Hervey Bay CBD Urban Renewal Master Plan
The Master Plan is available for download and print below. The document has been split into sections due to its file size.
In early 2014 Council commissioned GHD Pty Ltd to investigate and prepare the Hervey Bay CBD Urban Renewal Master Plan. The Master Plan is an aspirational document – identifying desired outcomes and ambitions for the Pialba Master Plan area.
Following a thorough Master Planning process which included robust public and business related consultation, Council at its Meeting held on 17 June, 2015 adopted the Master Plan.
By 2035, the Hervey Bay CBD area will be an attractive and vibrant centre for Hervey Bay that will contribute to the prosperity, liveability and memorability of the City and the region as a whole.
- Special Residential/Commercial Precinct;
- Civic and Entertainment Precinct;
- Green Heart Precinct;
- Cultural and Education Precinct;
- Core Retail and Commercial Precinct; and
- Mixed Use Residential Precinct.
ACTION/ACTIVITY SUB ACTIONS STATUS TIMEFRAME IMMEDIATE ACTIONS - (0-2 YEARS) Relocation of FCRC Council Administration Centre Undertake a Feasibility Study and identify site In progress January 2016 Education Precinct/Library Area Undertake Plan of Development area including Library/USQ/Transit Centre/Education City/Multi-level carpark/Condy Park/TAFE etc In progress March 2016 Development of the “Green Heart” Precinct
Establish a Working Committee with community stakeholders to develop an open space plan for the Green Heart Precinct
November 2015 Work with the Fraser Coast Military Trail Stakeholder Group to plan the future enhancement of Freedom Park to achieve the objectives of the Hervey Bay CBD Master Plan Not commenced 0-2years Implementation of “Education City” precinct including Transit Centre, Multi-Level Carparking, FCRC Administration Centre Undertake Plan of Development area including Library/USQ/Transit Centre/Education City/Multi-level carpark/Condy Park/TAFE etc As per action # 2 March 2016 Traffic flows and movement Undertake traffic modelling on the three traffic options included in Section 5 of the Master Plan In progress March 2016 Investigate Hunter Street traffic calming and shared zones to achieve links between the shopping centres and mobility corridor In progress March 2016 Establishment of new locality/suburb for CBD Investigate ability to establish the area as its own locality/suburb ie Hervey Bay CBD In progress December 2015 SHORT TERM ACTIONS - (0-5 YEARS) Facilitate development of land west of Main Street for large floorplate commercial uses, mixed-use residential, tourism or retirement accommodation Ensure the planning scheme supports development Ongoing – Private Investment 0-5 years Activation of Torquay Road Laneway as a casual dining and café strip Undertake feasibility and detailed design assessment in conjunction with the building owners. In progress December 2015 Establishment of Eat Street Ensure that any new development in the area facilitates the “Eat Street” concept Ongoing – Private Investment 0-5years Relocation of FCRC Council Administration Centre Relocation of FCRC Hervey Bay Administration Centre to the proposed site Subject to outcome action # 1,2,4 & 5 0-5years Installation of signage or gateway markers to define the CBD Investigate design and cost estimate. In progress as part of other individual projects 0-5 years Development of the “Green Heart” Precinct Implementation of open space plan In progress – Stage 1
Implementation of “Education City” precinct Implement Education Precinct Subject to outcome action # 2,4 & 5 0-5 years Relocation of Transit Centre Implement Transit Centre Subject to outcome action # 2,4 & 5 0-5 years Explore opportunities for improved access and integration Pialba Place Shopping Centre and RSL Club Investigate cyclepath and footpath linkages including mobility corridor. In progress – Private Investment 0-5 years Development of multi-level carparking Implement multi-level carparking Subject to outcome action # 2,4 & 5 0-5 years Investigation and implementation of after hours activities and temporary events Prepare and encourage a community events/ activity program Ongoing 0-5 years Enhancement of connection of Stockland Shopping Centre to CBD via Mobility Corridor Implement any unfinished sections of the mobility corridor between CBD and Stockland Shopping Centre. Completed Embellishment of open space area associated with Tooan Tooan Creek and relocation of skate park Prepare a master plan over the open space area and identify alternative suitable location for an enhanced skate park as part of youth precinct. To be progress as part of Esplanade Tourist Hervey Bay Precinct Master Plan Project 0-5 years Identifying additional connectivity to the Mobility Corridor from Main Street to Hunter Street Liaise with property owner to ensure future development of this site includes appropriate linkage to Main Street. Ongoing – Private Investment 0-5 years Investigate opportunities for activation of Main Street façade of Pialba Place Shopping Centre Investigate options of footpath widening to allow small window stall type uses. (refer to traffic flow and movement outcomes as part of streetscape improvements). In progress – part of CBD traffic modelling March 2016 Development south of Old Maryborough Road between Main Street and Hunter Street to be higher density mixed use residential Ensure Fraser Coast Town Planning Scheme facilitates this type of development Ongoing – Private Investment 0-5 years Relocation of Skate Park Identify an alternative suitable location for an enhanced Skate Park as part of the youth precinct. Complete – Location identified within the Pialba Precinct of Hervey Bay Esplanade Tourist Precinct Masterplan October 2015 Review Fraser Coast Planning Scheme to reflect and facilitates the adopted master plan Review Fraser Coast Town Planning Scheme to reflect the master plan Ongoing 0-5 years Development of an Urban Art Program Include urban art items within the Master Planning for the Green Space area and planning for each of the Master Plan’s precincts In Progress – Part of City Park Masterplan In progress Ensure the CBD has high speed internet connection Investigation potential for expanding Widelinx network within CBD Completed – Infrastructure available. Connection available through Widelinx MEDIUM TERM ACTIONS (5-10 YEARS) Traffic flows and movement Implement preferred traffic flow and streetscape outcomes. Subject to outcome action # 2,4 & 5 5-10 years LONG TERM ACTIONS (10-20 YEARS) Investigation into activation of tenancies fronting Main Street and backing onto Mobility Corridor Undertake a design assessment of what opportunities are available for activation of this area. Subject to outcome action # 2,4 & 5