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Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on how you use Old Bar Park, and your big ideas for the area.

We will now develop the master plan based on the community's feedback. Once developed, the draft Old Bar Master Plan will go on public exhibition for final community consultation. After the plan has been adopted, we will seek funding to State and Federal governments to implement the plan.

You can read more about the what you told us during the first phase of engagement below.

Learn more about what you told us

What you told us from August - October 2023. This feedback will help us develop the draft master plan.


We heard from Old Bar community members, park users, sporting groups, market enthusiasts, and anyone who uses the area, to find out how they use the area now, and how they want to in the future.

This master plan is currently unfunded, however once developed, the plan will help us seek funding from State and Federal governments to deliver projects identified in the plan.


Please note, we will provide more dates on these timelines when they become available.
  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    16 August - 2 October 2023

    Community consultation open for feedback.

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    Review the feedback

    We will review the community's feedback and develop a draft Old Bar Park Master Plan.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Public exhibition period

    We will go back out to the community for public exhibition with a draft master plan. You will have the opportunity to provide feedback on this plan for 25 working days.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Plan is finalised

    Council adopts the plan

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Seek funding

    Council seeks funding using the Old Bar Park master plan

Get in touch with us

Are you a community group wanting to provide more details, or anyone wanting to learn more about the project? Get in touch with us by emailing

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, the Gathang-speaking people and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who now reside in the MidCoast Council area. We extend our respect to elders past and present, and to all future cultural-knowledge holders.

Contact us


General enquiries - (02)7955 7777

Open Monday - Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (excluding public holidays)

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Our commitments to you

We deliver benefits for our community in a way that adds value and builds trust.

Why we are engaging

We are committed to engaging with our community in a meaningful way to support decision making, plan for projects, and to strengthen our communities.

By inviting your participation, we aim to create a sense of belonging, connection and involvement, and ultimately greater ownership of decisions by the whole community.

Have Your Say is our online tool for dynamic digital community engagement and provides an opportunity to stay informed and share what matters to you.