Update - March 2023
The development of the Campbells Cove & Baileys Beach Master Plan has been delayed while we work through a range of public access issues. We will continue to work with the Department of Energy, Environment & Climate Action in the planning and protection of the Wyndham coastline.
In recent months Council has undertaken erosion management works in five locations at Campbells Cove & Baileys Beach. These urgent works were approved by Department of Energy, Environment & Climate Action to manage deteriorating erosion hot spots following several large storm events. Some sites were also impacted by coastal erosion which required urgent works to stabilise the coastal cliff face. Please see images below of recently completed works to stabilise the cliff face and access road from erosion impacts. The rock filled wire mesh bags absorb wave energy while protecting the cliff face and are expected to fill with sand and coastal plants over time.
Council is developing a new master plan for Campbells Cove and Baileys Beach. The Wyndham community have already provided some ideas for improving this unique and beautiful section of the Wyndham coastline as part of the Wyndham Coastal & Marine Management Plan. We want to understand which ideas you like and how you rate the existing facilities to guide the future master plan.
Check out the map below to see what is proposed at each numbered site.
1. Develop a boardwalk, seating area and lookout at the Baileys Beach Point to allow visitors to relax, fish and enjoy the views of the coastline. Future Wyndham Bay Trail connection to Wyndham Harbour.
2. Provide shaded picnic facilities, a rest spot for cyclists and improved public access from the car park. Upgrade car parking including shade trees, marked parking bays and connecting footpaths paths.
3. Develop a 2.5 metre wide Bay Trail, adjacent to the neighbouring farms, connecting the Baileys Beach Point with the end of Crawfords Road.
4. Investigate erosion mitigation options for the soft clay cliff face, consistent with Department of Land Water & Planning requirements.
5. Upgrade car parking areas to including shade trees, marked parking bays and connecting footpaths. Move car parking back from the cliff edge to manage rubbish dumping issues and erosion impacts to the soft clay cliff face. Improve pedestrian access to the beach.
6. Explore opportunities to treat stormwater runoff through planted reed beds to improve the quality of water entering Port Phillip Bay after storm events.
7. Improve the look and feel at the road intersection, creating a much better sense of arrival and improved sense of place. Provide wayfinding signs and walking information. Create a visitor node with seating overlooking the water, shaded picnic facilities, beach access and facilities for cyclists.
8. Develop a Slow Street or shared use zone along the roadway extending to the northern car park where cars, cyclists and pedestrians can safely share the available road space. Reduce the road traffic speed and install traffic calming measures to create a welcoming and accessible environment for pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair users, children, families and older adults.
9. Explore options to better manage untreated farm irrigation runoff to reduce water quality impacts into Port Phillip Bay.
10. Explore opportunities to improve public access including footpaths, seating and picnic tables to allow visitors to enjoy the unique boat shed environment, small beach areas and views across the water.
11. Explore options to better manage untreated farm irrigation runoff to reduce water quality impacts into Port Phillip Bay.
12. Explore opportunities to improve public access including footpaths, seating and picnic tables to allow visitors to enjoy the unique boat shed environment, small beach areas and views across the water.
13. Explore options to better manage untreated farm irrigation runoff to reduce water quality impacts into Port Phillip Bay.
14. Develop a visitor node on the open grassed area including shaded picnic facilities, barbeques, a rest spot for cyclists, public toilets, an outdoor shower, improved beach access and improved dog off lead facilities.
How to get involved?
Get involved today by:
- Dropping a pin below to provide feedback on the ideas proposed for different locations
- Completing the short survey below
- Following the project by clicking on the follow button in the header to stay updated as this project progresses