Consultation has concluded for the Black Rock Masterplan, we will keep you updated.

ayside City Council is developing a Master Plan for Black Rock Foreshore. This plan will guide the design, priorities and staging of ground works on the foreshore between Arkaringa Crescent and Fourth Street including public open space associated with Black Rock House.

This plan incorporates recommendations from current strategic plans (available on Council's website):

The key objectives of the draft Masterplan include:

  • Improved Life Saving facility at Black Rock.
  • Improved vehicle and pedestrian access and safety to the Black Rock Life Saving Club precinct.
  • Ensure protection of the foreshore environment, particularly areas of remnant coastal vegetation and habitats for native wildlife.
  • Identify and protect areas of Cultural Heritage significance.
  • Improve access and safety on the designated Coastal Walking Path, maintaining the existing character while sustainably managing future use.
  • Improve all ability access to beach, paths, public toilets, picnic areas and look out points.

Proposed changes resulting from these objectives include (refer to implementation schedule of Plan):

  • Work with Lifesaving Victoria to redevelop the Black Rock Life Saving Club
  • Enhance the Coastal Walking Path
  • Work with DELWP to invest in protecting the foreshore
  • Enhance and improve the Beach Road and Bay Trails.

This master plan does not alter any existing lease agreements.

Comments will be received until 5pm Monday 29 February 2016.

Quick poll

Quick Poll

As part of this plan we are proposing to remove and replace two separate, male and female toilet blocks with a single facility containing three cubicles (male, female and all ability) closer to the playground and picnic area. Do we need another toilet blo

This poll has concluded.

No, one toilet block in this precinct is enough
60% (49 votes)
Yes, we need another toilet block on the shared trail, north of Quiet Corner (Please see action 15 on the Black Rock Foreshore Masterplan - Summary Implementation Plan)
40% (32 votes)
Total Votes: 81

Provide your feedback

Recommendations to improve Pedestrian, Vehicle and Cycle Access

We understand the trails and tracks along the Black Rock Foreshore are well utilised and congested in parts, do you believe the proposed recommendations within this area of the Plan will help to:

  • Separate cyclists and walkers to reduce the impact on the coastal vegetation and reduce chance of injury?
  • Make access to the Black Rock House and LIfesaving Club safer for people with a disability, pram or mobility aid?

Why? Why not? Is there more that can be done to improve access?

Please refer to page 5 and appendix of the Draft Black Rock Foreshore Masterplan.

Recommendations to upgrade existing facilities

Unlike other parts of Bayside's Foreshore, Black Rock has minimal infrastructure and facilities. With this in mind, Council will work with Lifesaving Victoria to redevelop the Black Rock Lifesaving Club and work to relocate the beach access shower to this new facility.

Improvement works also include minor changes to the Black Rock Gardens including new picnic tables, sealing of a pathway and installation of a fence.

We would like to know what you think about the need for public toilets in the area. As part of this plan we are proposing to remove and replace the two existing toilet blocks with an all ability toilet facility for males, females and disabled closer to the playground and picnic area. Is this enough or do we need to install another toilet block opposite the Black Rock House (300m distance)? What do you think?

Please refer to the Draft Black Rock Foreshore Masterplan - Summary Implementation Plan

Recommendations to protect and enhance the areas Cultural Heritage

Black Rock is rich in cultural heritage from the Old Melbourne Gaol stone installed within the sea wall to the Black Rock House purchased by the Ebden family in 1854.

Do you think the recommendations help to conserve and bring to life the cultural significance of the area or is there more that can be done?

Please refer to page 7 of the Draft Black Rock Foreshore Masterplan

Recommendations to protect and enhance the areas Flora and Fauna

The majority of the Black Rock Foreshore contains remnant coast vegetation, that is vegetation that existed before the area was settled/developed. Do you believe the recommendations will help to protect and enhance the flora? Why? Why not? Do you have any other suggestions?

Please refer to pages 9,10 and 11 of the Draft Black Rock Foreshore Masterplan

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