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Update on the revitalisation of Gosford City Centre

The public exhibition period has concluded on a comprehensive range of funded measures to significantly progress the revitalisation of Gosford City Centre.

 

The measures comprise a series of actions that will drive further investment in the city to attract new residents, business, tourists and cultural activity. The development and renewal will allow Gosford City Centre to fulfil its enormous potential as the vibrant, thriving and liveable capital of the Central Coast.

 

Up to $42 million has been earmarked from the Housing Acceleration Fund (HAF) to upgrade vital infrastructure in Gosford City Centre to ensure it can cater for the growing influx of businesses, residents and visitors into the city. An additional $10 million has been committed to fund public domain upgrades in the city centre.

 

At 5pm on 29 June, 2018, public exhibition closed on the Government Architect's recommendations for the revitalisation of Gosford City North and City South via Place Report 2 (Pdf 9,006 KB) 
and Place Report 3 (Pdf 9,164 KB).

 

Place Report 2 focuses on the City North to connect the greatly expanded Gosford Hospital to the city across the rail corridor over the train station, to spread the benefits of the enormous investment and development of the health and education precinct.

 

Place Report 3 focuses on linking the city to the waterfront parklands in the City South to draw together locals, land, water, culture, history and recreation in a beautiful parkland destination.

 

The recommendations include the creation of a significant regional playground as part of the waterfront parklands upgrade.

 

Also on exhibition was a  Consultation Paper Gosford City Centre Revitalisation - Proposed delivery mechanisms (Pdf 5,605 KB) that outlines a proposed draft Gosford City Centre State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) to provide design-led, streamlined, flexible and efficient development controls to drive the continued renewal of Gosford City Centre and deliver the Government Architect’s recommendations.

 

The Consultation Paper also includes details of a  Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) to be applied to Gosford City Centre, to enable the Department to deliver ongoing regional infrastructure, civic improvements and increased connectivity, as the revitalisation of Gosford City Centre continues to roll out.

 

These documents followed the earlier public exhibition of Place Report 1 (Pdf 3,959 KB) the Government Architect’s recommendations to enhance Gosford’s Civic Heart – Kibble Park and surrounds and a Setting the Scene and Early Recommendations Discussion Paper (Pdf 10,914 KB) that outlines the considerable work undertaken to re-shape the regional capital of the Central Coast.

 

The Department thanks all who took the time and effort to make a submission on the reports. The submissions made on the Government Architect documents will be taken into consideration in the formulation of the final Gosford City Centre Urban Design Implementation Framework that the Government Architect will release by August.

 

The submissions made on the Consultation Paper will be taken into consideration in the creation of both a Gosford City Centre SEPP and the draft Gosford City Centre Development Control Plan that will be prepared to support the new planning framework.

 

The revitalisation of Gosford City Centre is a ministerial priority consistent with the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036.