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Dendy Beach Visitor Management Plan adopted

Council has adopted the DBVMP at its 18 June 2024 meeting. Read a summary of the community engagement that helped to shape the Plan.

Project updates

The bathing boxes at Dendy Beach are a must-see for tourists and a favourite spot for locals. With the new Life Saving Pavilion and café opening this year, we’re exploring ways to improve the visitor experience for all.

Our Dendy Beach Visitor Management Plan will guide:

  • day-to-day operations
  • support a sustainable and thriving precinct
  • protect heritage and the environment
  • ease challenges – such as crowding, litter and illegal parking.

The draft Plan is conceptual to test a range of ideas with our community. Your feedback will inform decisions about which ideas to prioritise, investigate further, and potentially fund for future delivery.

Dendy Beach Visitor Management Plan

Improving experiences for visitors to the foreshore between The Middle Brighton Baths and Green Point.

Visitation goals

  • Develop and implement initiatives to improve visitor services, facilities, and amenities at Dendy Beach.
  • Provide clear and accessible information to visitors regarding beach rules, safety measures, and available facilities.
  • Create engaging programs and events that cater to the diverse interests and needs of visitors.
  • Offer diverse activities and experiences for visitors.
  • Implement sustainable practices and initiatives to minimise the environmental impact of visitor activities.
  • Promote responsible behaviour among visitors through education and awareness campaigns.
  • Enhance waste management systems to ensure proper disposal and recycling of waste generated at the beach.
  • Protect and preserve the biodiversity and natural habitats in and around the foreshore.
  • Creating a destination that is welcoming for diverse communities and people ensuring the foreshore is inclusive, respectful, and accessible.
  • Respecting traditional landowners and cultural heritage, as well as amenity of local residents and bathing box owners.
  • Develop a comprehensive communication and marketing strategy to channel and leverage existing visitation to benefit the broader Bayside economy, while celebrating cultural and heritage significance.
  • Uphold the foreshore as a sustainable world-class tourism destination, highlighting its unique natural and cultural assets.
  • Monitor and assess the economic impact of tourism on the local economy and ensure its long-term viability.
  • Support local businesses and initiatives that contribute to the vibrancy and sustainability of the precinct.

Key considerations

Provide your feedback

Consultation closed 21 April 2024. Select the +Subscribe button at the top of this page to receive updates.

Complete the survey

Upload a written statement

How to participate in this project

Submissions closed Sunday, 21 April 2024.

  • Via the survey or upload a written statement on this page.
  • Participate in a pop-up interview at Dendy Beach during the consultation.
  • Ask a question in the Q&A forum.
  • Book a meeting with Economic Development.
  • Email Ryan Cooray, Economic Development Officer
  • Phone 03 9599 4497.
  • In person at the Corporate Centre at 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham.
  • Post to Bayside City Council, PO Box 27 Sandringham 3091.
  • Anonymously via the postal, phone or email details above.

Please note: Materials can be provided in accessible formats on request.

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