Consultation for this project has concluded. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.


Hello Wingham!

We're listening and recently considered your extensive feedback from the community to resolve several elements of the draft streetscape concept plan for the Wingham CBD, with the project now to move to detailed design planning.

We'd like to thank the Wingham community for fully engaging in this project to ensure the outcome is one that will enhance Wingham and meet community needs for many years to come.

What’s happening now?

This exhibition period was open until 4:30pm Thursday 27 May 2021.

At the 28 July 2021 Ordinary Meeting, Council resolved some key issues that concerned some residents. This positive outcome now means we’re able to develop detailed design plans for the CBD streetscaping, with the benefit of the feedback we’ve received on the draft plans. Check out the meeting minutes here.

What next?

From here, detailed engineering design plans will be drawn up. Some elements of the masterplan are already funded, some works (like the McCullagh Street car park) are in progress now, and some will be undertaken once the design plans are complete.

Other elements of the Masterplan will be undertaken as funding becomes available.

If you would like further information, please check out our latest media release here or on the right-hand side of this project page.

Engagement Outcomes Report April-May 2021


Background

Feedback received during Council’s ‘Community Conversations’ included a strong call for beautification of Wingham’s CBD area and streets, and so a steering committee was established to develop a local community plan. We also held a workshop with local business representatives and it has helped us prioritise and establish the CBD beautification masterplan, among other Wingham projects and plans.

Between Monday 7 December 2020 and Friday 5 February 2021, an extensive community consultation was undertaken to guide development of Wingham’s CBD Masterplan. Almost 18,000 people were reached via social media, there were two stories covered by local media, and numerous flyers distributed to local businesses. Nine pop-ups were held with 140 people dropping in, and there were 212 responses to the online survey and two submissions.

The Engagement Outcomes Report February 2021 outlines the community’s preferences to set the tone for the beautification, and includes elements such as the Central park wall replacement, the treatment of the intersection of Farquhar and Bent Streets, street tree selections and footpath materials.

Check out the designs below

Before: Before image of Isabella Street Wingham After: Artist impression of after image of Isabella Street Wingham

Outside McKeoughs Betta Electrical, Isabella Street

Before: After:

Outside Bent on Food, Isabella Street

Before: After:

Isabella Street entrance


Check out some more images below

How to share what matters to you

Submissions closed at 4.30pm on Thursday 27 May 2021. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.