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12 April 2018 Posted by 

NORAH HEAD TO STAY UNIQUE

Preserving the magic for generations
DALLAS SHERRINGHAM
WHEN you drive up the always busy Central Coast Hwy and turn off into Norah Head, there is a certain relaxation of the senses that overtakes you.

Maybe it is the cleansing sea air that envelopes you or the sight of Norah Head Lighthouse in the distance.  Perhaps you are drawn by the lure of fishing or launching your boat at the ramp. Then again, stunning Soldiers Beach with amazing vistas might draw you in.

And when the season is right and the weather is kind, you can sit on the headland, enjoy a coffee and watch the whales go by.

Whatever the magic is, it needs to be saved for future generations to enjoy.

And it has come to pass, that Norah Head is to be retained in its current form as a unique seaside community
Central Coast Council has adopted the Norah Head Village Centre Masterplan which will guide public domain improvement works in the Village Centre as one of the key actions of the Toukley Planning Strategy.

Council Director of Environment and Planning Scott Cox said the masterplan had been developed with input from more than 50 residents and stakeholders and was now the blueprint for improving this important economic and tourism area.

“This plan is all about Council investing in the Norah Head community over the next 20 years to retain its distinct character whilst improving public facilities and linkages,” Mr Cox said.

“To deliver this, Council has identified eight key project areas including the Village Centre, Mazlin Reserve, Village Green, Cabbage Tree Bay, Bush and Young St Reserves, a shared pathway network, interpretive signs and trails and streetscape improvements.”

The detailed implementation plan includes 51 projects, within the eight project areas, which have been assessed as low, moderate or high priority based on the feedback of stakeholders.

There are seven projects considered as high priority actions including pedestrian links between the Village Centre and Mazlin Reserve, upgrade of Mazlin Reserve including new amenities and landscaping.

Also included in the top seven priority projects is the construction of a 2.5m wide shared pathway along Bungary Rd from the existing cycleway at Dennison St to Victoria St and street plantings, parking improvements and kerb and guttering works for Bungary Rd and Soldiers Point Dr.

The Norah Head Village Centre Masterplan implements one of the actions of the Toukley Planning Strategy and forms part of a suite of masterplans for centres in the north of the Central Coast including Toukley, Wyong, The Entrance, Long Jetty, Bateau Bay, Lake Haven, Budgewoi and Ourimbah.

Estimated funding for the top seven priority projects contained in the masterplan is $2m The report recommends implementation of the plan be considered within Council’s four year delivery plan supported by State and Federal Government Grant funding.

 



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