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Goolwa Beach Car Park & Environs Master Plan

Developing The Goolwa Beach Car Park & Environs Master Plan

We sincerely thank everyone who has provided input into the development of the Goolwa Beach Car Park & Surrounds Master Plan over the last two years.   Your contributions have made a significant difference to the development of the Master Plan. The Master Plan was endorsed by Council at its meeting of 6 February 2017.

The aim of the master plan is to guide future development and sustainable management of the Goolwa Beach carpark and surrounding area over the next 20 years.  Apart from the broader community, there are many specific user groups with different interests and expectations for this important part of the coastal environment. The master plan balances the many social, cultural, environmental and economic considerations to ensure that we plan for sustainable development and a safe and enjoyable experience for locals and visitors alike.

Almost 130 written submissions were received during the final round of community consultation. In response to feedback received, several changes were made to the recommendations contained in the draft masterplan before it was finalised, including:

  • public toilets recommended to be incorporated within proposed surf life saving building
  • cafĂ© - shifted east to provide for sheltered plaza/ dining area
  • horses – clearly articulated time restrictions (floats restricted to before 10am and after 10pm during December/ January); removal of tacking yard; long-vehicle parking space shown as informal (ie not line marked)
  • parking - incorporation of drive-through parking bays for trailers etc
  • disability access - clearly articulated recommendations relating to improved access and amenity
  • drop-off zone - addition of a pedestrian drop-off zone (and pull-out bay) adjacent to the public plaza area
  • electric car charging - relocation of electric charge stations to Beach Rd
  • landscaping – inclusion of more ‘greenery’
  • shade structures – removal of central shade structures (that previously ran through middle of car park).

Next steps include further consultation with traditional owners and stakeholders, securing funds, and a detailed design stage. So, you shouldn’t expect to see any immediate activity on site – it is likely that the master plan will be implemented gradually over the next five or so years.

The proposed surf life saving development will be considered in the near future, as part of a formal Development Assessment process. The development will be subject to all of the usual notifications and referrals, including a public notification period.

View the master plan here.

View the master plan appendices here.

Goolwa Beach carpark masterplan 3d render