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Social spaces to create vibrant town centres

By Central Coast Council
Posted: 29 Mar 2022
Heritage Signage Outside the Chapman Building. Credit central coast coucil
Four Central Coast town centres will come alive this April and May with 'Social Spaces' - a series of pop-up activations aimed at bringing the community together and attracting visitors to Gosford, Wyong, The Entrance and Toukley to create vibrant and engaging spaces.

Council Unit Manager Community and Culture, Glenn Canard said this initiative helps boost local businesses and create vibrant spaces in important town centres this autumn.

"Social Spaces is all about revealing the hidden treasures and spaces of Gosford, Wyong, Toukley and The Entrance and filling them with community events, pop-up dining experiences, school holiday activities and seasonal entertainment," Mr Cannard said.

"There will be two months of exploring amazing local food, kids' activities, roving entertainment and more fun activities from Sunday 10 April until Sunday 29 May."

Program highlights:

  • School holiday activities - petting zoo, laser skirmish, mobile games truck, roving Easter bunny.
  • Pop up dining experiences - if you enjoy great food, great music, festoon lighting, picnic rugs and great company, then you will enjoy Social Spaces' pop-up dining experiences. Bring your friends and family along, enjoy some live entertainment and an array of delicious dinner options offered from local restaurants and businesses in your local town centre. These will be scattered throughout the four town centres in May.
  • Heritage walks - keen to tour on your own terms? There is a self-guided Wyong heritage walk available around the town centre, with signposted stops to help you step back into the shoes of locals in the 19th century. To discover the history of Wyong town centre, there is a downloadable tour guide flyer, featuring information on each point of interest and a handy map and option to listen to the audio tour. These tours will occur in Wyong town centre in May.


Council Administrator, Rik Hart said these initiatives are important to our business communities and locals.

"As we move out of the busy summer period, this initiative will provide continued support to local businesses that are still recovering from the financial impacts of COVID," Mr Hart said.

"Creating social hubs that are alive and buzzing also create memorable and enjoyable experiences for all and enhance the liveability of the Central Coast."

For more information and to check out the Social Spaces program go to here

In addition to the Social Spaces program, Council runs a number of programs and events across the Coast. To learn more visit Council's website to see 'What's On'.

 
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