• GOSFORD’S ‘CIVIC HEART’ TO BE REVAMPED

    Gosford is set for a major revamp, as the NSW Government plans to improve the city’s commercial, retail, lifestyle and cultural life.

    Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts said enhancing Kibble Park as the “civic heart” of the city is critical to improving connectivity and drawing people back into an attractive and functional centre.

    “I am confident that the efforts and plans of the NSW Government will enhance Gosford, making it a most desirable place to live, work and visit,” Mr Roberts said..

    The recommendations for Kibble Park and the surrounding area include:

    • a "green room" – creating respite for a growing city at Kibble Park by planting a frame and corridor of trees activity to the edges
    • relocating activity to the edges of the park, so people can enjoy open space
    • great civic spaces – re-purposing the library as a public building and creating a civic plaza that is connected to Mann Street will enable flexible spaces for day and night events
    • active street frontages – integrating a café within the park, as well as protecting and promoting nearby retail businesses
    • reduce cars – retain vehicle access but with reduced road widths
    • ensure sunlight access to the park – minimising overshadowing of the park from surrounding developments

    Two more reports will be released in the coming weeks, focusing on complementing the corridor between Gosford Hospital to the train station in the north and the Waterfront precinct in the south.

    Have your say

    The NSW Government architect is seeking feedback on its recommendations.

    Submissions close on 18 June 2018. Have your say on plans to revitalise Gosford City Centre, www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Regional-Plans/Central-Coast

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