Cape Paterson,

Cape Paterson Foreshore Concept Out For Community Comment

Bass Coast Shire Council is seeking community input on the draft Cape Paterson Bay Beach Precinct Masterplan.

“The masterplan is important, as it provides a vision for the Cape Paterson Foreshore. Once adopted by Council, with our partners we use this masterplan to seek funding for the various projects,” said Hannah Duncan-Jones, Planning and Environment Director.

“Development of the draft has been informed by input from key users of the foreshore including Cape Paterson Residents and Ratepayers Association, Cape Paterson Coast Action and the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club. It contains 30 different improvement options for the Bay Beach area of the Cape Paterson Foreshore and we want to hear from the community what they think. Are these improvement options what they want? If so, which ones are more important? If we were successful in obtaining funding, which one would they like to see implemented first?”

Ms Duncan-Jones said the draft plan is being released to the public over the busy summer holiday period in order to get as much feedback as possible.

“The masterplan deals with things such as the boat ramp, the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club facilities, the existing car parks, pedestrian access points, including the provision of beach access for people with limited mobility,” Ms Duncan-Jones said.

“On Friday 10 January, Council will hold a walk through the areas covered in the plan, so people can fully understqand the concepts before finalising their submissions. The walk will commence at 10.00am. Anyone interested in taking part should register with Council’s Environment Team on on 1300 BCOAST (226 278).”

Copies of the draft masterplan are available from Council’s website at, by calling Council’s Environment Team or by visiting a Council Customer Service Centre.  Submissions must be made in writing and contain the name and contact details of the person making the submission, and must be received by Council by Friday, 14 February 2014.