The Mosman Bay Sandcastles Project
About the Project
The Mosman Bay Sandcastles Project was about developing a vision for the Mosman Bay foreshore along Johnson Parade in consultation with the local community.
Why was the Project being undertaken?
Continued erosion due to wave action has damaged the river wall and eroded the beach. Emergency structural repairs to the river wall have commenced, however a long-term plan was needed to bring back the beach, and protect and improve the area.
The plan was required by the Swan River Trust and will guide the Council's management of the area into the future.
What has happened so far?
In May 2012, the Council invited the community to share their views on the future of the Bay through an online survey and local community workshops. The town's technical advisors and the Swan River Trust then used the information gathered through the survey and workshops to prepare a range of options for the foreshore. These options were then evaluated and refined by the Community Reference Group, which has now presented its recommendations in the form of a draft Foreshore Management Plan.
The draft Foreshore Management Plan was then released for community comment after which the technical advisors and the Swan River Trust and Community Reference Group, reviewed the comments and ammended aspects of the plan.
The Foreshore Management Plan was approved at the Council meeting on the 18th of December 2012 and is available for download in two versions:
Printed copies of the Plan are also available by contacting the Council on 9384 1633.
Latest news published 19 March 2013:
The Town of Mosman Park Council in December 2012 approved the Mosman Bay Foreshore Management Plan.
Based on this Plan, ‘request for quotation’ documents for both the riverine and land-based infrastructure design components of the Plan were issued. The quotation period will close on 20 March 2013 and the submissions will be assessed by a panel consisting of representatives from the Town of Mosman Park and the Swan River Trust, with contracts to be issued for the design work soon thereafter.
Concurrently with processes to finalise the plans, tenders and costings; Council is also investigating sources of funding. An Expression of Interest application was made for funding under the Regional Development Australia programme. That application was not successful; however Council is continuing to seek out potential sources of funds to hasten the design process towards completion.
Further to this, the Town is working on an application for the Swan River Trust 2013-2014 Riverbank Grants Scheme, which will be lodged in April, and an operational level meeting is scheduled between the Swan River Trust and Town of Mosman Park to discuss the project and the progress to date. Investigations are continuing into dinghy storage options for the foreshore, and an application has been lodged with the Department of Transport for an upgrade to the Johnston Street Boat Ramp.
The Town of Mosman Park is aware of the high level of community interest in the future development of Mosman Bay as a key Town asset, and shares the keenness of interested parties in bringing this project to fruition. The Town will continue to keep community members up to date with latest developments in this process, welcoming their input at all stages of the development.
You can learn more about the consultation and planning process here.
Be a part of it
If you have any questions about the Project please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 93841633.