Council to consider proposal for small-scale building at Toronto.

A proposal for a small-scale boutique commercial and hospitality venue near Toronto’s foreshore in Lake Macquarie will be considered by Council next week, following community consultation in August.

The Council report summarises the feedback from community consultation completed last month, which focused on the community’s sentiment towards a concept for a small-scale food or beverage offering on the Bath Street site.

Council’s Manager Property and Business Development David Antcliff said a total of 420 responses were received as part of the consultation process and most were supportive of the Proposal.

Delivery of a small-scale commercial offering combined with improved pedestrian access across the site will improve the site immensely,” Mr Antcliff said.

There is an opportunity for the small-scale building to cater for several options, from functions to recreational equipment hire, with the ability to adapt as the community’s needs evolve.

If the recommendation is endorsed by Council on Monday night, we will begin developing detailed designs and continue to consult the community as the design progresses, in conjunction with the Toronto Foreshore Master Plan.”

Monday’s Council report follows 12-months of review for the Bath Street site, which has seen the location assessed against the four pillars of Council’s Sustainability Policy and a review of the organisation’s property portfolio.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said “We know this location is really important for people in Toronto, so it’s pleasing to see people’s feedback and support for the concept of a small-scale development on this site.”

Community consultation has influenced the proposal for this site. It shows we are listening to the community and it will be essential that we continue this dialogue as the process progresses.”

View the Council report at www.lakemac.com.au