Establishing Timbertown's Significance - A Community Invitation
11 April 2006
As part of the Timbertown Master Plan development and in recognition of Timbertown's 30th year, Council is establishing a Statement of Significance to record what the community feels about this heritage icon.
In an environment of changing consumer tastes where many other tourist attractions and historic recreations have folded Timbertown has become a focal part of Hastings heritage and tourism. Museum consultant, Kylie Winkworth, will be hosting a community workshop on Wednesday 26 April at Timbertown to define the community's opinion of Timbertown's success and how it can be sustained.
Ms Winkworth believes the workshop will help establish how the community values Timbertown and guide Council's planning for its future.
"Timbertown was established by passionate members of the community who were interested in ensuring the timber industry's role in the development of the Wauchoperegionwas celebrated. I would encourage anyone who was involved in the creation and planning of Timbertown or those who have a strong association with Timbertown to please come along and share their thoughts and contribute to the planning process," said Ms Winkworth.
Mr Mark Pilgrim, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Facilities Manager says "Council will use the community's feedback to document the significance of Timbertown, to help refresh the vision for Timbertown, to improve the interpretation of timber themes and stories and attract grants for the sustainable development of the site."
When - Wednesday 26 April 2006 from 4pm
Where - Maul & Wedge Restaurant, Timbertown Wauchope
A comment sheet is available at local libraries and council offices prior to and in the week following the workshop for those who are unable to attend.