Phase 2

August 2018 update: Patterson River

The engagement report for the Patterson River Concept Plan has been finalised.Key findings from surveys, submissions, workshops and stakeholder interviews conducted through both phases of the project are presented.

DELWP is using this information to finalise the Concept Plan which will be released, on this site, in the next few months.


Patterson River Draft Concept Plan

(as at May 2018) Over the last four months, DELWP has been working closely with Patterson River stakeholders and community members to develop a better understanding about the way they use the area, and how they would like to see it improved.

To date, over 1000 individuals have given feedback to DELWP about new developments or improvements they would like to see. From these conversations, we have created the draft Concept Plan.


With nearly 60 actions to choose from in the plan, we have asked the community, via the survey below, to tell us which actions they think should be completed before others. The draft Concept Plan was open for comment via the survey below until 27 May 2018.

Individuals were also able to tell us their thoughts by attending DELWP's Open House event on 24 May at the Patterson Lakes Community Centre (Meeting room 1) from 11 am to 4 pm.


The comments and ideas we have heard from the community have been divided into the following key themes:


Lower Precinct

1. Improve amenity for broader community

2. Improve safety

3. Reduce congestion

4. Optimise space at Launching Way

5. Ensure access for all

6. Enhance environmental outcomes


Upper Precinct

1. Improve security and safety

2. Provide easier access across the site

3. Increase parking capacity & improve access to the site

4. Improve environmental management

5. Improve the standard of land facilities

6. Restore the water course and other water based facilities

7. Improve amenity for non-boaters

8. Improve management of the site

9. Increase revenue for the site to help pay for its maintenance


Draft Concept Plan maps

These maps are also embedded in the draft Concept Plan, and can be downloaded from the Document Library on the right-hand side bar.


How will the results this survey be used?

The survey results will inform the workshops to be held with key stakeholders in June. These stakeholders will be working with us to finalise the Concept Plan. The results will also guide future precinct managers when developing an implementation plan for the area.


SURVEY NOW CLOSED

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Are you a member of a club or school that uses the Patterson River precinct? Required
If you answered yes to the above, which one(s)? (select all that apply)
Do you own or hire powered boats?
Do you own or hire paddle boats?

Lower Precinct (Including Launching Way)

Questions 1-3 relate to Map 1, Lower Patterson River Precinct


1. If there were five actions that we could implement in the next two years, which five would you choose?

Launching Way questions

Questions 4 - 7 refer to Maps 2 and 3, Lower Patterson River Precinct Plan.

Note: Actions flagged as 'aspirational' in the Concept Plan are not included. These are noted as actions requiring significant additional development, before they could be considered for implementation.


4. If there were five actions that we could implement in the next two years, which five would you choose?
7. There are a number of actions proposed to reduce traffic congestion in this area. Please pick the three that will be most effective.

Upper Precinct (including the National Water Sports Centre)

Questions 8-10 relate to Maps 4, 5 & 6, Upper Patterson River Precinct.

Note: Actions flagged as 'aspirational' in the Concept Plan are not included. These are noted as actions requiring significant additional development, before they could be considered for implementation.


8. If there were six actions that we could implement in the next two years, which six would you choose?

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.


Disclosure: To ensure the accuracy of data, only six responses per IP address will be incorporated into our data analysis. If your household includes more than six people, please email penny.a.gillespie@delwp.vic.gov.au to request an alternative way to submit your response.


Privacy

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The information you provide will be used to help inform the draft Patterson River Concept Plan, and to keep you updated on the project if you choose to provide contact details.

The information you provide will be made available to DELWP to help inform the future of the Patterson River area. Personal details (name/contact details) will not be made public.

You may access the information you have provided to DELWP and Parks Victoria by contacting Penny Gillespie at penny.a.gillespie@delwp.vic.gov.au.


Phase 1

Overview

The Patterson River area has been brought to DELWP’s attention as having a number of issues that need resolving.

In the Lower Precinct, the boat ramp area is known to suffer congestion in peak boating and fishing periods, causing issues for boat-ramp users and the general public (such as cyclists, walkers, etc) alike. Launching Way is also home to non powered boating clubs. In the past, there have been plans for this area developed that focus on one or two interest areas.

In the Upper Precinct, the National Water Sports Centre has the potential to be a high quality recreational land and water sports facility, but a coordinated plan for the site’s development has yet to be developed.

DELWP is responding to these community concerns by speaking with the community and stakeholders in order to create a Concept Plan that will outline ways to improve the infrastructure and facilities on the Patterson river in the future.

The concept plan will help guide future development and funding proposals along the Patterson river.


What happens next?

The results of the Patterson River survey have been collated and can be viewed here:

These results have been used to create the draft Concept Plan.

All respondents who took part in the first survey will be contacted to keep them updated in the project’s progress, and all updates will be posted on the DELWP Port Phillip Facebook page.


Funding committed to NWSC upgrades

On Wednesday, 14 March 2018, Premier Daniel Andrews announced that $3 million has been allocated in the May State budget towards improving the facilities, infrastructure and visual amenity of the National Water Sports Centre.

More than 60 people attended the announcement, which was made at the Melbourne Cable Park, including Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily d’Ambrosio; Member for Mordialloc Tim Richarsdon; Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny; as well councillors for the Greater Dandenong City Council. Numerous river user groups were also in attendance.


Patterson River engagement survey

This survey is now closed.

Residents in the surrounding areas of Patterson River and other stakeholders have had the opportunity to tell us how they use the Patterson River area, and how they would like to see it transformed in the future. The submission period closed on 28 February 2018.

Disclosure: To ensure the accuracy of data, only six responses per IP address will be incorporated into our data analysis. If your household includes more than six people, please email penny.gillespie@delwp.vic.gov.au to request an alternative way to submit your response.

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2. What age group are you in?
3. Are you a member of a local club/ community group relevant to Patterson River Lower or Upper Precincts?
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4. Where did you find out about this survey?

Lower Precinct Questions

These questions refer to land use along the Patterson river between Nepean Highway and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway.

5. Do you use this area?
5a. If yes, how do you currently use the land along the lower precinct of the Patterson River?
6. Do you use the water?
6a. If yes, what do you use the water for?
7. What are the three most important issues that this project should address in the lower precinct?
9. Do you have a disability or mobility restriction that requires additional access facilities?
9a. If yes, do you find the current access facilities:

National Water Sports Centre

These questions refer to the land along the Patterson River, east of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, known as the National Water Sports Centre (NWSC).

10. Do you use this area?
10a. If yes, how do you currently use the land at the National Water Sports Centre?
11. Do you use the water at the National Water Sports Centre?
11a. If yes, what do you use the water for?
12. How would you rate the facilities for water activities at the National Water Sports Centre?
13. What are the three most important issues that this project should address in the NWSC?

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Privacy

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The information you provide will be used to help inform the draft Patterson River Concept Plan, and to keep you updated on the project if you choose to provide contact details.

The information you provide will be made available to the DELWP to help inform the future of the Patterson River area. Personal details (name/contact details) will not be made public.

You may access the information you have provided to DELWP and Parks Victoria by contacting Penny Gillespie at Penny.A.Gillespie@delwp.vic.gov.au.