Wollongong City Council is calling for feedback on three strategic projects in Helensburgh – the proposed Town Centre Plan, the Streetscape Masterplan and an option for the Helensburgh Library Project.
“Council has decided to combine these three essential opportunities so we can build a comprehensive look at what future considerations and actions we need to take,” says Mayor Gordon Bradbery.
By engaging on the plans simultaneously, Council aims to streamline community engagement and develop phased plans that can be ready to roll out early in 2021.
“Now we are asking the broader community to visit our website and join the conversation on the proposed draft Town Centre Plan, the draft Streetscape Masterplan and what they would like to see included in a new, multi-purpose community facility,’’ says Cr Bradbery.
“I encourage everyone who has an interest in the future of Helensburgh, and this might be local residents or those who visit the town centre for work, socialising or for shopping, to join in this phase of community engagement. It’s a way you can get involved in something that directly affects the Helensburgh community for years to come.’’
What’s on Exhibition:
Draft Town Centre Plan
This sets out a vision and strategy for the town centre.
Draft Streetscape Masterplan
The main aims are to create and celebrate the village-like Helensburgh town centre and to create a low-speed environment that makes it friendly for pedestrians and cyclists. The streetscape masterplan outlines the connections character and meeting places that can be “built into” the centre. It also outlines the proposed extra trees and shrubs that can be planted.
Helensburgh Library Project Option
Council has begun the long-term project to construct a new and improved modern library and community centre in Helensburgh village centre. We are considering the option of integrating the community centre and library to create an integrated community hub, similar to the hub at Thirroul and are asking for ideas on the look and feel of a future library project.
Submissions on the three proposals close at COB on Monday 22 June. The best way to do this is through Council’s Join The Conversation webpage and take part in the surveys or you can email Council with your comments.