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Batemans Bay Waterfront Master Plan and Activation Strategy

Start: Late 2019

Expected completion: Early 2020

Last updated: February 2020

Latest news

February 2020

  • On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November we invited community members to meet with us on the Batemans Bay waterfront to talk about ideas and emerging concepts. We had some great conversations and received lots of ideas and comments from those who attended.
  • We've put together a summary of the feedback we received in November 2019. The feedback summary as well as the emerging concepts, ideas and options are available here.


The Batemans Bay Masterplan and Activation Strategy aims to identify opportunities to activate the Batemans Bay waterfront. This can be through:

  • enhancing public spaces
  • establishing a framework for quality urban design and built form
  • establishing activities and uses that make the waterfront a place people want to go to and stay longer
  • increasing movement and recreation opportunities to and on the waterfront.

The Strategy will focus on the waterfront precinct shown in this map - however linkages with the rest of the CBD and Mackay Park are also important considerations for this project.

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Council has engaged specialist tourism planning and urban design consultants, Inspiring Place, to identify opportunities to activate the Batemans Bay Waterfront. They will prepare a masterplan and activation strategy that outline ways to strengthen the Batemans Bay waterfront as a key destination and experience for Eurobodalla.

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 build on the opportunities already provided by State Government investment and direction in the Batemans Bay area (such as the replacement of the Batemans Bay Bridge). The State Government recognises Batemans Bay as a tourism hub complemented by the Batemans Marine Park and is investing in opportunities to further activate the waterfront.

More information

For more information about the Batemans Bay Master Plan and Activation Strategy, please contact Angie Radford Strategic Planning Officer (Environment):

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Be inspired and get involved

Council promises to listen to the community’s feedback and ideas, and address concerns that community members raise.

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Find out how the State Government is investing in Batemans Bay and providing opportunities for activation of the waterfront. Feedback during consultation for other State and Council projects, and the results of previous studies and strategies are being considered as part of the Batemans Bay Masterplan and Activation Strategy project.