Consultation and engagement activities will be important in reviewing the History Museum site and establishing a future vision.  The purpose of these activities is to generate general awareness of the project, seek ideas and input for compatible uses for the site, and to seek feedback on concepts that are developed as the project progresses.

A range of engagement activities are planned.

What Has Happened So Far?

Community consultation commenced in May 2017 and aimed to determine community interest in the project and the needs of different groups via a range of different engagement options, such as:

  • The establishment of an e-database of interested residents and stakeholders
  • A project newsletter (see link to document below)
  • Direct mail to key groups
  • Paid advertisements in newspapers and social media postings
  • Feedback forms
  • Community Forums were held on Wednesday 24 May and Thursday 25 May
  • A market stall took place the Cradle Coast Farmers Market on Sunday 28 May
  • Briefings and interviews took place with key stakeholders
  • A Community Group was recruited to help guide the project and has met twice; once prior to the commencement of the engagement activities outlined above, and one following – to review the collected information.

Members of the Community Group are as follows:

  • Gena Cantwell
  • Ben Hiscutt
  • Kaye Ling
  • Pat Milburn
  • Luke Mitchell-Collins
  • Wendy Newton
  • Norma Raspin
  • Janice Stanfield
  • Phil Walsh


No final concept or decision has been made yet.  However, the first round of community feedback, from each of the different engagement activities outlined above, has now been collated and summarised, revealing some consistency of vision.  This summary has been provided to Tasmanian architect firm ARTAS to develop the ideas and vision into three Early Concept Designs.

+ A communique with more detail is available here.


ARTAS are currently working to develop the three Early Concept Plans, to provide us with a vision of how the Ulverstone community’s ideas might work for the UHP site.

Throughout August these Early Concept Plans will be presented to the community via consultation events (details below), the Council’s website, social media and static displays at the Council’s customer contact points.

The community will be asked to provide feedback on each of the concepts and suggestions for further refinement.

Review the Project Timeline for details on the next stages of the project here:  Project Timeline

Upcoming Community Consultation Dates and Times

To have your say on the Early Concept Design and the future of the Ulverstone History Precinct site, get involved via any of the following community consultation activities.

Community Forums

Thursday 17 August  6.00pm – 8.00pm
The River Room at the Ulverstone Wharf Precinct (enter via the foyer and not via restaurant)

Friday 18 August  9.00am – 11.00am
The River Room at the Ulverstone Wharf Precinct (enter via the foyer and not via restaurant)

Information and Feedback Stalls

Apex Park Market Stall
Saturday 19 August
9.00am – 12.30pm
Reibey Street, Ulverstone

Cradle Coast Farmers Market Stall
 8.30am – 12.30pm
The Ulverstone Wharf Precinct

Static Displays

Information displays will also be located at the following sites if you are unable to attend one of the consultation sessions listed above:

  • Ulverstone Visitor Information Centre
  • Ulverstone History Museum
  • Central Coast Council Administration Centre

Project Email

If you have a query or information to submit to the Project Team please email  [email protected].

E-Contact Register

If you would like to be kept informed about the Ulverstone History Precinct Review Project, email us at [email protected] and we will keep you on the Contact Database. This means that you will receive any future communication as the project progresses. Your contact details will not be used for any other purpose.

All stakeholders will be notified of their opportunities to share their views through local media, social media, flyers and postcards, the Council’s website or direct mail.

Ulverstone History Precinct Review Consultation Activities Background Project Timeline