A comprehensive range of funded measures has been released to significantly progress the revitalisation of Gosford City Centre for the public to view and make comment on.
The Department has been listening to the Central Coast community and has responded with 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.
$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.
The Government Architect has released its recommendations for the revitalisation of Gosford City North and City South via Place Reports 2 and 3.
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.
A new draft Gosford City Centre State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) has been released 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.
A Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) will also 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.
The newly-created City of Gosford Design Advisory Panel brings together some of the best planning and design minds in the country, including the Government Architect Peter Poulet and NSW Chief Planner Gary White, to assess, advise and ensure design excellence of proposed developments in the city centre.
The revitalisation of Gosford City Centre is a ministerial priority consistent with the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036.