Port Campbell Town Centre Project

Council has been able to secure over the last few months the remaining $11.6 million which will enable us to move to the next stage of preparing to go out to tender.

The Port Campbell Town Centre project is a step closer to reality, with Council adopting detailed designs at the August meeting. The $15.6 million streetscape is the largest  infrastructure project in Corangamite Shire’s history and the greatest investment Port Campbell has ever seen. Council has allocated $5 million and will now lobby State and Federal Governments to fund the remaining $10.6 million. 

We want to move decisively on this project while the area is quiet to reduce the impact on business. The final plan(PDF, 26MB) incorporates a long list of features requested by the community, including:

  • Timber decking lookout and picnic areas under the Norfolk Pines
  • A wider main road than first planning to cater for professional fishermen
  • 90 degree parking has been retained and foreshore traffic remains two-way
  • Al fresco dining on the foreshore
  • Fisho and surfer’s carpark remains the same
  • New street furniture and bike racks
  • New lawn areas, garden beds and trees
  • Integrated art by Vicki Couzens
  • Bus parking moved to Lord Street, opposite the tennis courts
  • Foreshore amphitheatre
  • More car parks

A big thank you to Port Campbell residents for their input during each stage of the design process. A special thanks to members of the Community Reference Group. 

Images from the adopted design development report are shown below.

Next steps

  • Preparation of tender documents
  • Continued advocacy for project funding
  • Construction (subject to external government funding)