Wearing Street Aquatic and Arts Precinct

Project update

Community engagement on the draft Wearing Street Aquatic and Arts precinct concept plan was conducted during May/June 2018. The outcomes were presented to Council’s Strategic Direction Committee on 4 September 2018 which resolved to undertake further targeted engagement and to revise the Wearing Street Aquatic and Arts precinct concept plan accordingly.

The community feedback was used to further investigate potential enhancements and revise the concept plan in consultation with key user groups.

The revised concept plan was presented to Council’s Strategic Directions Committee meeting on 2 July 2019 where approval was granted to progress detailed design and construction (with further consideration to increasing beach width and ramp access).

Next steps

Progress of the project is subject to the outcome of a Section 23 application under the Aboriginal Heritage Act, external funding and transfer of state government owned land, at no cost to council.

On 16 July 2019 Council resolved that the portion of state government land at the corner of Wearing and Mann Street containing a grove of Casuarina Glauca plants is to be excluded from this project and will remain under state government ownership.

Interest in a commercial operation will also be explored as part of this project.

Project update

Community engagement on the draft Wearing Street Aquatic and Arts precinct concept plan was conducted during May/June 2018. The outcomes were presented to Council’s Strategic Direction Committee on 4 September 2018 which resolved to undertake further targeted engagement and to revise the Wearing Street Aquatic and Arts precinct concept plan accordingly.

The community feedback was used to further investigate potential enhancements and revise the concept plan in consultation with key user groups.

The revised concept plan was presented to Council’s Strategic Directions Committee meeting on 2 July 2019 where approval was granted to progress detailed design and construction (with further consideration to increasing beach width and ramp access).

Next steps

Progress of the project is subject to the outcome of a Section 23 application under the Aboriginal Heritage Act, external funding and transfer of state government owned land, at no cost to council.

On 16 July 2019 Council resolved that the portion of state government land at the corner of Wearing and Mann Street containing a grove of Casuarina Glauca plants is to be excluded from this project and will remain under state government ownership.

Interest in a commercial operation will also be explored as part of this project.