  • Options for the Port Macquarie Foreshore

    by HappyHammer, about 12 years ago
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    What level of re-development do you believe is appropriate for the Port Macquarie Foreshore. Low Density - Tidy it up and improve existing boating and park facilities Medium Density - Expand the marina and boating facilities, develop some commercial space(restaurants) and residential buildings. Maintain grassed foreshore eg. Town Green High Density - 4 storey+ high buildings incorporating commercial retail and residential close to the forshore edge, boardwalk only, using maximum space for the development.
  • Considering Funding Sources

    about 12 years ago
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    Redevelopment of Timbertown has been estimated at a cost of $15 million. Council wants your ideas on meeting these initial redevelopment costs and the potential structure to ensure ongoing financial stability of the park. How should the initial redevelopment costs be funded? How Should Council ensure the ongoing financial stability of Timbertown?
  • My ideas for redevelopment of Timbertown

    about 12 years ago
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    If Timbertown was to be redeveloped to make it a significant and viable tourism facility, what additional activities and experiences do you think should be part of the theme park?
  • How the community values Timbertown

    about 12 years ago
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    What do you value most about Timbertown? What effect would it have on the local community and the Hastings if Timbertown was to be closed? Please comment on the social, economic and other impacts you think important.