Have Your Say

We'd love to get your thoughts on the Smiths Beach Town Plan. Responses to the below survey will be collated and used to inform the final plan. 

The Draft Vision

We want to ensure that the vision developed for the Smiths Beach Town Plan is consistent with the wider community's vision.

We have prepared the following draft vision:

Home to the ancient Bunurong people, with continuous of history, culture and ongoing connection, and its more recent community, emerging from holiday and surf culture, Smiths Beach will be a relaxed and connected coastal town that continues to embrace its seaside character, significant environmental attributes, and strong sense of community.

The town will remain a destination for visitors as a longstanding coastal attraction, while maintaining the relaxed residential amenity and sense of place treasured by the local community. The town will comfortably manage seasonal ebbs and flows of activity through the effective planning of access and movement, with a focus on people, to ensure safety and connectivity.

Smiths Beach will be an exemplar of resilience and sustainability as it deals with the stressors of peak periods, climate change and increasing attraction of visitors.

The town plan will be responsive to the challenges Smiths Beach faces, evolving as the needs of the community change into the future and will harness the community’s desire to continue to build on opportunities, driven by the strong passionate community voice including locals and agencies who care deeply about their town.

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* 1. How well does this Vision capture your aspirations for Smiths Beach?

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* 2. Optional - Tell us what you like or dislike about the Vision and why

Key Directions, Objectives and Actions

The Volume 2 Report includes a number of objectives and actions relating to land-use planning, infrastructure and environmental enhancement. A list of all objectives and actions is included at part 6 (Implementation Plan) of the Volume 2 Report

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* 3. How well do the Key Directions, Objectives and Actions address the vision for Smiths Beach?

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* 4. Optional - please tell us why you gave the above answer?

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* 5. Is there any key directions, actions or objectives that don’t have a place in the future of Smiths Beach? Why not? (please provide further information about how you would like the key directions, objectives or action changed)

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* 6. Are there any of these actions that you consider a higher or lower priority to the others?

"Gamechanger" Projects

There are Four “Gamechanger” projects proposed that are considered to be key in enhancing the social, economic and environmental values of the town and reaching the listed vision. They are listed in part 5 of the Volume 2 report. They are:
  1. Create a trail to connect YCW Beach and Smiths Beach
  2. Implement the YCW Beach Masterplan
  3. Reimagine the Smiths Beach Carpark
  4. Enhance the Smiths Beach Town Centre

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* 7. How well do these projects align with the VIsion for Smiths Beach?

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* 8. Do you have any ideas to improve these "Gamechanger" projects?

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* 9. Is the above sequence of these "Gamechanger" projects correct? Please place the four projects in the priority order you think is the most appropriate

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* 10. Is there another project that should be included or excluded from the “Gamechanger” project list?

Tell us about you

These next questions will help us understand who we're reaching in the community with this survey

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* 11. What's your relationship to Smiths Beach?

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* 13. Which age category do you fit into?

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* 14. Do you or someone in your immediate network have a mobility or access requirement?

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* 15. Please provide some contact details if you'd like to receive updates on the progress of the Smiths Beach Town Plan project

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