Inverloch Foreshore: Cuttriss Street Activity Area Plan Released For Community Comment

Bass Coast Shire Council is seeking community comment on the draft Inverloch Foreshore: Cuttriss Street Activity Area Plan Option D.

The plan provides a vision for a popular section of the Inverloch Foreshore located near Cuttriss Street and the Anderson Inlet Angling Club.

Townsend Ward Councillor, Jordan Crugnale, said the plan was initially developed in consultation with the community in 2009 and 2010, and this is an opportunity to check back in with the community prior to final adoption.  The plan will be used by Council and its partners to seek funding for the various projects.

“It contains a range of different improvement options for the Cuttriss Street area of the Inverloch Foreshore including the provision or upgrade of a number of facilities such as beach access ramps, car parking, public toilets and picnic/barbecue facilities,” Cr Crugnale said.

 “The range of activities in this area is indicative of how active we are as a community and how appreciative we are of our stunning inlet surrounds. Walkers, riders, anglers, wind and kite surfers, summer VICSWIM programs for kids are just some examples.

“It is also the beginning of our most popular and renowned walk – the Screw Creek trail to Townsend Bluff.”

Cr Crugnale said it was time to activate this end of town and provide facilities to compliment the varied users and usergroups.

“I ask people to think about how we can best integrate the infrastructure into our natural surrounds, the types of preferred materials, the layout, movement between them and priority order. This could well be a staged project,” Cr Crugnale said.

“We want to know if these are improvement options people want, and if so, which ones are more important. If we were successful in obtaining funding, which one would people like to see implemented first?”

The Inverloch design framework highlights public art, sustainable design and creative community infrastructure as important to our community, and now we have the opportunity to make this happen and bring colour to this part of town.

Copies of the draft plan are available from Council’s website at, by calling Council’s Environment Team or by visiting a Council Customer Service Centre. A survey is also available on Council’s website during this period to provide feedback.

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 Monday, 23 June 2014.