Nowra Riverfront Entertainment and Leisure Precinct

The Nowra Riverfront Precinct provides a significant opportunity to shape the future of Nowra and strengthen its role as the civic, community, tourism and recreational hub for the Shoalhaven region.

This page provides information about the implementation of the Nowra Riverfront Leisure and Entertainment Precinct: Strategic Direction Review and Analysis and Proposed Planning Controls Report. Further community consultation and input will be sought as the recommendations are implemented into Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014 and Shoalhaven Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014.

Nowra’s Riverfront Precinct is bound by Scenic Drive to the north, Hawthorn Avenue to the east, Hyam Street and Graham Street to the south and Shoalhaven Street to the west (outlined in blue on the map).

Nowra’s Riverfront Precinct is bound by Scenic Drive to the north, Hawthorn Avenue to the east, Hyam Street and Graham Street to the south and Shoalhaven Street to the west (outlined in blue on the map).


Background

Shoalhaven City Council adopted the Nowra Riverfront Leisure and Entertainment Precinct Strategic Direction and Proposed Planning Controls Report on Tuesday 11 September 2018.

The Strategic Direction and Proposed Planning Controls Report were publicly exhibited in April/May 2018.
The key principles in the Strategic Direction for the Nowra Riverfront Precinct are to:

  • Connect Nowra CBD to the riverfront
  • Revitalise the riverfront
  • Improve open space along the river


Project Objectives

(See p. 55 of the Strategic Direction Report)
The key objectives of the Nowra Riverfront Strategic Direction report are to:

  • Increase safety so that it’s a place that more people want to visit
  • Enhance the open space so that it’s a place where it’s easier to spend more time
  • Improve connections so that it's a place that's easier to find and easier to get around
  • Strengthen the gateway to showcase the attractions and make it easier to access the place
  • Be a catalyst for renewal - encourage investment and development to improve the quality of the place


Next Steps

Council is committed to moving forward with proposed urban design and planning control changes that will enable the redevelopment of this key precinct. In progressing the proposed planning controls, Council will need to consider and respond to the NSW Government's Nowra Bridge project and up to date flood information.

Changes are proposed to Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014 and Shoalhaven Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014 to amend land use zones, the height of buildings and floor space ratios. Separate Planning Proposals and detailed development controls will be prepared to consider these changes and will involve further community consultation. This page will provide regular and up to date information about these next steps.


Further Information

More information about this project is provided in the:

The Nowra Riverfront Precinct provides a significant opportunity to shape the future of Nowra and strengthen its role as the civic, community, tourism and recreational hub for the Shoalhaven region.

This page provides information about the implementation of the Nowra Riverfront Leisure and Entertainment Precinct: Strategic Direction Review and Analysis and Proposed Planning Controls Report. Further community consultation and input will be sought as the recommendations are implemented into Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014 and Shoalhaven Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014.

Nowra’s Riverfront Precinct is bound by Scenic Drive to the north, Hawthorn Avenue to the east, Hyam Street and Graham Street to the south and Shoalhaven Street to the west (outlined in blue on the map).

Nowra’s Riverfront Precinct is bound by Scenic Drive to the north, Hawthorn Avenue to the east, Hyam Street and Graham Street to the south and Shoalhaven Street to the west (outlined in blue on the map).


Background

Shoalhaven City Council adopted the Nowra Riverfront Leisure and Entertainment Precinct Strategic Direction and Proposed Planning Controls Report on Tuesday 11 September 2018.

The Strategic Direction and Proposed Planning Controls Report were publicly exhibited in April/May 2018.
The key principles in the Strategic Direction for the Nowra Riverfront Precinct are to:

  • Connect Nowra CBD to the riverfront
  • Revitalise the riverfront
  • Improve open space along the river


Project Objectives

(See p. 55 of the Strategic Direction Report)
The key objectives of the Nowra Riverfront Strategic Direction report are to:

  • Increase safety so that it’s a place that more people want to visit
  • Enhance the open space so that it’s a place where it’s easier to spend more time
  • Improve connections so that it's a place that's easier to find and easier to get around
  • Strengthen the gateway to showcase the attractions and make it easier to access the place
  • Be a catalyst for renewal - encourage investment and development to improve the quality of the place


Next Steps

Council is committed to moving forward with proposed urban design and planning control changes that will enable the redevelopment of this key precinct. In progressing the proposed planning controls, Council will need to consider and respond to the NSW Government's Nowra Bridge project and up to date flood information.

Changes are proposed to Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014 and Shoalhaven Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014 to amend land use zones, the height of buildings and floor space ratios. Separate Planning Proposals and detailed development controls will be prepared to consider these changes and will involve further community consultation. This page will provide regular and up to date information about these next steps.


Further Information

More information about this project is provided in the:

  • Get Involved Project Page Published

    25 days ago
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    Welcome to Council’s Get Involved Page for Nowra Riverfront Entertainment and Leisure Precinct.

    This page provides updates and information on implementing the proposed planning controls for the Nowra Riverfront area, adopted by Council on 11 September 2018.

    Subscribe for email updates on this project via the stay informed button located on the project page.

    Welcome to Council’s Get Involved Page for Nowra Riverfront Entertainment and Leisure Precinct.

    This page provides updates and information on implementing the proposed planning controls for the Nowra Riverfront area, adopted by Council on 11 September 2018.

    Subscribe for email updates on this project via the stay informed button located on the project page.