Draft Batemans Bay Waterfront Masterplan and Activation Strategy
Closing date for submissions: Tuesday 28 July 2020, 4.30pm
Community members are invited to have a say about Council's draft Batemans Bay Waterfront Masterplan and Activation Strategy.
The draft provides a vision for the waterfront to facilitate much needed development of marine based tourism infrastructure, further activate the waterfront and address issues and opportunities raised during an extensive stakeholder engagement process between June 2019 and March 2020.
The draft Batemans Bay Waterfront Masterplan and Activation Strategy includes actions for:
- youth central – a unique youth activity space with multiple play opportunities in a colourful setting by the water.
- pedestrian wayfinding and interpretation that improves accessibility and enables Batemans Bay to stand out as a destination.
- waterfront square providing an open vista through to the estuary, an interactive installation to draw families, improved access to the water and quality street furniture.
- waterfront activation through innovative product displays, experiential retail, alfresco dining, busking and entertainment, parklets and spontaneous activity in collaboration with businesses.
- a people and activity focussed Clyde Street delivered through changed road pavement, improved parking alignments, removal of barriers, additional seating, shade and open green spaces to support spontaneous and planned activities.
- 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 process to make activation easier and encourage more people to do business and live in Batemans Bay
Implementing an adopted masterplan and activation strategy would result in Batemans Bay becoming one of the best places on the NSW coast to live, visit, work and play- a safe place that the community can come together along a well-maintained, strategically planned and vibrant foreshore. While businesses are struggling as we recover from the economic and social impacts of bushfires and COVID-19, a masterplan and activation strategy provides vision and direction for how to best service the community, attract new and support existing businesses, and provide more attractions and activities for visitors.
The draft is on public exhibition for community feedback for 28 days, please give your feedback by Tuesday 28 July 2020, 4.30pm.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we encourage you to access the draft document electronically. If you need a hard copy please email email@example.com to request one.