Revitalising Nowra CBD – Following consideration by the Nowra CBD Action Committee, Council endorsed the Nowra CBD Revitalisation Strategy in June. The Strategy is multi-facetted and recognises that a collaborative approach between Council, businesses and the community is needed to continue to revitalise, activate and grow the Nowra CBD.
More information on priority outcomes of the Strategy, including further community participation, will be announced by Council in the future.
An upgrade to Egan Lane Park was identified in the Nowra CBD Master Plan and subsequent Nowra CBD Revitalization Strategy that Council has developed in consultation with Nowra CBD Action. The Park upgrade works commenced in September 2014 with stage one works completed in December 2014.
A concept plan of the Egans Lane Park upgrade is shown in the attached link. The Park upgrade provides an alternative modern civic space in Nowra (to supplement Junction Court) and continues to build on current Nowra CBD works in Berry Street.
The Nowra CBD Façade Improvement Financial Assistance Program is part of the overall Nowra CBD Revitalisation Strategy. The aim of the program is to encourage building and business owners to enhance the appearance of their façades through financial assistance.
Improving façades has been found to positively influence the perception of a place and encourage overall improvement in a CBD’s economy, social and cultural environment, and safety. These guidelines recognise the program area as highly utilised for pedestrian movement and allows building and business owners to apply to receive financial assistance for labour and materials to improve their façades.
Application are open for round 3 2016/17 fy.
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