Palmerston is recognised as one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. Over the last few years, Palmerston has seen the development of new suburbs and housing estates such as Johnston, Zuccoli and Durack Heights, the commencement of construction on the new gateway Shopping Centre and the announcement of the Palmerston Regional Hospital.
It is now time to develop the city’s centre to ensure Palmerston’s residents have a city with a vibrant, active and engaging heart. The City of Palmerston has been working hard over the last 12 months on the upgrade of the Palmerston City Centre, with the first stage of Goyder Square completed and Stage 1 to the transform The Boulevard into Palmerston’s new main street scheduled for completion in December.
“On Tuesday night Council approved commencing public consultation on the next stage of the city centre upgrade. Council will be seeking public feedback on the proposed design concept that will develop the public open space of the city centre into a green tropical space, which when completed, will feature the large outdoor video screen, provide an ongoing venue for the Friday night markets and a place for residents to enjoy the city centre in a safe, green and shady environment”, said Mayor Ian Abbott.
Key features of the concept include:
• A continuous open space link from Goyder Square to Water Tower Park
• Tree lined paths for shade and to assist with cooling of the surrounding area
• Open grassed area to support a range of recreational activities
• Zero depth water feature
• Shade structure and performance space
• Outdoor seating area adjacent to Library and the large outdoor video screen
The City of Palmerston is taking an active approach to consultation and will be holding a community information session at the Library community room on 31 October 2014 from 6pm-8pm to coincide with the last Friday night market.
To provide feedback to Council on the design, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 21 November 2014
- Palmerston City Centre Masterplan
- A new layout for the City Centre Open Space
- A new city heart
- A new look for The Boulevard
- A new performance space and city green
- A new space for the markets