Workshops launched to gauge ideas on future of Western Harbour

September 23 2021
Workshops launched to gauge ideas on future of Western Harbour

Conversations about the future of Western Harbour have been brought to the fore again, after the council launched a new engagement programme in September.

It hopes to initiate a citywide conversation about people's hopes and aspirations for the controversial redevelopment of the area centred around Cumberland Basin.

At the time of printing, a series of engagement activities were due to be held across the city, including an event at Riverside Garden Centre on September 25.

When initial plans to redevelop Cumberland Basin were floated in 2019, it threatened the future of the  Southville garden centre. But many rallied behind the business and called for it to be protected.

A new 'Harbour Hopes' website and social media feed have been launched as part of the programme, which include an interactive map for local people to leave comments with ideas.

All feedback collated from the programme will be considered in workshops led by the design teams, which will then feed into a 'vision' for Western Harbour.

The vision will in turn help to shape the brief for a detailed long-term masterplan for the area.  Further engagement will take place in 2022 as the masterplan emerges. 

To find out about up and coming events, and news please visit Harbour Hopes website,, and follow @HarbourHopes and #HarbourHopes on Instagram.