Phillip Island,
17
September
2015
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06:51
Australia/Melbourne

Input wanted for proposed Saltwater Creek pathway

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Bass Coast Shire Council is asking the community to have input on a proposed shared pathway to link Cowes and Ventnor through the Saltwater Creek Reserve.

As a valuable waterway and coastal habitat between the two towns on Phillip Island’s northern shoreline, Council wants to protect the environment, whilst also enabling people to visit and enjoy the Reserve.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said the local community has been involved in a long discussion with Council about the best way to link the townships and beach, protect the coastal habitat, and provide a recreational experience at Saltwater Creek.

“We are now asking for community input to finalise this conversation,” Cr Brown said.

“It is hoped that the community can help to define a new pathway that will provide linkages, and opportunities for recreation and environmental appreciation.”

During September, ECube Australia will be talking to community groups, landowners, visitors and the public about a pathway for the Saltwater Creek area, including where it could be located and areas that should be avoided or protected.

Community members can drop in and talk to the ECube team at the Woolworths Shopping Centre, 117-133 Thompson Ave, Cowes between 10.00am and 4.00pm on Saturday, 26 September.

If yourself or your community group would like to be involved in the Saltwater Creek conversation, but can’t attend the drop in session, please call Anna Kilborn from ECube, on 0409 071063, email the team at ecube@westnet.com.au or post your ideas to Post us your ideas to ECube Australia, PO Box 207, Inverloch. Vic. 3996 by 5 October 2015.

More information is available from www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/saltwater.