The Richard Gutteridge Gardens and Wynyard Waterfront Landscape Development Plan
The draft Richard Gutteridge Gardens and Wynyard Waterfront Landscape Development Plan has now been endorsed by Council.
Council received a number of comments and suggestions on the plan, which were be placed before Council for consideration and endorsement. The intention now is for this plan to provide a long term strategy for the future development and management of this area.
The plan advocates the development of key public open spaces to reflect "Wynyard as a Flower Town" through the use of bold, rotating flowers beds.
The plan will also guide the enhancement and refining of Wynyard's main waterfront precincts and seeks to ensure that, over time, that when new development happens, that the whole area is cohesive.
The Landscape Development Plan examines a range of matters, including special and significant features, vehicular access and parking, pedestrian facilities, children playgrounds, furnishings such as bins, signs and barbeque facilities, and the general enhancement of existing landscape values.
The purpose of the Landscape Development Plan is to:
- Provide a long term strategic framework for the future development and management of Richard Gutteridge Gardens, the adjacent Wynyard waterfront and the stretch of Foreshore market area along the Old Bass Highway.
- Position Richard Gutteridge Gardens and the Wynyard waterfront as areas supporting significant floral Gardens that will attract visitors from the North West region and beyond.
- Result in an area of significant open space for the enjoyment of the community."
- Ensure that management decisions relating to the placement of furnishings, such as bins, seating, signs, community facilities and public amenities are strategically planned and are within an agreed design style and 'badging'.
- Allow Waratah-Wynyard Council to forward plan budget allocations for upgrades and improvements to Richard Gutteridge Gardens and the Wynyard waterfront, within an agreed Landscape Development framework.
A copy of the plan is available below and Council encourages the community to view the documents and associated maps. You can also follow the progress on Council's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WaratahWynyard
Council is now working on a draft plan for Boat Harbour to improve car parking and pedestrian circulation, which is now available for public comment. To comment on this plan click here.