Port Campbell plan to benefit everyone

Published on 11 January 2018

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The public are invited to help ensure the Port Campbell is set up for a rewarding future.

Mayor Jo Beard invited residents and other stakeholders to give their opinions on the Port Campbell Town Centre Project draft concept design which is on public exhibition until Monday 12 February.

“It’s really important that local community members speak up because the work being planned is meant to improve the look, feel and function of the town centre for both residents and visitors, so we need their input,” Cr Beard said.

“We held a public information session on the project at the Arts Space on Tuesday (9 January) and about 60 people made the most of the opportunity to share their opinions with council staff and design specialists.

“The aim is to highlight the character and personality of Port Campbell as the heart of the Shipwreck Coast and encourages investment through better connections to the Twelve Apostles and the Port Campbell National Park.” 

Cr Beard emphasised that there was still plenty of time for community members to have input into the decision-making process.

“The plans on display aren’t set in stone. This is only stage one of the project and people have until Monday 12 February to tell us what they think before we move on to the next stage.

“We want the end result to benefit everybody so it is important that people tell us what they think will work and what won’t so we can take it into account before the final plans are made.”

Council has commenced preliminary consultation and engagement, as well as the design works for the project, but requires a significant investment to allow the project to be delivered and reach its full potential.

The draft concept designs are on exhibition here, at the Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre, Port Campbell Shopping, and the Parks Victoria office, and at Corangamite Shire Council, Civic Centre, 181 Manifold Street, Camperdown.

Feedback forms are available at those locations and can be dropped in the collection boxes there or mailed to Council, or filled out here.

The project builds on the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan and the Port Campbell Community Plan, aiming to strengthen and improve the function and amenity of Port Campbell’s town centre.