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CLAYTON BAY

FORESHORE
MASTERPLAN

Why is masterplanning important?
Rapid changes in our towns....
Changing environmental impacts...
Contested space physically and socially...
New demands on our communities...
Increasing pressure on infrastructure...
Different landscapes and urban pressure...
Constant need to deliver best practice
approaches and outcomes


What are the objectives of the project?
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Understand issues and opportunities
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Understand capacity to accommodate future
needs
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Develop an understanding of the landscape
character and capacity of the foreshore
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Identify specific projects that respond to
community needs
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Deliver an agreed masterplan that guides
future actions over the next 10+ years

Immerse ourselves for 2 days in the
town:
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Gather information about the foreshore
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Provided the opportunity for people to tell
us what they think and know
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Undertook our own analysis of the foreshore
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Review feedback and develop ideas
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Present findings back to the community

who was involved

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95 to 100 People came to the drop in
sessions (50% of the community, amazing)
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30 people have liked us and are following
the masterplan project on Facebook
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Meet with various community groups and
stakeholders (CBCA, CFS, CBNEG, businesses)
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Meet with Council staff

what you said
what you said

Personality now:
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Quiet, Tranquil and peaceful
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like a dear great aunt, gentle and retiring.
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Rejuvenating
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A multi dimensional personality who can bring
conflicting aspects of her personality together
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Quiet 90% of the time but very noisy at peak
timesHas bipolar
Personality in the future:
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Just a little more lively
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It needs a good scrub
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Same + Petrol!(more energy)
what you said
Big Ideas:
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Balancing environment (enhancement, protection and
maintenance)
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Improving water access and safety (canoe, kayak,
boat, swimming, reed removal)
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Developing trails for walking, cycling and
connecting existing destinations
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Creating play and fitness opportunities (nature
play, skateboarding, fitness equipment)
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Keep it simple
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Promote events and festivals
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Develop destinations (reinforce current, explore new
opportunities
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Manage existing facilities and balance capacity
(boat ramps, toilets, shelters)
what you said
Activities you currently enjoy:
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Walking
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Kayaking and canoeing
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Fishing
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Bird watching
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Quiet reflection and taking in the views
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Swimming
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Water Sports (Sailing, swimming, waterskiing,
kneeboarding, sailboarding)
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Dog walking
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Socialising + family BBQs
what you said
Activities you would like to enjoy:
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Continued focus on the environment and diversity of Clayton
Foreshore
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Improving access to the water (balancing swimming access
with habitat value)
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Maintain and improving the trails and pathways
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Improving the Oval and recreation area (seating, shade,
performance are, putting green)
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Increasing access to the water for sailing and kayaking
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Controlling the impact of jet skis
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Developing signage and interpretation (building
understanding)
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Increasing opportunities for active recreation (fitness
equipment, bike jumps, skate parksalso requests for no
skate parkneed to balance)
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More public art and sculpture
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Nature play
community mapping
The community mapping provided a wealth
of information, which will be used to
develop the masterplan for the Clayton
Bay Foreshore.
Maps included:
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Assessing Landscape Values
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Social Landscapes
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Issues and Opportunities
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issues and opportunities
Issues

Impact of reed growth on lake edge access and activity

Capacity of the boat ramp and launch facilities and


conflicts with users group (need to build future
capacity)

Impact of unrestricted vehicular access to cliff and


footpaths

Maintenance of natural areas (slashing, weed removal


and landscape amenity)

Impact of motor boats and jet skis on the environment


(erosion, noise, wildlife, user conflicts)

Impact of snakes and the need for management (flora and


fauna)
issues and opportunities
Opportunities

Increase function of foreshore to Oval (increased


swimming beach, boat pull in and kayak launches while
maintaining reeds for erosion control)

Enhance and link the walking trails and pathways

Increase amenity of the Oval and surrounding areas

Increase facilities at the Oval (nature play, bike


track, skateable area/skate park, parking and
beautification)

Potential to increase facilities such as seating,


shade, signage)

Recognise the significance of Dunns Lagoon (RAMSAR


site and potential sanctuary status

Tree renewal programme (swap and grow)


issues and opportunities
Opportunities

Increase function of foreshore to Oval (increased


swimming beach, boat pull in and kayak launches while
maintaining reeds for erosion control)

Enhance and link the walking trails and pathways

Increase amenity of the Oval and surrounding areas

Increase facilities at the Oval (nature play, bike


track, skateable area/skate park, parking and
beautification)

Potential to increase facilities such as seating,


shade, signage)

Recognise the significance of Dunns Lagoon (RAMSAR


site and potential sanctuary status

Tree renewal programme (swap and grow)


issues and opportunities
Opportunities

Management of reeds to increase access and activity


along the waters edge

Expanding existing facilities (caravan park and boat


club)

Develop kayak launch facilities particularly around the


point

Upgrade boat ramp and Gloria Jones Reserve at Old


Clayton (future capacity including reopening of the
toilets)

Retain amenity of Aleppo Pines as part of native


vegetation regeneration

Increase opportunities for public art and community art

Increase signage and interpretation


what we learnt about
key principles
Celebrating Diversity
Enhancing Capacity
Connecting Places
Achieving Balance
Encouraging Understanding
Celebrating Diversity
Recognising the diverse destinations
and landscape that Clayton offers
(open space, cliff top promenades,
natural havens).
Understanding what is required to
maintain, protect and enhance this
diversity.
Enhancing Capacity
Understanding what facilities, assets
and developments are required to
support community needs.
Planning and delivering appropriate
responses, infrastructure and
facilities that improve future
capacity.
Connecting Places
Reinforcing and creating connections
between places, landscapes and
destinations.
Completing the loop creating loop
walks and connections that exploit the
existing links across the peninsula.
Improving pedestrian and vehicular
access to facilities and places.
Achieving Balance
Achieving a balanced approach to
development in Clayton Bay
understand that to achieve balance
compromise is needed.
Achieving a balanced approach to
planning and design as well as the
needs of locals and visitors
(community vs. tourism) and
environment verse infrastructure.
Encouraging Understanding
Promoting an understanding of Claytons
environment, history and culture.
Encouraging visitors and locals to
respect and understand the valuable work
undertaken by the community
Celebrate Claytons unique qualities.
Provide signage and interpretation that
provides knowledge and understanding.
masterplan
1. Improve connection to Old Clayton
2. Reinforce boardwalk as a destination
3. Develop gateway to Clayton (Improve signage, footpath, car park and trail head)
4. Improve legibility of connection to and through caravan park
5. Improve connection from car park to boat club with a particular focus on stepped area
6. Improve landscape amenity to park edge (Shade, revegetation)
7. Develop one way entrance (In)
8. Build on existing playground increase opportunities for natural play and fitness equipment
9. Maintain shelter, develop signage and interpretation (upgrade as required)
10. Increase capacity of swimming beach (reed removal, restricting boat access, edge treatments- sand)
11. Develop opportunities for watercraft access (Kayak, canoe, boat) using dogleg access
12. Retain reed bank island (erosion control and natural habitats)
13. Explore potential for emergency (marine rescue) access using current boat club ramp
14. Establish cycle path connection between boat ramp and boardwalk
15. Retain and manage open space for recreation and community events
16. Reinforce shelter belt planting around existing planting (wind breaks, natural shade)
17. Review dual road access (potential for landscape amenity)
18. Increase links to toilets
19. Improve access from car park to playground and recreational space
20. Upgrade and rationalise car park (restrict informal vehicular access)
21. Explore potential for mooring poles for Oscar W and marine safety lighting (restricted light spill)
22. Reinforce walking trail and shared path (limit vehicular access) improve signage
23. Explore potential of small rationalised car park (limit informal vehicular access)
24. Undertake revegetation to improve natural landscape amenity
25. Restrict vehicular access., opportunities for cliff lower level to provide continued pedestrian access
26. Continue development of lookout (reinforce destination) improve seating, signage, interpretative
wayfinding, landscape treatment
27. Explore potential to replace navigation light with integrated public art (navigation light, signage,
interpretation)
28. Formalise car park (reduce informal vehicular access with particular focus to cliff edge parking)
29. Reinforce existing trails as shared use path
30. Develop seating areas with focus on revegetation, signage, interpretation
31. Potential for lookout to capitalise on scenic value
32. Improve pedestrian trail access to car park and jetty (continue trail)
33. Improve capacity for canoe, kayak, small watercraft access using dogleg (increase wayfinding, markers
to water)
34. Maintain 24 hour jetty mooring (review emergency ladder access)
35. Rationalise car park layout and review facilities
36. Develop trail head for Snug Cove trail and Gumboot trail, develop infrastructure to limit vehicular access
37. Develop bird hide and explore seating opportunities
38. Review impact of existing drainage line, improve landscape amenity
39. Develop signage (no wash, speed limits, restrictions)
40. Maintain native landscape character (review maintenance operations)
41. Enhance significance of RAMSAR site
42. Formalise gumboot trail
43. Active management of Gazanias to edge (revegetation)
44. Return loop connection (east west linkage)
45. Ongoing street tree replacement to increase native environment and reduce fire risk
46. Management of landscape to reduce fire threat
47. Potential to develop footpath link to north of Clayton (connecting north east to north west)
48. Maintain community focus of hall, courts, community garden
49. Explore potential to use hard stand for temporary skate facility
50. Review speed limit to town entrance
51. Explore potential expansion of sailing club
52. Explore potential expansion of caravan park (seasonal)
53. Review fragile habitat value (turtle hatchery) and impact of caravan park extension
54. Review entrance to town (impact on existing drain, safety)
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1. Enhance open space amenity (seating, bins, landscape treatment)
2. Upgrade boat ramp and embankment
3. Restrict informal vehicular access to reserve
4. Formalise existing car park (reduce erosion)
5. Review leased council land north of boat ramp as part of future capacity planning
6. Review toilet and potential to connect to mains water (reopen)
7. potential footpath link old Clayton to Clayton Bay
8. Potential long distance footpath link north of Clayton
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ideas
Ideas
ideas
where to from here
Agreement by the community of findings
Development of Draft Foreshore Report
and Masterplan - late November 2014
Community Presentation (exhibition,
Facebook promotion) December 2014
Endorsement of Clayton Bay Foreshore
Masterplan (early 2015)
Implementation of agreed projects