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Point Nepean Master Plan review

Point-Nepean-Masterplan 


Parks Victoria is renewing the Point Nepean National Park Master Plan to reflect government policy and community views. The renewal seeks to validate the information and strategic intent of the draft master plan released in 2010 and build on knowledge gathered during engagement in 2010–2016.

Comments now invited 

The draft renewed plan is available for comment until Friday 10 February 2017.

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Point Nepean National Park Draft Master Plan  (10mb PDF 

Summary - Point Nepean National Park Draft Master Plan (5mb, PDF)

Parks Victoria invites you to comment on the draft master plan by completing the survey.  

For any queries about the project, or if you would like to provide further information you can send an email or submission to:

pointnepeanmasterplan@parks.vic.gov.au 

or 

Point Nepean Master Plan
Parks Victoria
Level 10, 535 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Information Days 

Parks Victoria invites you to drop in to an Information Day in the park for an update on the renewed draft master plan.  There are options in early December and late January. The same information will be provided at each Information Day, including a presentation at 11am, with the remaining time available for you to speak with the project team. 

When

Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December 2016 (10am - 3pm) and Sunday 22 January 2017 (9am - 2pm)
A presentation about the project will be given from 11am-12pm each day

Where

Badcoe Hall, Point Nepean National Park (end of Point Nepean Road, Portsea) 

Project timeline

The master plan review will be undertaken within the following phases:

Phase 1 Engagement
Parks Victoria sought community and stakeholder feedback on a discussion paper which summarises key elements of the 2010 draft master plan, the plan’s rationale and previous feedback received. 
Early 2016
(complete)
Phase 2 Preparation 
Parks Victoria and consultants develop a revised final draft of the master plan based on feedback received and in collaboration with stakeholders. 
Mid 2016
(complete)
Phase 3

Engagement
Formal exhibition of the final draft master plan, including consultation and engagement, community information sessions, and stakeholder meetings. 

5 Dec 2016 to 10 Feb 2017
Phase 4  Finalisation
Parks Victoria and consultants amend the master plan in response to community and stakeholder feedback. 
Feb-April 2017
Phase 5 Approval and release
Formal approval and release of the final master plan.
Mid 2017
Phase 6

Delivery
Parks Victoria will work with DELWP and key stakeholders around implementing of actions outlined in the plan, including potential Expression of Interest process.

 2017 Ongoing
 

Phase 1 

As part of Phase 1, held from January to March 2016, community and stakeholders were asked to comment on a discussion paper (1.2MB PDF). about renewing the 2010 Draft Point Nepean National Park Master Plan (PDF), which was prepared within the planning and management context provided by the Point Nepean Quarantine Station Management Plan 2009 (PDF)


There was a high level of interest during Phase 1, with 50 written submissions and 32 questionnaires completed. Parks Victoria convened 20 stakeholder meetings and approximately 250 people attended community information days at the Quarantine Station on the 5 and 6 February. Thank you to everyone who met with and/or emailed the project team with comments, queries and suggestions. 

Parks Victoria has prepared a Consultation Summary Report (PDF 490KB) of this engagement process and outcomes to help inform the master plan’s development. 

Ms Shelley Penn, appointed by DELWP as an independent advisor on the master plan renewal process, has also prepared a Report on Phase One community engagement (PDF 2.4MB) and emerging issues including recommendations for renewing the master plan.

 

Parks Victoria is currently reviewing the 2010 draft , which was prepared within the planning and management context provided by the Point Nepean National Park and .

Document list

Phase 1 Consultation Summary Report by Parks Victoria (PDF 490KB)
Report on Phase 1 community engagement and emerging issues by Shelley Penn (PDF 2.4MB)
Discussion paper (1.2MB PDF) 
Point Nepean Quarantine Station Management Plan 2009 (PDF 7.2MB)
Draft 2010 Point Nepean National Park Master Plan (PDF 10MB)

 

University of Melbourne’s National Centre for Coasts and Climate

On 15 April, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was established between the Department of Environment, Land, Planning and Water (DELWP) and the University of Melbourne. 

The purpose of the MOU is to:

  • provide a mechanism for  the University of Melbourne to secure $2.1 million of available Federal funding for marine science related research of relevance to the park
  • establish a working relationship for the sharing of ‘regulatory and policy information’ relevant to the facility
  • facilitate the University of Melbourne’s preparation of a final proposal for a National Centre for Coasts and Climate research facility at Point Nepean National Park. 

As stated in the MOU, DELWP and the University of Melbourne will explore “the potential to establish an education and research facility in a manner that will not be detrimental to the protection of the park, including its natural, Indigenous, historic, cultural landscape and recreational values.” 

The MOU also confirms that Parks Victoria will finalise the Point Nepean National Park Master Plan before government considers proposals. The master plan will define an implementation strategy and design parameters for assessing all proposals in the park.

The draft master plan will be exhibited later this year, and at that time community and stakeholders will have the opportunity to meet with Parks Victoria staff to discuss the draft master plan proposals and provide submissions.

Should you wish to issue a submission regarding ideas for research or education in the park please direct your feedback to Parks Victoria, rather than the University of Melbourne, for consideration as part of the master planning process, via email to: pointnepeanmasterplan@parks.vic.gov.au

Background documents

  • Any information contained in these documents is provided for general information only.
  • Parks Victoria makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy of any information contained in these documents.
  • Many of the documents include concepts or suggestions from external consultants that have provided input into Parks Victoria’s planning processes.  Not all concepts or suggestions have been incorporated into the strategic directions for the Point Nepean National Park.  Any views or opinions expressed in these documents do not necessary represent the views or opinions of Parks Victoria.
  • Parks Victoria shall have no liability for any statements, opinions, information or matters (express or implied) arising out of, contained in or derived from, or for any omissions from, or failure to correct any information in these documents. 

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