Kibble Park re-think

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Central Coast Council has temporarily moved all community consultations online to obtain feedback about upcoming projects and strategies.

The latest project up for comment is the Place Plan and Concept Design for Gosford’s Kibble Park and council is urging residents to have their say.

Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan, said Kibble Park plays an important role as the heartbeat of Gosford but hasn’t lived up to its full potential and is due to be revitalised as a thriving, safe and welcoming place for work, play and social connection.

“The community has told us that Kibble Park is in need of a face lift to help breathe new life into the City, so we are developing a Place Plan and Concept Design to identify future initiatives and projects that will increase this area’s activation and social connectivity, improve the visitor experience and provide a boost for local businesses,” Vaughan said.

“To ensure these plans reflect what past and future users want to see, we are now providing online consultation opportunities for the community to share their ideas and aspirations for this vital public space.”

Some of the other projects which are currently, or soon will be, open for consultation include: Draft Central Coast Waste Resource Management Strategy; Regional draft Local Strategic Planning Statement; Mount Ettalong Reserve Masterplan; Tunkuwallin Oval District play space; Lake Munmorah Recreation Facility; and Floodplain risk management studies and plans for Killarney Vale /Long Jetty and Wallarah Creek.

Mayor Lisa Matthews said while the COVID-19 pandemic still impacts the way we work, connect and socialise, Council is continuing with essential works, projects and planning to cater for the future needs of the community as it moves into a recovery period.

“Regardless of whether a project is something small that impacts residents in just a few streets or a major strategy that shapes the future of the region, we want the community to be involved in the journey and to jump online, learn the details and tell us what they think,” Cr Matthews said.

Media releases, May 13 and May 27
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