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Online survey open now on future of Batehaven & Catalina reserves

Ian Campbell 23 September 2019
Walbunga elders Bunja Smith, Gina Brook, Tracey Gill-Dallinger, and Meryl Crow share historical information and their ideas for the future of crown land at Catalina and Batehaven. Photo: Supplied.

Walbunga elders Bunja Smith, Gina Brook, Tracey Gill-Dallinger, and Meryl Crow share historical information and their ideas for the future of crown land at Catalina and Batehaven. Photo: Supplied.

An online survey canvassing the future look, feel, and management of Hanging Rock, Corrigans Beach and Observation Point reserves near Batemans Bay closes next Monday – September 30.

Eurobodalla Shire Council is currently developing a Plan of Management and Landscape Master Plan that will guide how these sites can be developed and should be managed for the coming ten years.

The aim is to map current and future infrastructure, facilities and landscaping to guide site improvements covering:

  • Hanging Rock sporting fields and facilities including the tennis courts, sailing club, remote control car club plus foreshore, recreation and car parking areas adjacent to the Batemans Bay boat ramp and Marine Rescue
  • Corrigans Beach recreation areas including the Variety Inclusive Playground, and foreshore, parkland and open space areas
  • Observation Point including view areas and walking trails and parking
  • Operational land that hosts Batemans Bay Library, University of Wollongong campus, TAFE Illawarra and Batemans Bay skatepark.

Council’s Recreation Planner Steve Picton says the online survey is another opportunity for the wider community to share their thoughts on current issues and future opportunities in the area.

“Council staff and planning consultants have met with 22 stakeholder groups to date,” Mr Picton says.

“The four-hour community drop-in session was also well attended, with residents from Observation Avenue keen for upgraded infrastructure at Observation Point that maximises viewing options while preserving environmental and cultural values.”

An online survey canvassing the future look, feel, and management of Hanging Rock, Corrigans Beach and Observation Point reserves near Batemans Bay closes next Monday. Photo: Supplied.

An online survey canvassing the future look, feel, and management of Hanging Rock, Corrigans Beach and Observation Point reserves near Batemans Bay closes next Monday. Photo: Supplied.

Mr Picton says on top of the online survey Council has placed hard copies at Batemans Bay Library, and would further engage with property owners of Observation Avenue and business owners in Batehaven.

More information and the survey is available via Eurobodalla Shire Council’s website.

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Algernon Moncrieff 10:44 am 12 Oct 19

Please leave Mother Nature alone – please do not wreck the joint to put in car parks for visitors – visitors do not live here! Please respect the ratepayers and residents wishes for peace and quiet in God-given surroundings!

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