Have Your Say: Draft Briars Master Plan

You’re invited to view and provide feedback on the draft Master Plan for the Briars in Mount Martha.

The Briars is a place of innovation and inspiration. We foster social change to create a future where our people and place thrives.

The Briars is a significant community asset holding a special place in many visitors’ hearts, with guests often sharing their memories of coming to school camp, feeding the farm animals or taking beautiful walks in the Wildlife Sanctuary.

There is already so much on offer at the Briars and significant opportunity to enhance much-loved experiences to create a truly exceptional community asset.

Council, the community and a range of stakeholders were asked for their ideas and vision for the future of the Briars. These ideas have been crafted into a draft Master Plan, which aims to protect, enhance and celebrate the natural, cultural and heritage beauty of the site. 

Key guiding principles which have shaped the initiatives in the plan include:

  • Protect, enhance and connect guests to the site’s biodiversity, Aboriginal culture and European heritage
  • Become financially sustainable and provide flow-on economic and social benefits which will support the community
  • Increase opportunities for active and accessible transport to and around the site
  • Provide an experience which enhances the wellbeing of all who visit, through connection with green spaces, art, home-grown produce, beautiful low-footprint food and capacity-building programs.

Before further detailed work is done, we want to know if this project is one our community supports. So please have your say, whether you love the plan or would like it changed – we want to hear it all.

You can have your say online or visit one of our community drop in sessions.

Download: Briars Draft Master Plan Executive Summary(PDF, 2MB)

Download: Briars Draft Master Plan(PDF, 8MB)

Have your say

Community consultation is currently open until 5pm Friday 10 May

Submit an online survey

Drop In Sessions:

At the Briars Visitor Centre: 9am - 5pm daily

Saturday 30 March, 10am – 2pm, Red Hill Mechanics Hall

Saturday 6 April, 10am – 2pm, Rye Civic Centre
Saturday 27 April, 10am – 2pm, Bittern Community Hall
Saturday 4 May, 10am – 2pm, Mt Martha House Rm 64
Email: Email your submission to: haveyoursay@mornpen.vic.gov.au with the subject line ‘Draft Master Plan - Briars’.
Post: Attention: The Briars, Re: Draft Master Plan, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, Victoria, 3939

In person: Surveys are also available to complete in hard copy at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville.


Submissions received, including the name of the submitter, may be published on Council’s website and may form part of the public record of the relevant Council and Committee meetings. Personal information, including contact details, and any offensive, defamatory or third party personal information will not be published. You may access personal information you have provided to the Shire at any time and make corrections. Our Privacy Policy can be found at mornpen.vic.gov.au/privacy. If you have any concerns about the use and disclosure of your personal information, please contact the Shire’s Privacy Officer at privacy@mornpen.vic.gov.au.