Thursday, June 20, 2024

Council adopts Hastings foreshore masterplan

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has adopted a masterplan for the Hastings Foreshore.

The Council said that after extensive community engagement in 2022, the Hastings Foreshore Masterplan was adopted at its meeting on Tuesday.

Hastings foreshore is a much-loved area by residents and visitors. It’s used daily by people exercising, fishing, playing and socialising, and is home to occasional large-scale events such as concerts and festivals, the Council said.

Throughout 2022 the Council heard from more than 400 people at community drop-in sessions.

“This Masterplan gives us an opportunity to balance the cultural, social, environmental and economic values of this area,” said Mayor, Steve Holland.

The Masterplan focuses on the following five key themes:

  • playful destination
  • connected foreshore
  • resilient coast
  • enhanced natural environment
  • collaborative and engaging processes.

“Through these key themes, the Masterplan shapes future development to provide a more attractive, accessible, safe and sustainable foreshore,” said Mayor Holland.

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“Throughout the consultations in 2022, we heard your concerns and worked hard to adjust the Plan to suit your needs, like moving the pump track further up north and improving pedestrian access to the foreshore. We are proud of this Masterplan and hope the Hastings community are too,” said Cerberus Ward Councillor, Lisa Dixon.

She said the Masterplan also addresses some challenges, such as the Fred Smith Reserve being used as landfill in the 1970s and 80s.

Additionally, the foreshore is a low-lying coastal area, and much of it could flood during bad storms and king tides, making it vulnerable to coastal hazards such as rising sea levels and erosion.

To learn more and view the Hastings Foreshore Masterplan visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/hastingsforeshore.


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