A waterfall will again become a feature at Mrs York's Garden following the adoption of a plan to guide the garden's development.
A waterfall was an important part of Bertha York's original garden.
Community group Friends of Mrs York's Garden strongly supports the addition of a waterfall to the recreated garden.
The group's president, Dianne Davison, said the main section of the waterfall, which was still there today, would be used and embellished.
She stressed the importance of the waterfall restoration using the existing spillway, given the spillway was one of only two pieces remaining from the original garden.
Mrs Davison said the ability to move on with a second picnic shelter was also very exciting as the first shelter was very popular.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council adopted the amended Mrs York's Garden Master Plan at its March meeting and thanked those who made submissions.
The amended plan reflects the feedback received from the exhibition period.
Other master plan features include improvements at Allman Hill, a viewing platform along Clarence Street, upgrading the stone seat track to a boardwalk, two tiers of terracing, footpath upgrades and connections, and seating and shade structure.
Cr Geoff Hawkins said the Friends of Mrs York's Garden volunteers were doing a great job and the council staff worked well with them in every way.
Cr Mike Cusato agreed a great group of people looked after Mrs York's Garden.
Friends of Mrs York's Garden has the green light to move on with the future garden improvements thanks to the master plan's adoption.
They are looking into fundraising and grant applications to move ahead with the projects.
The group is a Return and Earn Scheme donation partner through the Growers Market reverse vending machine until May 26 and encourages community members to support them with this fundraising.
Meanwhile, the council asked general manager Craig Swift-McNair to refer to the Town Centre Master Plan Sub-Committee to investigate high-level conceptual options for reconfiguration of pedestrian access on the northern side of Stewart Street between Grant Street and Lord Street.
That would incorporate an upgraded walkway on the northern side of the road while maximising on-road parking opportunities and emphasising pedestrian safety.
The master plan was adopted with no additional Norfolk Island pine plantings along Stewart Street.
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