Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and participated in the community information sessions earlier this year to help shape the draft Sellicks Beach Structure Plan.
A key element of the engagement for the draft Sellicks Beach Structure Plan was to understand the community’s vision for the future development of Sellicks Beach. The engagement process was successful and has given us a clearer understanding of the community’s vision for Sellicks Beach.
The Sellicks Beach community was actively engaged in the community consultation process and as a result there have been differing opinions and a range of views. A summary of the process, methods and analysis of the comments received are contained in theCommunity Engagement Feedback Report, which was presented to Council at its Strategic Directions Committee meeting on 4 February 2021. All consultation responses were reviewed in detail, and to capture the feedback received, the draft Structure Plan was amended.
The final version of the Sellicks Beach Structure Plan has now been endorsed by Council at its meeting held on 18 May 2021. As an attachment to the Structure Plan, Working Design Guidelines have also been added to address some of the key feedback themes and encourage exemplar development for Sellicks Beach, using best practice standards that achieve the Structure Plan’s objectives.
The Structure Plan will guide and coordinate future planning decisions and growth in Sellicks Beach in a manner that respects the unique lifestyle and character, protects the environment and improves community wellbeing. Council will now be in a strong position to respond to any future rezoning and land division proposals by development proponents, backed by the community feedback and technical investigations, and will be able to base conversations with the State Government on the objectives and principles of the Structure Plan and the Working Design Guidelines.
We thank you again for participating in the preparation of the Sellicks Beach Structure Plan.
OTHER UPCOMING PROJECTS IN SELLICKS BEACH - Palmerston Ave Lookout Upgrade and Button Road Beach Access Upgrade Sellicks Beach
We’ve also taken this opportunity to let you know that in the next 4 weeks, we will be seeking feedback from the community on a proposed upgrade of the lookout area located at the end of Palmerston Street and repairing the concrete beach access located at the end of Button Road.