Consultation for this project has concluded. The K Road Cliffs Master Plan was adopted by Council on 17 September 2019.
The K Road Cliffs Master Plan was adopted by Council on 17 September 2019.
A copy of the master plan can be downloaded from the document library. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the development of the master plan.
The K Road Cliffs are iconic to Wyndham. Located on the banks of the Werribee River, the K Road Cliffs are known for their sculptural red clay formations, significant habitat for migratory birds and as a much loved local fishing spot.
A master plan has been developed to guide the long-term protection and enhancement of the K Road Cliffs. The master plan was prepared with signficant input from Wyndham residents, with hundreds of people sharing their ideas, aspirations and local knowledge of the site.
Feedback received at Council's community engagement sessions hosted in February 2019 identified six key design themes to guide the future planning of the area. These include:
- Reduce erosion and protect the unique cliff geology
- Protect and enhance natural vegetation, habitat and the ecology of the site
- Improve parking and minimise vehicle impacts on the site
- Improve the pedestrian experience, connections and walkability
- Better accommodate existing activities and encourage new activities suited to the bush setting
- Improve visitor knowledge and understanding of the site’s ecology and history.
Following the community consultation, a master plan was prepared that includes a number of works to protect and enhance the site including:
- Drainage works to redirect storm water runoff away from the fragile cliff edge
- Two new carparks significantly reducing the impact of vehicles
- Reflective and viewing spaces overlooking the Werribee River landscape
- A new cliff top walking path connecting site features
- Fencing to limit access to the cliff edge
- A new staircase and terraces suitable for viewing and bird photography
- Revegetation works on upper cliff area.
The project will now move towards the implementation stage, with funding currently being sourced from State and Federal Government grants programs to add to Council's funding commitment to the project.