Clock dropped from foreshore proposal

A beacon clock proposed for Wynyard foreshore wasdescribed as the “sacrificial lamb” of the foreshore master plan and removed from the design atMonday night’s Waratah-Wynyard Council meeting.
Nanjing Night Net

Council received 206 submissions on the clock, of which the majority were against the construction, a white tower structure with a shelter inbuilt atthe rear intended to link the town and wharf precinct.

“With 206 representations the clock seems to be the sacrificial lamb,” Cr Darren Fairbrother said.

Council’s report said a “number” of the 300 plus submissions were positive about the foreshore rebirth “with the vast majority of these being minus the clock.”

The report said theproposal to install a clockat the entrance of Richard Gutteridge Gardens on the corner of Goldie and Hogg Streets was resisted by most people who provided feedback.

A large number of submissions suggested the landmark would be better placed at Civic Square, a view also held by Deputy MayorMary Duniam.

Cr Duniam said earlier this year that an April community forum on the plan had been largely “anti-clock”.

Council also received 16 submissions suggesting funding would be betterput into the eastern foreshore or other areasand that the plantswere a “waste of money”.

Other changes to the foreshore plan include redesigning the playground in Gutteridge Gardens for all abilities and aright turn lane from Goldie Street into the Yacht Club precinct.

Council will also further investigateCamp Creek flowrates and the creek behavior under flood conditions.

A steering committee will be establishedto assist the council infinalising the foreshore precinct design.

The clock proposed as part of the Wynyard foreshore master plan.

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