We are commencing a new review of the Master Plan for the reserve from 2020-2030. A new site for the project is coming soon.
The 2012 master plan review was undertaken as an update to the 2002 Management Plan and was informed by the recommendations of the Barwon Heads Structure Plan completed in 2010.
The project scope included preparation of a realistic and achievable master plan to accomplish the following objectives:
Provide recommendations on protection and management of the Moonah woodlands (listed as threatened in the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act) and the remnant coastal dune vegetation (of archaeological and cultural significance).
Incorporate Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles and sensitive integration and management of new and existing recreational facilities and infrastructure.
Provide recommendations for all passive and active recreational user groups that are balanced against the heritage and environmental values of the park.
Address the needs of the active sporting areas, including the pony club, athletics club, cricket club, tennis club, football club, bowls club, golf club, skate park and soccer club.
Provide a formal dedicated soccer pitch within the park and an analysis of the need for a second irrigated pitch.
An analysis of the existing sporting club rooms, including consideration for the provision of facilities for the Barwon Heads Angling Club.
Assess accessibility, traffic management and car parking issues and provide recommendations.
During the preparation of the master plan review a site within Barwon Heads Village Park was identified as the preferred location for the Barwon Heads Early Learning Centre (ELC).
The ELC was included in the draft master plan review but was the subject of a separate community consultative process including public meetings, public exhibition and concluding with a Council Submissions Review Panel.
Council resolved to agree to the development of the ELC on the Barwon Heads Village Park site requiring that the project design respond to issues relating to passive surveillance, traffic management and the landscaped parkland interface.