At next Tuesday's Council meeting the councillors will be asked to give their endorsement for public exhibition of the draft Batemans Bay Waterfront Masterplan and Activation Strategy.
Council engaged a specialist tourism planning and urban design consultant to identify opportunities to activate the Batemans Bay waterfront. The report to councillors says that the Masterplan and Activation Strategy 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. The draft Plan includes actions for: • Youth Central • Pedestrian wayfinding and interpretation • Waterfront Square • Waterfront activation • A people and activity focussed Clyde Street • A connected waterfront with a widened pathway, upgraded lighting, improved landscaping and accessibility to water • Marine infrastructure to support the growth of marine based tourism including cruises, kayaks, sea planes, recreational boaters and diving and fishing charter operations • Review polices and processes to make activation easier and encourage more people to do business and live in Batemans Bay It is recommended that the draft Strategy be placed on public exhibition for 28 days in accordance with Council’s Community Engagement Framework and Participation Plan. The draft Plan would only be available on Council’s website due to the current implications of COVID-19. Peruse the draft Strategy HERE