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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Help build a better Batemans Bay

Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes is calling on Batemans Bay residents and business owners to help Council develop a shared vision for the Batemans Bay town centre.

Council is hosting a pop-up shop in the Village Centre at Batemans Bay from 29 March to 1 April to encourage the community to share their aspirations for the town’s future, and Clr Innes said she wants residents and businesses to get involved now.

“My message to the Batemans Bay community is that you’ve never had a more engaged council and this is your opportunity to stamp your vision on our town. Don’t miss it.”

The pop-up sessions next week follow a series of village meetings organised by the Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce last year and a preliminary visioning workshop with business owners, land owners and community members in December.

Once endorsed by Council, the vision will be presented in the form of a prospectus to encourage investment and guide development.

Mayor Innes said that as Eurobodalla’s principal commercial centre, it was critical Batemans Bay functioned well, was open for business and was an attractive place to visit.

“We want to create a place that people are proud to live in, that is thriving and diverse - a place that endures into the future,” she said.

“If you’ve ever had ideas on how you would like to see Batemans Bay improved, now is the time to have your say.”

Several designs for Batemans Bay’s public spaces prepared by Monash University Design Studio architecture students will be on display at the pop-up shop. The students’ work was not commissioned by Council but was kindly provided for display to help generate ideas.

Council is also using the pop-up sessions as an opportunity to get ideas from residents for the words to be engraved in new decorative totems for the Orient Street streetscaping work, similar to those in Clyde Street.

The Batemans Bay Vision and Growth Project pop-up shop will be at the Village Centre in Shop 8A, beside Georgie’s Fine Jewellery, on Wednesday 29 March, 9am to noon, Thursday 30 March, 4pm to 7pm, Friday 31 March, 11am to 2pm, and Saturday 1 April, 9am to 1pm.

Those unable to attend can send their vision ideas to The General Manager, PO Box 99, Moruya NSW 2537 by 14 April 2017.

For more information visit and search for ‘Batemans Bay Vision and Growth Project’. Media Release

Above: Monash University architecture students created this concept design for the area behind the bowling club site as part of their studies, following a visit to Batemans Bay last year. The designs are on display from next week at Council’s Batemans Bay vision project pop-up shop as inspiration for residents to share their ideas for the town’s future.

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