Queenscliff Harbour Pty Ltd (QHPL) has unveiled its much anticipated community consultation process – a mandatory step before it can gain the Coastal Management Act consent (CMA) required for the project to go ahead.
“[We are] committed to considering community views and ideas in relation to the proposed revitalisation of Fisherman’s Wharf,” said Harbour manager Sean Blackwood.
“We genuinely want to work with the community to come up with a way to revitalise the precinct in a way that respects our community’s views and ideas, and delivers a sustainable marine attraction.”
The community engagement program, commencing on Tuesday April 5, will include four open house drop-in sessions and a facilitated workshop, from which a revised proposal wil be developed.
“At the first two Open House sessions, the existing proposal will be displayed for discussion, and community ideas and submissions on alternative proposals will be invited for discussion and consideration,” Mr Blackwood said.
“Queenscliff Harbour executives and subject matter experts will be in attendance to assist with queries.”
Once the revised proposal has been formalised, a further two Open House sessions will be held to present the outcome, he said.
The existing plan includes a 150 seat stingray feeding stadium and outdoor cinema and redevelopment of Fisherman’s Wharf.
More than 1500 people have signed petitions opposing the proposal.
Details of the Community consultation process can be found on page 33 of this edition or online: www.queenscliffharbour.com.au.