Police Point shire park
The Police Point Recreation and Conservation Plan was adopted by Council on 10 September 2012, and will be progressively implemented as funds permit. Priorities for implementation are identified in the Action Plan within Volume 2. For an update on works: Police Point Info Bulletin 02 - August 2015(PDF, 853KB)
Police Point Shire Park was created in 2004 when the federal government transferred 17.5 hectares of land at the entrance to Point Nepean to Mornington Peninsula Shire.
Historically, the park was the site of the police barracks and the gatekeeper’s quarters of the Point Nepean Quarantine Station (1850-1970s) although in the early twentieth century the barracks were relocated and four additional Quarantine Station staff houses were built. More recently the site was used by the Department of Defence (until 1998) and currently the two older buildings on the site are unused, while the four staff houses are used for occasional respite accommodation. Woodworkers of the Southern Peninsula are helping to restore two out buildings. Read more here.
The park was added to the National Heritage List in 2006, and is also included in heritage listings at a state and local level.
The Shire has prepared a Police Point Shire Park Conservation and Recreation Action Plan that will guide its future use and development.
The plan explains the principal features of the site and outlines some of the opportunities afforded by the creation of Police Point Shire Park.
For more information please contact the Shire Heritage Planner via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Police Point Volume 1 CMP(PDF, 9MB)
Police Point Volume 2 Landscape Plan(PDF, 1MB)