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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Batemans Bay Waterfront Masterplan and Activation Strategy- emerging ideas and concepts

In August 2019 Council hosted three walk and talk sessions for community members to share their ideas about possibilities for the Batemans Bay waterfront that would encourage more people to come to the Batemans Bay waterfront more often and for longer. 

Council and specialist tourism planning and urban design consultants (Inspiring Place) asked a range of stakeholders about their ideas to encourage more locals and visitors to enjoy the waterfront in Batemans Bay more often and for longer. Council are advising by mailout: "We are identifying opportunities to activate the waterfront through the enhancement of public spaces, establishing a framework for quality urban design and built form, establishing activities and uses that facilitate greater place-making, and increasing movement and recreation opportunities to and on the waterfront. "The project is an outcome of several State and Council strategic documents which identify the need to reinforce Batemans Bay as a key regional centre and marine tourism hub. It will also build on and integrate with the opportunities created by the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement and associated works to the foreshore area." 

Learn more of the emerging ideas HERE and have your say. Submissions are due by 29 November 2019. Council also met with businesses, landowners, recreation groups and other stakeholder groups to discuss ideas from their perspective. Options, ideas and concepts that emerged from the feedback have been assembled

Council invites the community to visit the Francis Guy Building (5 Clyde Street) Batemans Bay any time between 9am-4pm on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November 2019 to discuss the emerging concepts with Council staff and specialists from Inspiring Place.

Can't Make it? The Emerging ideas have been assembled into a draft document that you can read in full HERE

Have your say about the ideas and options that emerged from that feedback.

Submissions are due by 29 November 2019.


NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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