Public Meeting on Crown Harbour master plan

Minister for Lands, Tony Kelly, announced there will be a community information session next week to get feedback on progress on the Forster Tuncurry Crown Harbour Master Plan project.

The Forster Tuncurry Crown Harbour Project will establish a long term plan for Cape Hawke Harbour and the CBD foreshore of the two towns,” Mr Kelly said.

Analysis works undertaken to date will be on display and we are seeking input from the community at the session that will take place in the Tuncurry Community Hall on Tuesday March 9th at 6pm.
The design team will be on hand to answer questions and listen to ideas that people may have.

The project is considering future safe harbour facilities for both lake and ocean going vessels, while preparing for expected demands on the harbour’s waterfront for improved public access and public boating facilities in the near to long term future.

The plan will identify opportunities to generate employment as well as reviewing commercial land uses to support the construction and maintenance of public facilities.

Mr Kelly said the plan will seek to support social, economic and environmental sustainability.

This is a very important opportunity for an integrated approach for the long term planning of this vital and beautiful area,” Mr Kelly said.

It is a joint project between the Land and Property Management Authority and Great Lakes Council.” Master planning is scheduled to be completed in early 2011.

The master plan area includes Cape Hawke Harbour with its islands. The area includes all the public foreshore lands and adjacent waters between the Sporties Club and the end of Point Road in Tuncurry and from “The Bullring” public baths on Forster Beach and the lake front to Barclays in Forster.