Council Endorses Plan For Cape Foreshore
Bass Coast Shire Council endorsed the Cape Paterson Bay Beach Activity Area Master Plan at the December Ordinary Meeting.
Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said the plan provides a vision for a high use area of the Cape Paterson Foreshore.
“It contains a range of infrastructure improvements for this area whilst maintaining and improving its natural values,” Cr Brown said.
“Infrastructure improvements within the plan include the provision of a number of facilities such as pedestrian tracks, a picnic and barbecue facilities, and upgrades of existing car parks.”
The Plan supports the objective of the Wonthaggi Surf Life Saving Club to develop a new clubroom and public facility and improvements to the iconic man-made tidal rock pool.
It also supports nature conservation works through the removal of environmental weeds and revegetation of indigenous plant species and further protection of the Hooded Plover.
Cr Brown said the Plan was developed following public consultation during which the community undertook site walks and provided comment on a draft master plan.
“It was great to see the submissions to the draft plan were received from a large number of both locals and visitors, with varying interests in the foreshore,” Cr Brown said.
“The area is also popular for many families who enjoy beach, water and natural environment.
“I feel Council has achieved an outcome that will provide a balance for all users.”
Council will now work to identify funding for the various infrastructure identified in the plan.