A detailed analysis of Toronto Foreshore’s character and connectivity has been released to the public to shed more light on Lake Macquarie City Council’s proposed vision for the lakeside precinct.

The independently compiled Draft Urban Design Analysis provides key information that will be used to guide the precinct’s future.

Council’s Principal Projects Officer Bohdan Laforest said the analysis outlined the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the foreshore area, its buildings, topography and vegetation and its connectivity to surrounding streets.

“The Draft Urban Design Analysis, together with feedback received during phase one of our community consultation last year, will inform initial concepts for our Toronto Foreshore Master Plan,” Mr Laforest said.

“We will be seeking input from the community later this year to help develop concept designs for the foreshore, and how it will relate to the adjoining proposed mix-use development.”

Another report has also been released following community requests: a preliminary Environmental Constraints Study.

Mr Laforest said the report compiled in 2017 was part of an initial feasibility study for the proposed development, but no longer accurately reflects the options under investigation.

“Further analysis and community feedback has indicated that options raised in the Environmental Constraints Study were not appropriate solutions,” Mr Laforest said.

“However, Council is releasing the document to maintain transparency and to provide further background on the process of creating our Toronto Foreshore Master Plan.”

The 2019 Draft Urban Design Analysis and 2017 Environmental Constraints Study are both available for download fromshape.lakemac.com.au/future-toronto