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Let’s talk about the Smith’s Beach Town Plan

Let’s talk about the Smith’s Beach Town Plan

Friday 23 July 2021

Bass Coast Shire Council has developed the Draft Smiths Beach Town Plan, following extensive community engagement in 2020 and is now looking for feedback.

The Draft Plan brings together the community’s priorities for the township and has been developed in collaboration with a panel of community members and a reference group of key organisations including the Smiths Beachcombers Association, Phillip Island Nature Parks and the Woolamai Surf Life Saving Club.

The aim of the Draft Smiths Beach Town Plan is to present a vision for the future of Smith Beach across eight key areas, including Access and Movement, Built Form, Environment, Governance, Land Use, Play and Celebration, Public Realm and Services.

The plan also includes four ‘game changer’ projects, including a new trail, upgrades to the Smiths Beach and YCW Beach car parks and a proposed shared zone on Smiths Beach Road, among other actions and initiatives across the wider community.

Council is keen to hear from the community on the Draft Smiths Beach Town Plan and is seeking the feedback of full-time residents, seasonal residents, tourists, day-trippers and the wider Bass Coast community. The consultation period runs from Tuesday, 22 July to Tuesday, 31 August.

You can view the plan, fill in the survey or make a submission on Council’s website, at

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the drop-in sessions planned as part of this consultation have been postponed until further notice.

Instead, community members can make an appointment with a member of Council's Strategic Planning Team to discuss the Plan and provide formal feedback. Please contact Council's Strategic Planning Team to set up an appointment on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or email to

The community consultation period has been extended one month and will now end on Thursday, September 30.