The upgrade of Town Green East commenced in 2017, which saw new shared pathways, landscaping, lighting and street furniture installed along the foreshore from Lady Nelson Wharf to the Breakwall.
The upgrade to the foreshore pathway and reserve (Stage 1) is now completed for locals and visitors to the region to enjoy Port Macquarie's foreshore within the CBD. These works commenced in August 2020 and were opened to the public in December 2020.
The following elements were delivered during the project:
- A new 5m wide foreshore promenade shared path extension from Lady Nelson Wharf through to Short St;
- Upgrade of the foreshore rock revetment wall;
- New LED pathway lighting;
- Feature pavement nodes;
- New seating, bins, table settings & drinking fountain;
- Installation of new turf and irrigation; and
- Playground upgrade.
The desired outcomes of the Town Green West precinct upgrade include:
- Improved access and connectivity throughout the foreshore reserve;
- Increased event use opportunity;
- Improved appearance of the reserve;
- Consideration of Aboriginal and European heritage;
- Provision of a high-quality play space;
- Increased seating and improved reserve facilities;
- Upgraded lighting to improve security.
The Town Green West upgrade aligns with our Recreation Action Plan 2017-2025, Coastal Walk Master Plan and the Town Centre Master Plan 2013. The project has provided a much-improved facility for the public and provide greater connectivity along the foreshore between other newly constructed Town Centre projects. In addition to the foreshore reserve works, an upgrade to the Town Green Playground is planned to complete this stage of the Town Centre Master Plan.
The upgrade to Town Green West, including the Town Green Playground is a $2.13 million project, with $500,000 provided by the Town Centre Masterplan Committee (through contributions levied on commercial property owners within the Port Macquarie CBD), $133,500 through developer contributions and $1.5 million provided by the Australian through a Community Development Grant.
This page was last updated on: 13 May 2021