Wyong Shire Council has developed a draft Land Use Strategy and Town Centre Masterplan for Ourimbah.
It aims to promote Ourimbah as a place firmly planted in its rich history and natural environment and offers a welcoming experience for residents, students, visitors and commuters to meet, rest and interact.
The draft Land Use Strategy and Town Centre Masterplan developed through a collaborative process between Wyong Shire Council, the community and stakeholders aims to support this vision by ensuring the Study Area is appropriately planned for and developed over the coming decades. It offers opportunities to enhance the quality of the public domain, create dedicated public spaces, facilitate pedestrian and cyclist activity, encourage greater utilisation of public open space, shape future development and enhance the distinctive character of Ourimbah.
Pacific Highway looking South towards the Town Centre Precinct
Perspective View of Jacques Street
The Draft Ourimbah Land Use Strategy and Masterplan was on public exhibition for 6 weeks from 18 April 2016 till 31 May 2016.
We received a number of submissions from the public, as well stakeholders and government agencies, such as Office of Environment and Heritage, Roads and Maritime Services, Rural Fire Service, University of Newcastle.
We thank all those who either raised issues or expressed support. All submissions were carefully considered and the Consultants were requested to revise the documents to provide;
- More detailed contextual information to respond to key issues (like flooding and other environmental constraints) raised during the public exhibition stage
- A Study Area wide Framework Plan
- Further detail in relation to the Town Centre Masterplan
- Precinct-level strategic land use plans, in line with the draft Land Use Strategy
- More detail with respect to implementing change
The revised document was submitted to Council in late February 2017 and is currently being reviewed internally.
The finalised draft will be used to inform the Comprehensive Local Environment Plan for the Central Coast.
It will provide the strategic direction / intent for future development in Ourimbah.
We will be advising all those who made a submission of the current status.
For enquiries on this project, please contact:
Senior Strategic Planner
Strategic & Environmental Planning
Telephone: (02) 4350 5526