Shoalhaven City Council hosted a community workshop for local residents to have their say on the potential future of the Huskisson Foreshore Precinct over the weekend.
The two day workshop, which was hosted in conjunction with project consultants SJB Architects, was attended by over 50 local residents.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said the workshop allowed the community to help inform work currently being undertaken on the proposed Masterplan and Development Concepts for the area.
The Mayor said she was very pleased to hear positive community feedback following the workshop saying she was looking forward to seeing the design concepts in the coming months.
“Council is undertaking the Huskisson Foreshore Masterplan with a view to further enhancing the area’s standing as an iconic tourism site and gateway to Jervis Bay,” said Clr Gash.
“The weekend’s workshops provided local residents with an opportunity to hear the consultants discuss the constraints and opportunities of the site.
“Participants were also asked to create their own concepts for the precinct in keeping with a set of design principles which were articulated by the Community Reference Group”.
“Further to this, the workshop allowed participants to evaluate the proposed concepts against the design principles.”
“The workshop was a fantastic opportunity for Council and the consultants to receive important community feedback surrounding the proposed design concepts.”
“I would like to thank all of the attendees for their very valuable input into the design process.”
Mayor, Gash said the consultants would now move onto formalising the concepts for 59 Owen Street and the precinct.
The consultants will meet again with the Community Reference Group prior to determining a preferred option and commencing the draft masterplan.
The community will then be given another opportunity to have their say as part of a formal public exhibition period anticipated to commence in early 2016.
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170