Following on from the upgrade of Town Green East in 2017, which saw new shared pathways, landscaping, lighting and street furniture installed along the foreshore from Lady Nelson Wharf to the Breakwall, works have commenced on the next stage of the Town Green upgrade.
The new upgrade to Town Green West will extend the community space from the east, providing a significant place for the community and visitors to the region to enjoy Port Macquarie's foreshore within the CBD.
The following elements will be delivered during the project:
- A new 5m wide foreshore promenade shared path extension from Lady Nelson Wharf to Short St;
- Upgrading of the foreshore rock revetment wall;
- New LED lighting;
- Feature pavement nodes;
- New seating, bins, table settings & drinking fountain;
- Installation of new turf and irrigation.
The desired outcomes of the Town Green West precinct upgrade includes:
- 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 will deliver 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 the foreshore pathway and reserve (Stage 1) commenced in August 2020 and is expected to be complete by December 2020, subject to favourable weather conditions. Construction of the playground (Stage 2) is scheduled to commence in 2021. We will be engaging further with the community regarding the playground design later this year.
This is a $2 million project with $500,000 provided by the Town Centre Master Plan Committee (through contributions levied on commercial property owners within the Port Macquarie CBD) and $1.5 million from the Australian Government through a Community Development Grant.
This page was last updated on: 14 September 2020