Destination Queenscliff

Making the Ocean View precinct more welcoming to everyone

We love the parks and open spaces along our coastline – they’re part of what makes Queenscliff such a special place. And the Ocean View precinct, with its fantastic views, historic lighthouse and direct access to Hesse Street, is a favourite.

But while the area has a lot to love, we’re looking at ways to make the existing Ocean View precinct more welcoming to everyone. By making the site more accessible for pedestrians, honouring the significance of the remembrance markers, and creating more spaces to spend time in the fresh air, we can make the Ocean View precinct a treasure for residents, and a destinationfor everyone.

Consultation on this project is currently open. Click here to view the framework plan and take the survey.

What we're working on now

We received feedback from the community that aspects of the original vision for the precinct didn’t match up with how some people had imagined itbeing improved. As a result, we’ve taken parts of the plan back to the drawing board, and incorporated this feedback into a new framework for the area.

This new framework plan is a guide on how different parts of the Ocean View precinct could be made even better. We’re now seeking your input on the framework plan before further developing the project.

Key Documents

Please click on the links below to view the key documents associated with Destination Queenscliff:

Project Background

Destination Queenscliff will ensure that the precinct made up of Shortland’s Bluff, Fort Queenscliff and Ocean View is recognised as one of the most magnificent coastal locations in Victoria. The key elements of the project include:

  • Construction of a new kiosk/café and public toilets;
  • 10 new high quality accommodation lodgings;
  • Cultural landscaping and paths in the Queenscliff Lighthouse Reserve;
  • Ship viewing platforms
  • Upgrades to the car park and the southern end of Hesse Street;
  • Improvement of public open space areas; and
  • Lighting of the historic Fort Queenscliff wall.

Council prepared a community survey to capture feedback on the draft concept plans for Destination Queenscliff, and invited written feedback submissions. Community feedback about the draft concept plans was invited from Friday 18 May 2018 until Friday 15 June 2018.

Council also scheduled a series of Community Open House Sessions about Destination Queenscliff. These were held in the RSL Hall, corner Hesse Street and King Street, Queenscliff, on the following days:

  • Thursday 24 May 2018 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Saturday 26 May 2018 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Thursday 31 May 2018 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Saturday 2 June 2018 from 9.00am to 12.00 noon

Members of the public were invited to drop in at any time during the sessions. The draft concept plans were on display, and members of the Destination Queenscliff design team, Council officers and Councillors were on hand to listen to feedback and answer questions.