Capturing community vision for Kilcunda foreshore


Bass Coast Shire Council is seeking community input for the development of the Kilcunda Foreshore Master Plan.

The Master Plan will provide a vision and strategic direction for the future management of the Kilcunda foreshore. This includes most of the land located south of Bass Highway at Kilcunda, such as the beaches, bushland, foreshore public facilities and the rail trail.

Anderson Ward Councillor, Bradley Drew, said Council wants to talk with the community to find out what they value about the Kilcunda foreshore.

“We also want to learn about improvements that could be made along the Kilcunda foreshore,” Cr Drew said.

Council is holding a community conversation session at the Kilcunda Hall on Saturday, 5 September between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

Cr Drew said that the session is designed so that members of the community can come along and have face-to-face conversations with Council representatives about the Kilcunda foreshore.

“There is no need to book; just come along at any time between 10.30am and 12.30pm,” Cr Drew commented.

“Council will be holding separate meetings with key stakeholder groups with an interest in the Kilcunda foreshore. There are a range of clubs and volunteer groups who have a special interest in the area, and some of these groups currently help look after the foreshore through valuable works, such as conservation initiatives. Others organise and run important community events at the foreshore, such as the Kilcunda Lobster Festival. It is important that these groups also have a say in the management of this area.”

Cr Drew said information collected during this initial stage of consultation will be used to develop a draft Master Plan, which will then be presented to the community seeking further comment.

“Once the plan is adopted by Council, with our partners, we will use it to seek funding for various projects detailed in the final document.”

If you require any further information about the project, please contact Council’s Coordinator Coast and Bushland Management, Derek Hibbert, on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.