Gordon Cultural and Civic Hub

Gordon Cultural Hub

The Gordon Cultural and Civic Hub remains active as part of the longer term plan to activate all Ku-ring-gai’s local centres.

These include Lindfield, Turramurra, St Ives, Pymble, Roseville and Gordon.

Revitalisation of these centres has been identified as a long-term goal in the Council’s Community Strategic Plan.

It’s also included in the Delivery Program which sets out the Council’s budgets and actions for each financial year for the next four years.

Although the Gordon Hub project is currently deferred, there are several other projects that are ongoing in the area to assist in revitalising the centre:

  • In August 2019 Council consulted Gordon residents and business owners about the idea of converting St Johns Avenue and surrounding streets into a pedestrianised area with outdoor dining – an ‘eat street’ as it’s more commonly known.
    A 'pop-up' event was held on 23 and 24 August which involved removing parking from one side of the street and creating a temporary 'parklet'. The idea has been well received, with several hundred people completing surveys.
    Click here for more information about this project.
  • Council has also introduced a more intensive regime of street cleaning and installing new bins to generate more civic pride in Gordon. This is working well to reduce litter and increase cleanliness in high traffic areas.
  • In August and September 2019 the Council publicly exhibited its draft report into Creative Facilities in Ku-ring-gai part of which considers cultural facilities suitable for Gordon.
    Click here for more information about this project.
    The report is the result of consultation with the creative industries, residents and others with an interest in the arts.
    Public feedback on the Creative Facilities Report will be used to guide the design of the future Gordon Cultural & Civic Hub, once work recommences on the project.
  • Council completed an upgrade in late 2018 of Annie Forsyth Wyatt Garden located adjacent to the Gordon Bus Interchange on Henry Street.
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  • Gordon Recreation Ground Landscape Masterplan was completed in 2018 and identifies priorities for improvement works to the park over the next 10 years.
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For further information please refer to the Activate Gordon background information below.

Activate Gordon background information

Ku-ring-gai Community Research Report June 2014 (pdf. 3MB)

Ku-ring-gai Community Facilities Strategy 2014 (pdf. 4MB)

Council Chambers Conservation Management Plan 2012 (pdf. 16MB)

Geotechnical Report (pdf. 4MB)

Site Contamination Report (pdf. 7MB)

Traffic and Transport Working Paper (pdf. 1MB)

Cultural Needs analysis report (pdf. 5MB)

View report to Council meeting 15 December 2015 GB Item 10 - Gordon Civic and Cultural Hub - update report Dec 2015

View report to Council meeting 9 February 2016 GB Item 9 - Gordon Civic and Cultural hub - update report Feb 2016

View report to Council meeting 22 November 2016 Item 10 - Gordon Civic and Cultural Hub - Gordon Master Plan Update

Contact us

If you have any other enquiries about Activate Gordon not answered by this web page please contact Bill Royal, Team Leader Urban Design on 9424 0946.