What is the Ulverstone History Precinct Review Project?
The Ulverstone History Precinct at 48 Main Street, Ulverstone is a valued feature of the Central Coast area. As home to the Ulverstone History Museum and Research Library and North West Woodcraft Guild, the site showcases important local history information, artefacts and collections, and provides important educational resources to the community.
The Council considered the option to co-locate the Ulverstone Visitor Information Centre with the Ulverstone Museum; creating an opportunity to revitalise how the Precinct is laid out and how it services the cultural needs of the community.
The revitalisation of this area presents an opportunity to explore the future potential uses for this space in order to create a dynamic cultural precinct with facilities for all to enjoy.
To achieve this, the Council sought feedback from key stakeholders, groups and interested community members to create a vision for the site that explores its potential.
To learn more about the consultation activities that informed the project, including viewing the Final Master Plan, click here.
Why WAS the History Museum PRECINCT REVIEWED?
Between 2015-2016, the Council conducted a Visitor Services Review aimed at improving the experience of locals and tourists, and included suggestions for co-location of the Museum and Visitor Information Centre and looked at how both can be more interesting, accessible and attractive.
The Council explored how an upgrade to the Museum and surrounding infrastructure would bring higher quality touring exhibitions for the enjoyment of patrons.
This phase of exploration considered how the Precinct could be revitalised with the inclusion of visitor services, museum, gallery, retail and exhibition space to create a vibrant cultural space for the community and visitors to the region.
A project newsletter containing details about the project and consultation activities is available to download here .
Need more information?
Contact: Chris Fletcher, Social Planning & Development Group Leader on tel. (03) 6429 8950
Michelle Feenan, Director Engagement Plus on 0400 188 373
Email: [email protected]