Will parking availability be increased?

Clarence Valley Council and NSW TAFE will provide additional car parking including additional mobility restricted spots on site. Council has requirements for parking associated with all community builds and any development would adhere to these. Council has budgeted $50,000 for a detailed design for the parking behind the TAFE in this financial year and has allocated funds once this is complete, along with a TAFE contribution, to formalise at least half the carparks. The carpark will be constructed to prevent use by skaters.  Please refer to preliminary draft concept designs in the Documents section for more detail.  

Parking is always an issue with any new development. As can be seen from the concept, parking is considered but nothing comes for free. TAFE, NSW Health and CVC are working together to plan for the 'next stage' of parking. An extension is expected in the next year but it still requires some discussion.

In the meantime, there is flat, unformalise,  parking available behind the TAFE. This will cater for the short peak periods experienced across the precinct. 

One of the challenges in the discussion, is making sure the new road arrangements will suit the future development. It would be a bad outcome if the work done now would need to be changed, due to future improvements. There also needs to be community input noted and added to the design features - it is a challenging mix.


How will pedestrian access through the site be affected?

Pedestrian access through the site will continue to be unrestricted. However, vehicular through traffic will not be possible through to Lady Nelson and Parkview Crescent.

When is the Yamba Community Precinct happening?

Elements of the Precinct have started, with the TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre construction underway.  The re-development of Treelands Drive Community Centre, Yamba Library and Clarence Meals, is subject to successful grant funding from NSW State Government.  If Clarence Valley Council is unable to secure grant funding, the re-development will not come into fruition.

If a grant to redevelop the Community Centre were successful, what would happen to existing groups and service providers using Treelands Drive Community Centre?

Appropriate alternative venue space will be provided at either Wooli Street Hall and/or surrounding venues, so no groups will be interrupted.  The cost of this inconvenience will be at Council's expense.

What TAFE NSW courses will be available to study?

TAFE NSW will determine what courses will be offered at Yamba.  However, First Aid, Early Childhood and Aged Care are strong possibilities.  For more information please contact TAFE NSW North Coast on 131 601.

How will the privacy of residents on boundaries of the Precinct be addressed?

TAFE NSW and Clarence Valley Council will provide privacy screening fences of increased height and complementary planting of flora in consideration of residents.

How long will the construction of TAFE NSW's Connected Learning Centre take?

Construction of the TAFE NSW's Connected Learning Centre started in late July 2018 and is due to be completed in December 2018 and ready for operation February 2019.