Revitalising Gosford’s CBD

As part of Gosford City Council’s efforts to revitalise its CBD, the refurbishment of Mortimer Lane was launched in October, in conjunction with the Gosford City Markets.

The refurbishment featured the installation of a bookshelf on the exterior wall of the Gosford City Library, an outdoor chessboard, seating, and some exterior paintwork to brighten up the area.

There has also been the installation of free wi-fi in Mortimer Lane, with users requiring a password from the Gosford City Library to access the service.
Mayor of Gosford City, Councillor Lawrie McKinna had the honour of making the first move on the newly installed outdoor chessboard and said he was thrilled with how the project had turned out.

“The improvements to Mortimer Lane look fantastic, the work has really brightened this walkway into Kibble Park and William Street Mall.

“This project is part of the ‘Placemaking’ being carried out by the City Centre Development Team to brighten up areas within the CBD.

“The team has been able to create this wonderful new space in Mortimer Lane as well as give William Street Mall new found colour and life with some new paintwork.”

Mayor McKinna said the ‘Placemaking’ team wanted to create an area where people had the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Kibble Park.

“We want to see people coming back into Gosford to enjoy the park, the shops and everything else our city centre has to offer,” said
Cr McKinna.