Kilcunda Foreshore Management Plan out for community comment


With the help of the community, Bass Coast Shire Council wants to conserve and enhance what the community values about the Kilcunda Foreshore.

Council engaged with users of the foreshore, including community groups and the broader community, in August and September to gain input into the draft Kilcunda Foreshore Management Plan. The draft document has now been completed and requires further comment.

The draft Management Plan identifies what the community values about the foreshore and the main issues associated with managing the reserve. It also provides a number of actions in order to ensure that the community values are conserved and enhanced.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said the Management Plan provides an important vision for the Kilcunda Foreshore.

“Once adopted by Council, we can use this plan, with our partners, to seek funding for the various projects,” said Cr Brown.

“The draft Plan deals with issues including providing or improving public infrastructure, such as beach access, undertaking revegetation works and weed and rabbit control, and protecting cultural heritage and historic values.”

The draft Plan is available online and will be open for comment until the end of November. Members of the community are encouraged to review the draft Plan and provide feedback.

Copies of the draft Management Plan are available from Council’s website at, by calling Council’s Environment Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211, or by visiting a Council Customer Service Centre.

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, 30 November 2015.

Submissions can be sent to or Sustainable Environment Team, PO Box 118, Wonthaggi, 3995.

Council will directly contact all groups and community members that have been involved in developing the draft Plan to seek their input.