West Wallsend could soon host new cycleways and leafier streets under a new Master Plan.
The draft West Wallsend Master Plan, consisting of a Heritage Management Strategy, draft Streetscape Master Plan and Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan is now on public exhibition.
Lake Macquarie City Council Principal Strategic Planner Iain Moore said the plan aimed to revitalise public spaces in West Wallsend’s town centre while preserving its heritage significance.
“West Wallsend is unique in Lake Macquarie for its location, its concentration of heritage buildings and its importance in our region’s mining history,” Mr Moore said.
“Capitalising on these attributes will help the suburb thrive in years to come.”
Council was awarded a $100,000 NSW Government grant in 2018 under its Heritage Near Me program to help develop the Master Plan.
“The West Wallsend Master Plan will guide Council’s investment over the next 10-15 years, encouraging private investment by using heritage as a key point of difference,” he said.
“It includes a number of key potential projects to create an improved built environment, including a central community park and facilities, a ‘Golden Mile’ heritage interpretive trail and restored heritage assets.”