Destination Queenscliff – a chance to have your say on new framework

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Destination Queenscliff – a chance to have your say on new framework

Queenscliff’s Ocean View precinct, with its fantastic views and historic lighthouse, is a special place. That’s why we’ve been working on a plan to make it more welcoming for everyone.

By making the site more accessible for pedestrians, honouring the significance of the remembrance markers and creating more public open space areas, the plan aims to make the precinct a treasure for all.

We first consulted the community about a draft plan last year. The feedback we received indicated that aspects of the original vision didn’t match some people’s aspirations for improving the precinct. So we went back to the drawing board and incorporated this feedback into a new framework.

Now we would like your thoughts on the framework, including how we can make it even better. There are two ways you can have your say:

1. Take part in a survey – visit surveymonkey.com/r/DQ19 to share your thoughts.
2. Come along to our open house where you can view the plans and chat to the design team – drop in any time between 10am and 1pm on Saturday 3 August at Queenscliff/Point Lonsdale RSL, 9 King Street, Queenscliff.

At the end of the consultation period, we’ll take all the feedback received and compile it into a report that summarises how the community thinks we can best improve the Ocean View precinct. This report will inform and guide the development of a detailed design.

By having your say, you’ll be kept informed about the design process and next steps.

Plant, weed, eat at this year’s community planting day

For the 11th year in a row, the Borough is partnering with the Bellarine Catchment Network, Queenscliff Community Nursery and Swan Bay Environment Association to run a community planting day in the Queenscliff Narrows on National Tree Day: Sunday 28 July.

From 10am to 12.30pm at the Narrows Car Park, get your hands dirty planting local indigenous species and weeding out invasive pests.

Then savour a free BBQ lunch (dietary requirements catered for) where you can meet up with others, share stories and learn more about our region’s native flora and fauna.

For more information, please contact the Bellarine Catchment Network (e. lachlan.bcn@environmentbellairne.org.au).

Join the road safety conversation

The upcoming Towards Zero Regional Road Safety Forum will provide an opportunity to explore ideas to make driving, riding and walking safer for everybody all year round.

Anyone can attend to learn and share ideas about what can be done to save lives and prevent injuries on roads within our community and across our region. Outcomes will contribute to the development of Victoria’s next road safety strategy.

The free forum will be held GMHBA Stadium (Captains Room), Geelong from 6pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday 21 August. Register at www.tac.vic.gov.au/road-safety/towards-zero/regional-road-safety-forum.

A workshop to empower, inspire and inform small business owner

Small business owners are in for a treat during this year’s Geelong Small Business Festival, with the Borough and O Space joining together to present a high energy workshop featuring Emma Walsh, one half of the hugely successful Emma & Tom’s beverage brand.

Emma will share her insights about building a brand that people love at the ‘Small Business Marketing – It’s a Hustle’ workshop on Friday 2 August from 10am to 3pm at O Space, Queenscliff Harbour. Other speakers include Sue Anderson (Retail Capabilities), Claire Gemes (Lon Retreat), Felica Bell (Café Go) and Tim Davies (Hyper Social).

Tickets cost $45 each, which includes an Xpress lunch. Head to eventbrite.com.au for more information and to book.

Council’s Community Listening Post in July

Join Councillors for our upcoming Community Listening Post in the Bay Room of the Queenscliff Uniting Church on Thursday 25 July 2019 at 3:30pm.