The New South Wales Office of the Government Architect will develop an implementation framework in order to deliver improved infrastructure and fast-track housing supply as part of the Central Coast Regional Plan for the revitalisation of Gosford CBD.
Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said, “The work of the Government Architect, with the support of Central Coast Coordinator General, Lee Shearer, will be a major milestone in the renewal and redevelopment of the Gosford CBD and waterfront.
“The NSW Government has already demonstrated its commitment to the area through investment in the Gosford Hospital redevelopment and the new office building under construction in Mann Street.
“This work aims to implement existing plans to create a dynamic, vibrant and lively Gosford center that links seamlessly to a revamped waterfront that will be a wonderful place for both locals and visitors to enjoy.”
The Government Architect will appoint a multidisciplinary design team in September 2017.
After a period of consultation and workshops with key stakeholders the team will present a final report detailing the work needed to deliver a revived Gosford city center to Central Coast Coordinator General, Lee Shearer, in the new year.
Ms Shearer was recently appointed to drive the implementation of the Central Coast Regional Plan, and ensure the revitalisation and growth of the area by Mr Roberts.
“The Central Coast is a beautiful area with enormous potential and our commitment is to transform Gosford into the dynamic hub the region deserves,” Mr Roberts said.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said, “It is fantastic to finally see progress on implementing a cohesive plan to redevelop Gosford’s city centre.
“We now have a collaborative and coordinated framework to deliver major projects such as this. All the groundwork has been laid and it is now time for action.”