Mayor Joanna Gash and Deputy Mayor John Wells today officially launched the precinct concept and ‘Have your Say’ website for the Egans Lane project in a move to further strengthen the economic sustainability of the Nowra CBD.
Shoalhaven City Council is forming a development initiative which will activate prime CBD land to deliver the vision of the community- reflecting an attractive, vibrant and contemporary town centre which will assist in building the economic and retail profile of Nowra, and the Shoalhaven.
This is an exciting day as it is the start of a major city-building project for the Shoalhaven”, Mayor Joanna Gash said as she unveiled the concept on-site.
Today marks the start of the official seeking of community feedback on the project which will have its own website for the public to make comment which can be found from Council’s homepage www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.
“This is just the beginning of this project to raise awareness of what will happen next. There will be a series of workshops, community information sessions and surveys held to ensure landowners, local businesses and residents will be given the opportunity to ensure all stakeholders’ opinions are heard” the Mayor said.
Council is currently in the process of finalising arrangements to engage an external consultant to dedicate to helping undertake the community consultation process as part of its commitment to strong community engagement.
“Egans Lane, situated in a key location in the Nowra CBD, offers a prospective developer the opportunity to drive mixed use and provide higher density development for the area.
“This project is a key civic initiative, with the objective of attracting business, jobs and growth by working with landowners, business and other levels of Government in order to create a multi-use precinct for residents and visitors alike”.
“We are very excited with this concept, which will breathe life back into the Nowra CBD and aid in competing with neighbouring shopping precincts”, Mayor, Joanna Gash said.
Developed in consultation with the local community, establishment of the precinct will reflect Shoalhaven resident’s aspirations for improved retail and business opportunities, an attractive town centre and a shared, connected and inclusive community space