IF you’ve got an opinion about Warrnambool’s coastline, someone will be listening this morning at the Harbour Pavilion.
The city council is seeking community feedback on a draft coastal management plan which will set the framework on council policies for the next 10 years covering 12.7 kilometres from Levy’s Point Coastal Reserve to Logan’s Beach.
Council staff will man a “listening post” at the pavilion from 9am to noon today and copies of the draft and discussion sheets will be on hand.
There will also be information sessions at the pavilion functions room on Monday from 2pm-4pm and November 2 from 10am to 2pm.
City council communications manager Nick Higgins said anyone who enjoyed the coastline and ocean would have an interest in the issue.
“Warrnambool’s coastline would be its most precious asset,” he said.
“We are keen to get people’s opinions on how it should be managed.”
Comment is also sought on another council draft plan — a housing strategy for the next two decades.
The council is planning for a population scenario of 43,000 by 2031, looking at house sizes and positions, services and physical links required to connect residents to community facilities and shopping centres. “The draft looks at what aspects people think are important now and what will be needed in the future,” Mr Higgins said.
“In 20 years will people still want a backyard and garage?
“We are trying to get ideas on the future housing needs.”
Both drafts are on council’s website.