Coastal and Marine Management Plans

Mornington Foreshore

Mornington Peninsula Shire has developed a number of Coastal and Marine Management Plans (CMMPs) to provide strategical direction and management objectives for our coast. All CMMPs are developed in line with State Legislation - Marine and Coastal Act 2018 or the preceding Coastal Management Act 1995. 

Follow this link for more information on the Marine and Coastal Act 2018: Marine and Coastal Act 2018

CMMPs and other relevant coastal plans for each foreshore managed by the Mornington Peninsula Shire can be found below. 

Flinders

Flinders Foreshore Reserve Coastal Management Plan - 2010

Parks Victoria and Mornington Peninsula Shire jointly authorised and funded the preparation of the Flinders Foreshore Coastal Management Plan. This jointly funded project provides an integrated planning approach to the management of Flinders foreshore across both Parks Victoria and Mornington Peninsula Shire’s management jurisdiction. This Plan provides for the future use, development and management of the Flinders Foreshore Reserve. 

Vision: ‘To protect, maintain and create awareness of the unique natural environment and cultural heritage values of Flinders Foreshore Reserve to provide for a level of community use and a high quality coastal experience consistent with these values.’

Download: Flinders Foreshore Reserve Coastal Management Plan 2010

Flinders Pier Precinct Conservation Management Plan - 2013

Prompted by current and proposed works within the precinct, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has commissioned a European Heritage Conservation Plan to provide the historical and contextual information, and management policies, to assist decision making for the Flinders Foreshore Precinct.

The primary aim of the project is to provide Council with a Conservation Plan for the precinct that will enable management decisions to be made on an informed basis.

Download: Flinders Pier Precinct Conservation Management Plan 2013

Flinders Pier Master Plan - 2008

The Master Plan has been developed concurrently with the Flinders Foreshore Coastal Management Plan to ensure an integrated planning approach for the rebuilding of the pier within the foreshore. The Master Plan is a concept design for the pier.

Download: Flinders Pier Master Plan 2008

 

Hastings

Hastings South Coastal Management Plan - 2015

The Hastings South foreshore is an important boating precinct and is highly valued for this role — by local residents and visitors. The foreshore also has significant value in terms of the natural environment, cultural heritage and recreation. Protecting and enhancing these values is vital given the projected growth in local and regional populations and the likely associated increase in demand for recreation, particularly recreational boating.

Vision: ‘The Hastings Foreshore is a coastal recreation zone that attracts and welcomes visitors and residents to the Western Port region to enjoy a wide range of recreational opportunities involving coastal, marine, boating and eco-tourism experiences. It makes a crucial contribution to the sense of place of the Hastings community and is the gateway to Western Port.’

Download: Hastings South Coastal Management Plan 2015

Hastings Foreshore Precinct Plan - 2018

The Hastings foreshore has significant value in terms of community and visitor amenity, marine access, the natural environment, and cultural heritage. Protecting and enhancing these values is vital, and there is considerable opportunity for improving the precinct’s amenity and function for locals and visitors. This is especially important due to the projected growth in local and regional populations and the likely associated increase in demand for recreation, particularly recreational boating.

The project involves planning for public space and environmental enhancements, as well as functionality.

Download: Hastings Foreshore Precinct Plan 2018

Mornington

Mornington Coastal Management Plan - 2015

This Mornington coastal management plan (MCMP) has been prepared to guide the future management, use and development of the Mornington foreshore. The MCMP covers the geographical area identified in Section 1.3 of the Plan.

 Vision: ‘The Mornington foreshore will continue to be an iconic coastal gateway for the region and be well integrated with the Mornington Township. The intrinsic scenic, ecological, cultural and recreational values of the Mornington foreshore reserve, taken as a whole, will be protected, maintained and enhanced to provide a clean, accessible and safe coastal environment for current and future generations.’

 Download: Mornington Coastal Management Plan 2015

Mornington Harbour Precinct Plan - 2014

The Mornington Harbour Precinct hosts a range of commercial and recreational activities that both complement and at times compete with each other in terms of space and facilities. This plan aims to provide direction to the public land managers in addressing the ever growing demand of a wide range of users, particularly in peak periods.

 Download: Mornington Harbour Precinct Plan 2014

Mount Eliza

Mount Eliza Foreshore Reserve Coastal Management Plan - 2004 

Mornington Peninsula Shire has authorised and funded the preparation of the Mt Eliza Foreshore Reserve Coastal Management Plan to provide for the future use, development and management of the Mt Eliza Coastal Crown Land Reserve (Mt Eliza Foreshore Reserve). The Plan will provide management priorities and cost estimates for future use and development to achieve the vision for the Mt Eliza Foreshore Reserve.

Vision: ‘To protect and maintain the natural, cultural and recreational values of Mt Eliza Foreshore Reserve, by provision of a clean, safe, and accessible coastal environment.’

 Download: Mount Eliza Foreshore Reserve Coastal Management Plan 2004

Mount Martha

Mount Martha Coastal and Marine Management Plan - 2019

This Coastal and Marine Management Plan provides strategic guidance for the use and management of coastal Crown land along the Mount Martha foreshore. It has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Marine and Coastal Act 2018 and in consultation with various stakeholders, including the community. 

The Mount Martha foreshore has significant natural values, including diverse native flora and fauna across a variety of geological land forms. It includes numerous cultural heritage sites and is a popular destination for a variety of water and beach based activities, including fishing, boating, surf club activities and wildlife watching.

Vision: ‘To protect and enhance the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Mount Martha foreshore for present and future generations to enjoy.’

Download: Mount Martha Coastal and Marine Management Plan 2019

The Pillars Long Term Management Plan - 2018

The Plan was developed in consultation with DELWP, Parks Victoria, Bunurong Land Council, Victoria Police, VicRoads, Ambulance Victoria, Mt Martha CFA, Mt Martha LSC, Life Saving Victoria and the community. It focuses on the long-term management of The Pillars and identifies options and actions to manage visitation at the site, and to protect the culture and environmental values. The plan was adopted by Council on 11 September 2018.

Download: The Pillars Long Term Management Plan 2018

Download: Further Information - The Pillars Long Term Management Plan 2018

Portsea

Portsea Foreshore Management Plan - 2004

The Portsea Foreshore Management Plan (PFMP) was prepared to provide a plan for the future use, development and management of the Portsea Coastal Crown Land Reserve (Portsea Foreshore Reserve). The PFMP covers the geographical area identified in Figure 1 of the Plan. It is acknowledged that the PFMP is quite dated and a new plan is soon to be underway that will be in line with the new Marine and Coastal Act 2018.

 Vision: ‘To use and manage the Portsea Foreshore Reserve so that natural values are protected, physical infrastructure maintained, and future development balanced to recognise the beauty and natural values of the Foreshore Reserve.’

Download: Portsea Foreshore Management Plan 2004

Rosebud

Rosebud Coastal Management Plan - 2015

The Rosebud Coastal Management Plan (RCMP) has been prepared to provide strategic guidance for the use, development and management of the Rosebud (and McCrae) Foreshore Reserve. The RCMP has been prepared in conjunction with the Rosebud Activity Centre Structure Plan, to encourage coordinated planning for the Rosebud township and foreshore, particularly in relation to the location of foreshore activity and recreation nodes.

 Vision: ‘The Rosebud foreshore reserve will be a highly valued environmental and recreational asset for both the local community and visitors and will form an integral component of Rosebud’s character. The Foreshore will be maintained and improved through better management practices that will ensure the protection and enhancement of ecological values that provide essential flora and fauna habitat. The community’s understanding of the foreshore’s values will be enhanced and the foreshore reserve will be better integrated with the Rosebud Activity Centre via improved and well defined links. The role of the foreshore as a recreation area will also be strengthened, consistent with its designation as a Coastal Recreation Zone, while impacts on the coastal environment will be minimised. Overall, the Rosebud foreshore will reflect a careful balance between biodiversity conservation and the accommodation of increased demands for recreational pursuits, in the context of the potential threats of climate change.’

 Download: Rosebud Coastal Management Plan 2015

Jetty Road Foreshore Recreation Node Masterplan - 2015

The Jetty Road Recreation Node was a key masterplan to be developed out of the above Rosebud Coastal Management Plan and the Rosebud Activity Centre Structure Plan. The two major initiatives were:

  • The provision of a play space adjacent to the Rosebud Pier and Jetty Road car park; and
  • The conversion of Jetty Road to a ‘shared street’ for pedestrians and vehicles and to activate it as an outdoor dining precinct.

The Jetty Road Recreation Node works were completed in 2018. 

Download: Jetty Road Foreshore Recreation Node Masterplan 2015

Rye

Rye Township Plan - 2017

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is further developing aspects of the Township Plan, and is currently developing a Rye Foreshore Masterplan, which takes in the section of foreshore from the Lime Kiln to the west and up to the Rye Yacht Club to the east, with the southern boundary being Point Nepean Road. This will be available for public comment later this year.

Vision: 'The Rye Township Plan has been prepared as part of a broader strategy to consolidate all previous strategic planning studies, frameworks and master plans to form an integrated vision for Rye. This consolidated plan builds on Rye’s existing culture and environment to promote a sense of place and local identity. The Township Plan provides a set of specific objectives and recommendations which can be translated into operative planning principles and provisions to support future design and development in the area.'

Download: Rye Township Plan 2017

Safety Beach

Safety Beach Coastal Management Plan - 2016

The Safety Beach foreshore holds important values around the natural environment, cultural heritage and recreation – for local residents and visitors alike. Managing these values for their future protection is vital given the projected growth in local and regional populations and the likely increase in demand for coastal recreation.

To assist in managing these values; the Safety Beach Coastal Management Plan has been prepared to provide strategic guidance for the use, development and management of the Safety Beach foreshore reserve.

Vision: ‘To protect, maintain and create awareness of the unique natural and cultural history of the Safety Beach Foreshore Reserve. To provide an improved level of service and an enhanced, high quality, coastal experience for both residents and visitors.’

Download: Safety Beach Coastal Management Plan 2016

Download: Safety Beach Coastal Management Plan Masterplan

Sorrento

Sorrento Coastal and Marine Management Plan - 2018

The Sorrento coastal and marine management plan (SCMMP) has been prepared to guide the future management; use; and development of the Sorrento foreshore coastal and marine environments. 

Vision: ‘To provide an improved level of service and an enhanced, high quality, coastal experience for both residents and visitors. To protect and maintain the unique natural and cultural history of the Sorrento Foreshore Reserve.’

Download: Sorrento Coastal and Marine Management Plan 2018

 

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