Crescent Head village and foreshore upgrades

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Please note that the Caravan Park has been removed from the study area and will be managed under a separate Plan of Management

Do you love the Crescent Head Foreshore and Village Centre?

Like all living, vibrant communities Crescent Head is a permanent work in progress and work is underway to upgrade the key public spaces of the foreshore and village centre.

The Crescent Head Village and Foreshore Upgrade programs were both identified in the Crescent Head Master Plan that was adopted by Council in 2017. They are both outlined in detail in the Crescent Head Public Domain Plan. The Master Plan was subject to extensive public engagement and the two projects were identified by the community as priorities.

Background

The Public Domain Plan was adopted by Council in October 2020 and is a significant part of the overall planning for Crescent Head.

The village upgrade projects have commenced, including the work recently completed on Rankine St.

In July 2021 Council resolved to undertake renewed community engagement and design development for the foreshore area and present a further report in 24 months. Staff commenced a two-year engagement and design project to better understand and balance community needs for car parking and green space.

What has happened so far?

In August 2021 Council endorsed a seven stage approach to engage the community, finalise a design brief and prepare landscape designs for this critical area.

The first stage of the revised project approach was to conduct an independent audit to determine the land available for the foreshore design project. The audit report was presented to Council in March 2022.

This structured process evaluated and compared all relevant Council reports, community engagement feedback, external reports, stakeholder interviews and legislation.

What area is included in the foreshore design project?

Based on the audit report Council determined the boundaries of the area to be considered in the foreshore upgrade:

  • Western limit: Just past the footbridge where the path narrows along Killick Creek.
  • Southern limit: Holiday Park boundaries (already existing)
  • Eastern limit: Where the path narrows and meets the Golf Course boundary.

What happens next?

1. Council will conduct a formal request for quote process and select independent consultants with expertise in Public Domain design and community engagement.

2. The consultants will work with Council to develop and facilitate community engagement opportunities.

3. All draft designs will be placed on public exhibition before being presented to Council for decision making.

Do you love the Crescent Head Foreshore and Village Centre?

Like all living, vibrant communities Crescent Head is a permanent work in progress and work is underway to upgrade the key public spaces of the foreshore and village centre.

The Crescent Head Village and Foreshore Upgrade programs were both identified in the Crescent Head Master Plan that was adopted by Council in 2017. They are both outlined in detail in the Crescent Head Public Domain Plan. The Master Plan was subject to extensive public engagement and the two projects were identified by the community as priorities.

Background

The Public Domain Plan was adopted by Council in October 2020 and is a significant part of the overall planning for Crescent Head.

The village upgrade projects have commenced, including the work recently completed on Rankine St.

In July 2021 Council resolved to undertake renewed community engagement and design development for the foreshore area and present a further report in 24 months. Staff commenced a two-year engagement and design project to better understand and balance community needs for car parking and green space.

What has happened so far?

In August 2021 Council endorsed a seven stage approach to engage the community, finalise a design brief and prepare landscape designs for this critical area.

The first stage of the revised project approach was to conduct an independent audit to determine the land available for the foreshore design project. The audit report was presented to Council in March 2022.

This structured process evaluated and compared all relevant Council reports, community engagement feedback, external reports, stakeholder interviews and legislation.

What area is included in the foreshore design project?

Based on the audit report Council determined the boundaries of the area to be considered in the foreshore upgrade:

  • Western limit: Just past the footbridge where the path narrows along Killick Creek.
  • Southern limit: Holiday Park boundaries (already existing)
  • Eastern limit: Where the path narrows and meets the Golf Course boundary.

What happens next?

1. Council will conduct a formal request for quote process and select independent consultants with expertise in Public Domain design and community engagement.

2. The consultants will work with Council to develop and facilitate community engagement opportunities.

3. All draft designs will be placed on public exhibition before being presented to Council for decision making.

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    I have looked for bicycle parking/lock up sites but only see a picture of the possible type rather than location. The welcome foreshore green space might well encourage more cycling so I am wondering about the number and location of bicycle parking sites. Thanks for any info and, as you always say, have a great day!

    gjcarrad asked over 2 years ago

    Hi and thanks so much for your question! 

    Bike racks would be expected in various areas of the foreshore (beachfront, creek front, and willow street) and village centre. The exact number and location of bike racks will be worked out in the detailed design phases for each of the spaces, as the projects move towards implementation. 

    Thanks for your interest and for wishing us a great day :) 

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    We have been advised there will be an option 4 proposal for the foreshore parking and community area. Understanding the positive aspect of having more options, is the new option in the scope of the original area of consideration. That is, without encroaching upon the Holiday Park?

    paulhayllar asked over 2 years ago

    Hi and thankyou for your question. 

    This project has generated a lot of interest (which is excellent) and we look forward to receiving all feedback and suggestions through the engagement process. 

    An update has been provided to a range of incoming questions and can now be viewed in the FAQ section of this page. We hope the FAQs addresses your enquiry 

    Have a great day! 

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    With reference to the proposed Rankine Street Car Park/ May Street plan could you please let me know if the parallel parking spaces will be removed from the eastern side of May Street between Rankine and Scott Street.

    Robert Dennis asked over 2 years ago

    Hi and thank you for your question!

    The parallel parking spaces on May street are planned to remain in the draft plans 

    Have a great day!

     

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    Can you please confirm the number of car parking spots in option A for parking near the point? There is controversy over the total number of reductions and I would appreciate a confirmation on numbers and if a significant error has occurred can this still be negotiated to have a similar outcome for the new people area at the point?

    paulhayllar asked over 2 years ago

    Hi and thank you for your question!

    Option A provides for a reduction in formal parking for single cars from 110 car spaces to 96 spaces  on the foreshore, and an increase in long vehicle/boat trailer spaces from 4 to 6 spaces.

    The figure of 110 existing car spaces refers to the number of formal parking spots that exist, which have been calculated based on existing plans and aerial photography, as well as an on-the-ground physical count. After recent public queries, staff have returned and recounted the number of formal spaces and confirmed that there are 110. 

    We acknowledge that there are a significant number of widely-accepted informal unmarked parking spaces in the foreshore area (as well as Willow Street) and that 1 or 2 cars often park in the trailer parking. This has been taken into account as part of the overall car parking strategy for Crescent Head. 

    While the draft plans include a reduction in parking on the foreshore, the options deliver an equal number of compliant car parking spaces as there are now, spread across the foreshore and village centre.

    That said the plans are in draft format and the reason they are being presented to the public and the purpose of this engagement phase is to seek community feedback. With this in mind, we encourage you to make a submission, which can include suggestions about car parking, via the Survey link. 

    At the end of the exhibition period, all submissions will be collated and considered as the draft plans are refined and finalised before going back to Council for consideration

    Thanks for your interest in the project and have a great day! 

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    Re Willow St Parking-proposals for this area and Muddy Arm would allow this creek area to be utilised more extensively by the public. Widening creek access /steps with a ramp will permit people with various water craft easier & safer access to the creek. My concern with Willow St parking is, where will the now "2nd vehicle parking space" for the caravan park now be located and will Willow St be policed by personnel or signage to ensure availability of car spaces will be purely available to day visitors.

    Ross Foster asked over 2 years ago

    Hi and thank you for your question!

    The intention of the Willow Street sector is to provide new open space recreation opportunities along Killick Creek, and to formalise and regulate vehicle parking 

    It may be that during peak periods some or part of the site will be required for overflow parking however the aim is to provide a more balanced approach to the use of this part of the foreshore  

    We appreciate your feedback and it will be considered in the development of the final plan designs 

    Have a great day! 


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    What is the purpose of the "possible access track to the holiday park" from Willow St?

    brucesearles99@gmail.com asked over 2 years ago

    Hi and thanks for your question! 

    This is really just confirming that there is an existing access route to the Holiday park from Willow Street, which may have to be maintained into the future as an access point.

    Have a great day! 


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    Do the plans take into account extensive consultation of visiting surfers, visitors and holiday makers generally and ratepayers who do not live in town?

    brucesearles99@gmail.com asked over 2 years ago

    Hi thanks for your question! Most certainly does :) 

    There has been ongoing community engagement since 2017 when the Crescent Head Masterplan was developed. Over the last 12 months a significant program of ongoing engagement was held with the local Crescent Head community through face to face and online platforms.  These engagement activities, including a co-design workshop are what have created the design  principles and draft designs that are currently available for feedback. 

    Now that we have reached the stage of having draft designs, our online Your Say Macleay portal has been promoted broadly via media, papers and socials platforms. A newsletter has been sent to over 900 registered participants, all stakeholders have received updates on the project, and hardcopies have been made available through Customer Services. 

    The project to date has already received over 2,800 site visits with a high level of feedback being received.  We encourage everyone to check out the plans, be informed and provide their comments. Information will be used to inform final designs which will go to Council. There will be further opportunity to have a say at this point. 

    Thanks and have a great day!


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    On page 42 of the draft, there is provision to semi formalise a path across the golf course to the foreshore. Have the Country Club and members of the golf club been consulted about this as people using any such path would be in real danger from golfs balls being hit from the 3 tee areas they would need to walk in front of to use any such path.

    tim asked over 2 years ago

    Hi thanks for your question and comments. Council will be meeting with the Country Club to discuss this matter and feedback will be provided to the consultant to be considered in the final designs 

    Thanks again and have a great day!

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    I could not see provision for a fish cleaning table. Is this an oversight or deliberate? In my opinion we need one.

    robm asked over 2 years ago

    Hi there and thanks for your question!

    The fish cleaning table will remain in the vicinity of the existing table :) 

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    why is the Country Club and golf course excluded from the plan. Surely there is a zoning control that need to be clarified for the future. For example open space.

    robm asked over 2 years ago

    Hi thanks so much for your question! 

    The Country Club and Golf course are on Crown land leased through Council. This lease sets a boundary for the operation of the country club and is therefore not included in this study area for the design works. A new Plan of Management will be developed for all Council managed Crown Land in Crescent Head. The Plan of Management will determine long term future uses of all Crown Land on the foreshore.

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