Council determines site of proposed Nowra CBD multistorey car park
August 21, 2013
Council has determined a site on the corner of Berry and Worrigee Streets, Nowra to be the location of the proposed multistorey car park within the Nowra CBD during this afternoon’s Extraordinary Meeting.
The proposed Nowra CBD multistorey car park was recently shortlisted for funding under the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund.
This afternoon’s Extraordinary Meeting was held to allow Council to determine the location of the proposed car park, the scope of the project and Council’s contribution towards the facility.
Mayor, Gash said that Council had determined that the car park be located on the Berry/Worrigee site and contain no commercial component.
As part of the determination Council has asked the General Manager to provide a further report outlining a non compulsory exit strategy and full cost analysis for affected residents in Berry Court.
“The proposed Nowra CBD car park will address long held concerns of CBD ratepayers and businesses regarding lack of all day parking options in the Nowra CBD,” said Clr Gash.
“Tonight’s meeting allowed Council to determine the site of the proposed facility and further determine the scope of the project.
“After listening to deputations from both community representatives and Council staff I believe the Worrigee/Berry Street site to offer the most long term benefits for the community.”
“By placing the car park at this location, Council is hoping to unlock further commercial opportunities in Stewart Place as identified in the Nowra CBD Masterplan.”
“In making this decision Council took into account the concerns of neighbouring residents and has called for a further report outlining a non compulsory exit strategy for those affected by the proposed development.”
“With the proposed location and scope of the project now determined, Council staff will complete a detailed application as part of the second round of the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund.”
Mayor, Gash said Council had previously exhibited the proposed car park at the Berry/Worrigee site as part of the Draft Nowra CBD Masterplan.
Council also determined to contribute $5 million in loan funds if the car park was successful in gaining funding through the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund.
A further $400,000 will be contributed from the Roads to Recovery Program if the Flinders Road submission is successful through the same program.