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Foreshore Highlights July 2019

Welcome to the July edition of the Corinella Foreshore Highlights enewsletter. 
In this edition:
  • Public Consultation Sessions - Take your Pick!
  • Caravan Park and Rotunda Update
  • Boat Ramp and Jetty Update
  • Don't forget our website!
  • Retarding Basin Plan
  • Beach Street Gully works
  • Foreshore Reserve Precinct Updates 
Public Consultation Sessions - Take your Pick!
Two important community engagement sessions are scheduled, although sadly, both are on Tuesday 23rd July at the same time.
Bass Coast Distinctive Areas and Landscapes Community Open House
Corinella Community Centre Tuesday 23 July 5.30pm - 7.30pm

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will work with the Bass Coast Shire Council and Traditional Owners, the Bunurong, to declare the Bass Coast a Distinctive Area and Landscape under the Planning and Environment Act (1987). The Distinctive Area and Landscape project will identify long-term settlement boundaries to protect the unique Bass Coast for current and future generations. DELWP will be hosting community open houses where you can find out more about the project and help identify the significant values in the Bass Coast that need greater protection. See the website for further information, or to subscribe to updates or to lodge a submission.

Draft Marine and Coastal Policy Community Session
Newhaven Tuesday 23 July 5pm - 7pm
The policy sets out how our marine and coastal environment will be managed in a sustainable way, while also recognising and respecting the cultural, spiritual, and economic connections of Traditional Owners. As part of the rollout of the Marine and Coastal Policy, DELWP are running a number of community sessions. Register via their website, and you can also have your say by completing a survey, providing general comments, or lodge a submission online.
Caravan Park and Rotunda Update
The new onsite cabin has arrived and is being installed on Site 10. Photos below show decking and plumbing in progress. The cabin will be available for accommodation hire soon.
Corinella Boat Ramp Upgrade progressing well
The ramp Upgrade project is progressing well, with noticeable changes over the last month. The area to the east of the existing ramps and reversing apron has been cleared to make way for the extended apron, and for the fish cleaning facilities. Crushed rock has been shipped in to prepare for the new tarmac. The new ramps and jetty are being fabricated off site, and fish cleaning facility specifications being finalised. Dredging has now commenced.
For further information and ramp construction updates, check the Ramp Upgrade webpage at where you can also subscribe to receive the enewsletter, or check the Corinella Foreshore Facebook site.
Boat Ramp and Jetty Update
The boat ramp is now closed.
Check the ramp upgrade webpage for details and progress.
Ramp Fees
If you purchased an annual ramp pass and it expires after 27 May 2019, please hold onto your pass. You will either receive an extension on the pass or refund from the date of closure. There has been no announcement or information from the state government on timing of the abolition of ramp fees under their Target One Million Phase 2 policy commitment. A refund or extension of your pass will be advised in accordance with the state government announcement. More information and to register, please see the Ramp webpage  
Don't forget our website!

The foreshore committee has a website with lots of information about the reserve, facilities, community news and updates about the ramp upgrade. It also sets out the Corinella Coastal Reserve Management Plan, the vision for the foreshore reserve as a Victorian crown land asset, and the construct governing how the committee operates under state legislation.
Retarding Basin Plan 
Did you know the Foreshore Committee are one of three managers of the Coronet Bay storm water retarding basin, located on Norseman Road (photo below)? The facility is jointly managed with Bass Coast Shire Council, with Melbourne Water as the lead authority. Discussions are currently under way for a long term plan to help preserve and protect the facility as an important natural resource for the community.
Beach Street Gully works
DELWP representatives recently inspected the progress of the revegetation works to restore  the gully after the stormwater infrastructure was completed as part of the Heritage Bay Estate development. Bass Coast Shire Council is currently looking at improving pedestrian access at the bottom of the gully onto the beach.
More photo's available on our website.
Foreshore Reserve Precinct Updates
Southern Precinct 
  • A fallen she-oak branch has been removed from the track.
Western Precinct 
  • A weed maintenance run has been completed by the contractor.
  • This beautiful rock formation can be found at the base of the cliffs in the Western Precinct.
Northern Precinct 
  • A working bee has been completed. A large brush cutter was used to trim back a lot of weeds and dead vegetation.
  • Whipper snipping around and under plants along the track has been completed.
Settlement Point Precinct 
  • A fallen black wattle branch behind the BBQ shelter has been removed.
Jetty Precinct 
  • A big 'thumbs up' to community volunteers who spread 2 loads of delivered mulch on the Reserve along the Esplanade east of Albon Street. 👍
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