The project area
The project area for the master plan process includes the two foreshore sectors of Safety Bay and Shoalwater, shown below.
The Safety Bay sector is generally from the intersection of Safety Bay Road and Warnbro Beach Road in the east to Mersey Point. The Shoalwater sector is from Mersey Point to the intersection of Arcadia Drive and Boundary Road in the north.
The Master Plan process
The process for preparing the master plan is described below.
Consultation with stakeholders is an important part of developing the master plan. The first stage of the project included early input from the community through a coastal values survey. The outcomes of the survey led to the development of 'design drivers' which have informed the content of the draft master plan.
Stage 1: Site Analysis/Initial Community Consultation (Completed)
Study and analysis was undertaken to gain an understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the existing natural and built foreshore environment.
A copy of the Site Analysis Report can be downloaded below.
Stage 2: Design Drivers (Completed)
The 'design drivers', will inform the preparation and content of the master plan. During this stage, early input and feedback was sought from all stakeholders, mainly through a coastal values survey. Numerous local residents and business owners were also interviewed to gain a better understanding of the foreshore's values and where improvement could be delivered.
In June 2019, the 'design drivers' were adopted by Council. A copy of the 'design drivers' and the full Design Drivers Report can be downloaded below.
Stage 3: Draft Master Plan (Completed)
The draft Master Plan has been prepared against the final 'design drivers'.
In September 2019, the draft master plan was adopted by Council for the purposes of inviting feedback from the community.
Stage 4: Community Consultation on Draft Master Plan (Completed)
Stakeholders were invited to review the draft master plan documents and provide comment for a period of one month concluding on 8 November 2019.
Stage 5: Adoption of Master Plan
The community consultation on the draft master plan is considered by the City and the final master plan is developed and adopted.