Port Macquarie Foreshore Masterplan
At the Council meeting on 21 January 2009 the final report and drawings for the Port Macquarie Foreshore Masterplan was adopted with the following changes as summarised below:
- Proposal to close Stewart Street is subject to further traffic analysis and community consultation.
- The proposed small kiosk, amenities/showers and shaded seating area adjacent to the skatepark facility on Town Beach has been retained.
- Further discussions will take place with the RSL Sub Branch regarding detailed planning for the area around the Anzac memorial.
- The proposal to reduce the car parking in Hollingworth Street adjacent to Country Comfort has been retained.
- The proposal for an extension of Westport Club onto the open space has been retained subject to detailed negotiations with both the Westport Club and the Department of Lands.
- The proposed all age playground and motion sensor water jets and fountain in Westport Park will be relocated so that they do not limit the options for major events that take place on this park.
- The proposed boardwalk through the EOI site has been removed from the plan.
- The proposed beach adjacent to the boat ramp has been retained subject to further investigation about constructing a groyne to ensure separation of boating and swimming activities.
- The proposed walkway around the marina site and the proposed marina square have been retained and will be the subject of negotiations with the lessee and the Department of Lands.
- The concept of improving the interface between the marina site and the open space carpark by, say, opening up the marina businesses onto the parkland has been retained and will be subject to future negotiations with the lessee and the Department of Lands.
- The proposed boardwalk and foreshore parkland around Sails Resort has also been retained on the plan with the acknowledgement that this will require careful negotiation with the owners of the resort particularly as the proposed access pathways could present security and amenity issues for this commercial development.