Clarence City Council is excited to be taking the next step in our long-term, large-scale urban planning project, creating a heart for Clarence city.

On Saturday 2 July we will be advertising a project scope for the development of the City Heart Plan along with the associated Request for Quotation (RFQ) procurement documents in the Mercury.

Council is seeking a multi-disciplinary consulting team with vision to develop a holistic and integrated plan for growth and development in Clarence’s principal activity centre and surrounds.

The project area will include Rosny Park Activity Centre (CBD), Rosny Parkland (formerly the Rosny Park Golf Course), Charles Hand Park, Rosny Farm and Barn, Sheoak Point, Kangaroo Bay, Bellerive village, Clarence City Council chambers and lawns, and part of Warrane.

A City Heart engagement page was launched on ‘Your Say Clarence’ in February 2020, seeking community ideas for the City Heart area.

The ensuing COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the engagement program, however a modified consultation was conducted by consulting firm Timmins Ray, and an outcomes report was provided to council at its December 2020 meeting, where council determined to initiate this expression of interest project.

One of the key goals for the City Heart Plan is to ensure that growth and change in the city is coordinated, and that outcomes are aligned with the community’s long-term needs, aspirations, and goals.

More than just a plan for strategic growth, the City Heart Project is an opportunity for community to share and celebrate Clarence’s unique sense of place and belonging, and create a heart in our city that reflects our unique identity and optimises our spaces to be suit our collective needs.

In May 2021, the Clarence City Council Strategic Plan 2021-2031 was released which included the City Heart Project as a major strategic project.

For more information on the City Heart Project, head to the City Heart project page.