First look at the draft Toronto Foreshore Masterplan

11 Dec 2020

Toronto residents will get their first look at the draft masterplan for the Toronto foreshore as part of further community consultation that will be used to finalise a preferred plan.

The draft masterplan features new boardwalk connections, extended shared pathway, expanded playground and café, a bike hub, new lookout locations, shade pavilion and barbecue facilities, and the integration with the endorsed small-scale building on Bath Street.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser is looking forward to getting the community’s feedback on the proposal for the 5ha foreshore location.

“It’s fantastic to see the draft masterplan for the Toronto foreshore and I’m eager to hear what residents think about the proposed plans. There are some wonderful additions in the plan that will reinvigorate the Toronto foreshore and provide a space for people to enjoy the magnificent lakeside location,” said Cr Fraser.

“It will be a beautiful location to bring the family down for a picnic and play, grab a coffee or a bite to eat, access the lake for sailing and recreation or even to just take a walk along the water’s edge. It will no doubt be great for residents, but I am sure it will also attract more people to the area, which is great for tourism and our local economy.”

This next phase of community consultation is open until Friday 18 December and includes an online survey, as well as two COVIDsafe drop-in sessions at the Rotunda on the foreshore on Thursday 3 and Saturday 5 December.

Council’s Manager Property and Business Development David Antcliff said that this next phase of engagement is really about checking in with the community to ensure we’re on the right track.

“The draft masterplan shares a high-level design of the foreshore and shows people how the different spaces will connect with each other. We have several designs online that will help walk residents through a range of new features and infrastructure,” Mr Antcliff said.

“We’ve listened to what the community would like to see for the Toronto foreshore and used that to design a cohesive yet flexible foreshore experience that celebrates Toronto. I’m looking forward to the feedback which will help us finalise the plan before it is presented to Council recommending exhibition in early 2021.”

The community is encouraged to visit shape.lakemac.com.au/future-toronto before Friday 18 December to complete a short survey and comment on the proposal.

Community drop-in sessions at the Rotunda on the Toronto foreshore:

  • Thursday 3 December, 3-5pm
  • Saturday 5 December, 10am-noon.
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