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New Gympie Transit Centre – Time to Have Your Say

Council are inviting you to ‘Have Your Say’ on two exciting new Concept Designs aimed at continuing the revitalisation of the Gympie Town Centre.

These long-term transformational Town Centre Revitalisation Strategy projects include a future Gympie Town Centre Transit Facility and a Mary Street Pedestrian Plaza.

Mayor Mick Curran said “These projects were identified as key components of an overall Nelson Reserve Memorial Park Master Plan that was previously endorsed by Council.

“The underlying intent of the Master Plan is to support the revitalisation of the Town Centre by facilitating economic development and tourism, thereby attracting people to live, work, play, visit and invest in the Region and the Town Centre.” he said.

The Transit Facility project will provide a vital enhancement to one of the Region’s key bus/coach stops and will deliver a future central hub for the local bus network.

The site is located between Monkland Street, River Road and Jaycee Way, adjacent to Nelson Reserve and Memorial Park. It is proposed that the site will also accommodate additional vehicle parking, RV parking, taxi services and visitor amenities.

The proposed Mary Street Pedestrian Plaza will also deliver strong connections (physically and visually) between the future Town Centre Transit Facility and Mary Street, adjacent to Memorial Lane.

The plaza will provide welcoming and shaded space which incorporates retail uses to assist in activation, a pedestrian spine to direct pedestrian flow and link to transit and parking areas, community event space and passive seating areas/break out space.

Draft Concept Designs have now been prepared for each location and Council are seeking community feedback to refine the concepts and identify priorities for each project.

The community engagement period is open until to 5 April 2017 and the draft Concept Design Reports will be on display at all of Council’s customer contact points and on Council’s website.

Have Your Say’ on these and other important projects for our region.