Key points

CAIRNS STREET / FORESHORE AREA / TREGEA STREET

1. Cairns Street stays the same - two-way traffic and no loss of car parks on the foreshore.

2. The foreshore area will be landscaped to include a natural amphitheatre opposite 12 Rocks Cafe. 

3. New forecourt feature in front of the Surf Club with a pathway to the Campbell’s Creek Swing Bridge to run behind the building.  

4. Tregea Street will gain seven car parks. Angled parking will remain.

LORD STREET

1. Decking will be extended under the Norfolk pines on Lord Street to allow more space to sit, eat and view the bay, while protecting the vegetation.

2. Pathways, decking, pedestrian crossings, trees and street furniture will all be upgraded (finer details e.g. materials, species and designs to be confirmed at later planning stages).

3. The Lord Street / Cairns Street roundabout will be replaced with clear pedestrian crossings.

4. Buses will be directed down Morris Street, to park in Lord Street next to the Parks Victoria office. From here passengers can access the new toilets at the Public Purpose Reserve and will be channelled down Lord Street. 

5. Lord Street will be pedestrianised and safer, creating an environment that encourages people to walk more. Vehicle movement will slow and the town centre will be ideal for people to peruse the shops, cafes and restaurants on their way to the beach and foreshore area. 

6. All car parks along central Lord Street will be converted to parallel. Some parking will be timed 15-30 minutes to guide day visitors to other areas and allow locals to grab their mail, bread and milk. The conversion to parallel means there will be a loss of 11 car parks in central Lord Street, but still offer 74.

7. There will be a loss of three car parks in the Fisherman’s Car Park.

TOP OF TOWN

1. The roundabout at the top of Morris Street will be replaced with a turn-off to the Old Great Ocean Road. This will encourage visitors to access the town centre via Morris Street.

2. An upper Cairns Street car park (24 parks) will encourage day visitors to ‘Park and Walk’ into the town centre via the headland. The short walk will be part of the future ‘Twelve Apostles Trail’ and will include coastal lookouts before walking down past The Point and getting that sense of arrival upon seeing Port Campbell bay. The upper Cairns car park is designed to be used by visitors from the Twelve Apostles with directional signage placed at the eastern entrance to Port Campbell, encouraging people to walk and reducing congestion in the town centre.

3. Long vehicle car parking (12 parks) will cater for buses and caravans.

4. A surfer’s viewing car park will allow locals to continue to check the surf from that clifftop point.

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