$2.88 million Master Plan for Sandringham Foreshore

27 April 2016

A more accessible and sustainable foreshore is the central vision for the new $2.88 million Sandringham Foreshore Masterplan.

Bayside City Council Mayor, Cr James Long BM JP said that the new Plan will result in a foreshore that is better able to handle projected higher level usage in the future while retaining and protecting existing coastal vegetation.

“Bayside’s iconic foreshore consistently rates as one of our municipality’s most valued assets,” Cr Long said.

“For over 150 years the area around Sandringham has attracted visitors from across Melbourne and further afield.

“Through the development and implementation of this Master Plan Council is working to sustain and enhance our beautiful foreshore now and into the future.”

Key elements of the Master Plan include rolling out new gravel foreshore paths, better parking arrangements such as improved overflow parking for the Trey Bit Reserve, and a greater focus on pedestrians and cyclists.

The Master Plan identifies the opportunity to reduce traffic speed on Jetty Road and retaining access for boat trailers.

Other works will include the installation of turning circles to improve traffic management, upgraded drainage and stormwater management systems, improved signage and additional disabled parking.

“Each year Council invests around $3.5 million dollars towards the maintenance of Bayside’s 17 km of foreshore reserves.”

“Through future capital investments such as the Sandringham Foreshore Master Plan and the upcoming $8 million improvements to Brighton’s Dendy Beach, Council is working to build a better Bayside.”

Work on the upgrades to the Sandringham foreshore is expected to commence in the 2017-2018 financial year.

The Master Plan provides a vision for the Sandringham Foreshore over the next 10 years.

Page last updated: 27 Apr 2016