Bass Coast,

Concept plans released for Sunset Strip upgrade

Bass Coast Shire Council is continuing work on the Sunset Strip Road and Drainage Upgrade, with concept designs and estimated costs provided to property owners this week.

Council has provided seven different concepts for property owners to consider, with a community workshop to be held later this month for further discussions.

McHaffie Ward Councillor, Kimberley Brown, said feedback collected from residents had been considered in the development of the designs.

“We have listened to the community’s feedback and, as a result, have prepared a number of concept design options with cost estimates for consideration,” Cr Brown said.

“Feedback and preferences we receive from Sunset Strip property owners will help inform Council’s decision when selecting a design.”

Should Council decide to fund the works through a user pays charge, cost estimates have also been provided to property owners for the four main concept designs; three of which include options with and without a footpath.

The four main options are:

  • Drainage only
  • Roads (Sunset Drive, Panorama Drive, Bermagui Crescent, Happy Valley Road and the service roads along Back Beach Road and Phillip Island Road) and drainage, with or without a footpath
  • All roads and drainage, with the drainage component consisting of a combination of piped drainage and swales, with or without a footpath (as per community feedback)
  • Roads (all roads) and drainage. The drainage component will consist of a combination of piped drainage and swales, with or without a footpath (as per community feedback)

Property owners have been provided with estimated costs for their property for all options, as well as cross section drawings and layouts of the plans.

All affected residents are invited to attend the facilitated community workshop at the Rhyll Hall from 10.00am on Saturday, 19 March. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the Infrastructure Delivery Team on (03) 5671 2734 or emailing

Following this community session, Council will send property owners a questionnaire, providing them with an opportunity to indicate which concept design option they would prefer if Council decides to proceed with the project.

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