Have Your Say About the Future of Two Popular Bayside Recreational Sites

29 November 2012

Cheltenham Park and Brighton’s Green Point

Community members with an interest in the future of two of Bayside’s most popular landmark recreational sites, Cheltenham Park and Brighton’s Green Point, are invited to participate in community consultation programs that will result in the development of a Masterplan for Cheltenham Park and a Landscape Conservation Management Plan for Green Point.

The decision to proceed with the two separate community consultations program was made by Council at its 27 November meeting and, while each location is distinctly different in both terrain and environmental features, they equally accommodate thousands of visitors each year.

Green Point

The draft Green Point Landscape Conservation Management Plan and draft Green Point Heritage Assessment and Landscape Guidelines were endorsed by Council at its 27 November meeting and, as a result, will proceed to a community consultation process over the coming months.

The Green Point precinct, located on the Brighton foreshore, is classified in the Bayside Open Space Strategy (2012) as a foreshore space of municipal and regional significance and includes the extensive Brighton Beach Gardens, a landmark war memorial site and generous car park.  It features historical and cultural elements and is a popular location for local events and weddings.

Council’s aim in developing both the Management Plan and the Heritage Assessment and Landscape Guidelines for Green Point is to continue guiding the management of the area and to identify opportunities to improve the amenity of Green Point and conserve the historical and cultural values of the area.

Details of the consultation program for Green Point will be released in the coming weeks via information published in the local media, onsite signage and on Council’s website www.bayside.vic.gov.au.

Cheltenham Park

The Bayside community is invited to participate in a consultation process in preparation for the development of a Masterplan for Cheltenham Park following the endorsement of a draft Masterplan by Council at its 27 November meeting.  

Like Brighton’s Green Point, Cheltenham Park is classified in the Bayside Open Space Strategy (2012) as being of municipal and regional significance.  At 12 hectares, it is the third largest parkland in the City of Bayside after Elsternwick and Dendy parks.

It caters for numerous users groups and contains conservation areas, sportsgrounds, playgrounds, picnic areas and walking tracks and is considered a major contributor to the enhanced liveability of the local suburbs.

The aim of developing a Masterplan for Cheltenham Park is to update the draft Masterplan prepared in 2002 by reviewing community feedback received over the past 10 years and incorporating current Council policy and community focus.

A key feature of the 2012 draft Masterplan is the incorporation of a new vision and principles which recognise the importance of maintaining and improving the balance between formal sporting activities in the Park such as cricket, football and dog training, and passive recreational pursuits such as bushwalking and bird watching.  The draft also features actions to improve the diversity and quality of the Park’s native flora and fauna.

Details of the community consultation program for Cheltenham Park will be released in the coming weeks with information published in the local media, on Council’s website www.bayside.vic.gov.au, onsite and via mail outs to the local community and Park stakeholders.


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