Jetty Triangle gets approval from key stakeholders
The development of the Cowes Jetty Triangle and Piazza project, which is currently in the functional design phase, has involved much discussion with key stakeholders and community groups.
The consultant team from ACE Landscaping Services and Tract Landscape Architecture have been working actively with a number of key stakeholder groups discussing elements of the design such as jetty entry, jetty access, vehicle deliveries and emergency vehicle access.
Disability Access key stakeholder Damian Jones, said he was happy that the designs will be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
“It has been great to be involved in the functional design phase of this project,” Damian said.“It’s really important that Council gets access right so that this space can be used by everyone in the community, and welcoming to visitors with limited accessibility.”
Massimo Fumagalli from Isola di Capri echoes Damian’s comments, agreeing that the involvement with Bass Coast Shire Council and ACE Landscaping Services has been great.
“This project will have a big impact on Cowes, and on our Business, so it’s important that we get it right and make sure those directly affected have the chance to discuss the design elements,” Massimo said.
“I am really excited about what the Jetty Triangle will bring to Cowes; I think it will be really positive.”
George Szeitli, General Manager of Phillip Island RSL is also supportive of the Jetty Triangle and Piazza project.
“The Council and the contractor have consulted with us, and from preliminary drawings I’m pleased with the progress and process. I look forward to sharing the plans with our committee,” George said.
The Piazza will be a focal point for key civic events and celebrations, and will provide a community space for all to enjoy. The cenotaph will have a memorial garden, new footpath and poppy terrace with paved areas, and the ANZAC lawn areas will provide a great open social space to hold community events.
Council are committed to hearing from those impacted by the project, to inform the development of the functional design, which will go before Council at the December Ordinary Council Meeting.Included in the function design will be the 19 requirements endorsed by Council in June 2015 as well as feedback received in submissions from the community, and in consultation with the key stakeholders.
The Projects aims to capitalise on the existing features of Cowes foreshore as the town’s meeting place and a family friendly space which promotes social activities and connectivity.The centrepiece of the foreshore precinct will be the Village Green, a versatile grassed common area surrounding the historic cenotaph.