Ventnor Common Pathway Complete


Bass Coast Shire Council has recently completed the upgrade of 640 metres of shared pathway in the Ventnor Common Reserve.

The compacted gravel pathway connects Graydens Road with Ventnor Beach Road.

McHaffie Ward Councillor, Kimberley Brown, said an upgrade of the network of pathways in Ventnor Common was identified in the Ventnor Common and Old Pine Plantation Landscape Masterplan adopted by Council in 2010.

“The new pathway allows pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy the natural bushland setting,” Cr Brown said.

 “Ventnor Common has also experienced a long history of utilisation by horse riders, including members of the Phillip Island Pony Club.

“The Landscape Masterplan therefore designated a network of shared horse riding trails and the recently completed pathway was designed in consultation with the Pony Club.”

Cr Brown said that the pathway project is one of several planned for the Ventnor Common Reserve.

“The Landscape Masterplan also supports the development of a grassed community open space area,” Cr Brown said.

“Works to establish this area are about to commence; however seeding of the grassed area will be conducted in spring this year when weather conditions are more suitable for seed germination.”

For further information on these projects, please contact Council on 1300BCOAST (226 278).