Council to Launch Community Consultation for The Waterfront

In July 2019, the State Government announced $352,500 in funding for Stage 2 of the Waterfront through the Planning and Development Fund, with the District Council of Grant co-funding 50% of the project, taking it to the value of $705,000.

Council are in the concept design phase for three main elements of the project; a new playground, an update of the town entrance at Standish Street and a new fitness park adjacent to Tenterden Reserve.  The aim of the project is to provide recreational spaces that encourage the community of Port MacDonnell to embrace the foreshore environment and enjoy an array of activities.

So far the concept design has been based on feedback received from the community during the development and subsequent adoption of the Port MacDonnell Urban Design Framework and Master Plan in 2014, together with the playground design developed by the Allendale East Area School Year 8 students in 2018.  Everyone living, working and enjoying the foreshore area are encouraged to have their say in shaping and influencing the concept design.  On Monday 28 October 2019 an online survey will be open to the public concluding on Friday 15 November 2019.  This is in line with Council’s Public Consultation Policy.

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Jane Fetherstonhaugh, said;

“The community consultation will ensure that everyone has an opportunity to be involved in and influence the final design of Stage 2 of The Waterfront Project; and I encourage the community to participate.”

Mrs Fetherstonhaugh went on to say that the survey results will provide Council with consolidated feedback for Council to finalise the design. 

Community members can register and complete the survey online at  Alternatively, hard copies of the survey along with concept designs are available at the Port MacDonnell Community Complex as well as the Commercial Street West Office.

Council will also be holding a drop-in session at the Port MacDonnell Community Complex on Thursday 7 November 2019 from 10.00am to 2.00pm.  This will provide the community the opportunity to speak one-on-one about the project with Council staff and Elected Member, Cr Gillian Clayfield.

Waterfront - community consultation

Principal Office
Mount Gambier

324 Commercial Street West

PO Box 724

Mount Gambier SA 5290

Port MacDonnell
Community Complex

5 Charles Street

Port MacDonnell SA 5291