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:
We are now in the process of using these results to create a draft Concept Plan. This plan will include detailed options for specific areas along the river.
The options will be presented on the Engage Victoria website for the community to select their preferred options and provide feedback.
While the survey is open, we will also be hosting an Open House for the community to meet with us and tell us their thoughts in person on their preferred options and any feedback they have for us.
From the next survey and Open House, we will finalise the 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 email@example.com to request an alternative way to submit your response.
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.