At the April 2017 Council Meeting, Council endorsed the Sandringham Beach and Gardens Masterplan. This plan guides design, priorities and staging of works on the foreshore, aiming to enhance the Sandringham foreshore making it easier to get around and a nicer place to visit.
From February until September 2016, Council worked with residents, visitors, community groups and local businesses to identify issues to be addressed through the Masterplan. Click here to view the Community Engagement Summary.
We would like to thank everything who gave their time and energy to contribute through this process.
Have your say
As part of the masterplan the Southey Street toilets will be replaced with a smaller and more accessible facility. The new facility will be placed in the same location however in order to make the unit accessible we will need to remove some vegetation. Refer to page 6 and 18 of the Masterplan for more information.
Should Council continue to provide a public toilet in this location? If so do you support an upgrade?
The Sandringham Foreshore is serviced by a range of access ramps and stairs. Many of the access points no longer meet contemporary standards for access and mobility, the masterplan proposes a variety of actions to improve and upgrade the following access points:
- Sandringham Beach - access ramp
- Bay Road – timber stairs
- Southey Street – access ramp
- Royal Avenue – stairs
- Edward Street – access ramp.
Please refer to pages 9, 10 and 16 of the Masterplan for more information.
Do you believe the proposed changes will help to improve access and safety? Is there more that could be done to improve this?
The existing stormwater drain and outfall at Sandringham Beach is owned by Melbourne Water this catchment includes the commercial areas of Sandrigham Village. Council manages the smaller stormwater drains below Sandringham Gardens and at Royal Avenue. Initiatives proposed in the masterplan address areas that are within Council’s control and include:
Installation of a pollutant trap at Sandringham Beach: to remove litter and other large particles to improve water quality before it enters the bay.
Stormwater harvesting at Sandringham Gardens and Southey Street: diversion of stormwater to wetland area for reuse in irrigation of gardens and lawn, before being discharged into the bay.
Please refer to pages 11, 14, 15 and 17 of the Masterplan for more information.
Do you support the concept to install a stormwater harvesting system at Sandringham Gardens and Southey Street?
Do you have any other ideas to improve the quality of stormwater before it enters the bay?
An electrical substation is located in Sandringham Gardens adjacent to Bay Road. This substation regulates power to residential properties and businesses in parts of Sandringham. Council is investigating options to remove and relocate this substation away from Sandrinham Gardens due to congestion caused by its proximity to the Shared Trail and pedestrian crossing at Bay Road. Removal of this structure will significantly enhance views into the gardens.
Do you support removal of the sub substation?