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Next Steps Update (22/10/2021)

Consultation on the Smiths Beach Town Plan closed on Friday 15 October 2021. The Strategic Planning team have collated the feedback received from the community and are working with Kinetica and other teams within Council to revise and refine the plan in response to this feedback. It is anticipated that the revised Town Plan will be presented to Councillors in early 2022 for adoption.

2021 Draft Smiths Beach Town Plan

In 2020 we asked the community about their vision and aspirations for Smiths Beach. Since then, Council has developed the Draft Smiths Beach Town Plan and is releasing it to the public for feedback.

The Draft Smiths Beach Town Plan 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 Smiths Beach Town Plan presents a vision for Smith Beach’s future across 8 key dimensions: Access and Movement, Built Form, Environment, Governance, Land Use, Play and Celebration, Public Realm and Services.

The draft plan also includes four “gamechanger” 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.

The Draft Plan that was released for public consultation in August 2021 is available here:

The consultation period also included two virtual Q&A sessions. Recordings of these sessions and the presentation given at them is available here:

2020 Community Consultation

Council would like to once again thank everyone who participated in the 2020 Smiths Beach Town Plan community consultation.

Over the consultation period between 29 May and 12 July 2020, Council received:

  • 128 survey responses
  • 405 interactive map comments
  • 15 interviews with key stakeholders
  • 17 attendees at online visioning workshops

Outcomes of this 2020 consultation can be found below:

Next Steps

All feedback received through community engagement will be used to further develop and make changes to the Draft Smiths Beach Town Plan before it is presented to Councillors for adoption and implementation.

If you would like to be kept informed on the progress of this project, please provide your contact details to strategic.planningadmin@basscoast.vic.gov.au.

For more information about the project please contact Council's Strategic Planning Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or email to strategic.planningadmin@basscoast.vic.gov.au