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Proposed amendment to Blue Gum Reserve Master Plan

We would like to invite you to have your say about a proposed amendment to the Blue Gum Reserve Master Plan 2019.

Following community consultation in 2019, Council adopted the Blue Gum Reserve Master Plan.

Since this time, we have:

  • progressed planning and obtained funding to complete the Phillip Island Croquet Club Pavilion Redevelopment Project
  • Obtained funding to plant a natural vegetation barrier as set out in the Master Plan to increase community usage of the Reserve.

We would now like to revisit the Master Plan and propose the inclusion of the Phillip Island Community and Learning Centre’s (PICAL) highly valued Community Garden and the historic Coel's Shed.

In 2022, PICAL will relocate to a new site to make way for the construction of a new Phillip Island Community Hospital at their current location 56-58 Church Street, Cowes.

As part of this move, the PICAL Community Garden is proposed to relocate to Blue Gum Reserve behind the existing SES and CFA buildings and be accessed via Settlement Road.

The current Blue Gum Reserve Master Plan, as well as the proposed amendment to the Master Plan can be found below.

Community Consultation

In person sessions:

Join representatives from Council and PICAL and share your feedback on Wednesday, 23 June at the Croquet Club located within Blue Gum Reserve.

  • Afternoon session - 3.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Evening session - 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Online sessions:

If you would prefer to provide feedback online, we invite you to join two online consultation sessions on Thursday, 24 June via Zoom:

If you can't make it to one of these sessions and would like to arrange a phone conversation with a Council Officer, or you would like to find out more about the proposed amendment to the Blue Gum Reserve Master Plan, contact our Community Planning Officer Jasmin McNeill on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or email jasmin.mcneill@basscoast.vic.gov.au.

Community feedback will close on Tuesday, 29 June.

About PICAL

PICAL is an incorporated not-for-profit community organisation providing a wide range of community services and learning opportunities to support the needs of all age groups on Phillip Island and surrounds. The PICAL Community Garden currently supplies fresh produce to the emergency food relief program and pantry and has many opportunities for horticulture training, organic vegetable and fruit growing workshops, local food swaps as well as a diverse range of programs.