The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is seeking expressions of interest from Victorian community members to join a Community Panel to help develop a masterplan for the Shrine to Sea project. The Shrine to Sea project will create a 3km boulevard connecting the Domain Gardens to Port Phillip Bay, via Albert and Kerferd Roads.

If selected for this 26 member Community Panel, you will help DELWP to deliver the following project objectives:

  • Celebrating local stories
  • Enhanced Green boulevard
  • Safer and clearer Links and connections for walking and cycling
  • Improved Usable open space

Each member of the Community Panel will be paid $1000 for their time as an acknowledgement of the commitment required at the end of the process. Members will be required to attend two meetings and four workshops held in the local area during 2021. Applicants must be available on the dates below. Absence from more than 1 meeting will disqualify the member from receiving the stipend payment unless otherwise agreed to by DELWP.

  • Wednesday 17 March 2021, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Saturday 27 March 2021, 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday 22 May 2021, 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday 17 July 2021, 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday 11 September 2021, 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 6 October 2021, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

In addition to the times above, there will be some online reading required between meetings. It is envisaged that this will involved 6-10 hours over the seven month period.

How to participate

Please register your interest in being considered for this panel by filling out the form below. Applicants must be 18 years or over to apply.

Expressions of interest for this community panel will close at midnight on 12 February 2021.

Next steps

Applications will be reviewed, and the shortlisted applicants contacted. We aim to bring together a diverse community panel to capture as many skills experiences as possible.

Expression of Interest Form

We require a diverse range of people from all walks of life and varied connections to the project area to join the Shrine to Sea community panel. We invite people who represent various lived experiences, backgrounds and perspectives to register. The final community panel will work with the project team so that DELWP understand the the community's needs and aspirations for the project. The following questions will help us ascertain the unique perspective you will bring to the discussion.

Your privacy is important to us. Your personal information will be used to help us bring together a diverse group of people for the Community Panel. We will not share this information outside of the Community Panel member selection team.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in being considered for this community panel.

What happens next?

An internal selection panel with decision making accountability will be established to assess each candidate’s merits against a set of selection criteria designed to ensure diverse views. They will exercise impartial decision-making and ensure a fair and equitable process.

Candidates will be shortlisted and may be contacted for a follow up discussion which will enable the selection panel to understand your interests and background experience. Our objective is to establish a panel that broadly represents the community, and everyone is welcome to apply.

Collection Notice

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

The personal information you provide in this form will be used to manage applications for the Shrine to Sea Community Panel. This includes understanding the strengths of each application, providing advice on the outcome of your Expression of Interest for the panel and, communicating with people appointed to the panel. DELWP is requesting the information in this form to help select a diverse range of panel members.

The information you provide will be accessible to the DELWP Shrine to Sea project team and to the external engagement consultants, who are assisting the Shrine to Sea project with community engagement, including the Community Panel. Both consultants sign a confidentiality agreement as part of their contract with DELWP.

Overall de-identified and aggregate data may be published relating to the number of Expressions of Interest DELWP received for this Community Panel. General information about the composition of the Community Panel will also be publicly available (e.g. number of panel members).

If all requested information is not received in the Expression of Interest form, the department may be unable to further consider your Expression of Interest for the Shrine to Sea Community Panel.

You may access the information you have provided to the department by emailing If you have further questions, the Senior Engagement Officer for the Shrine to Sea project Amy Hidge can also be contacted on or 0419 901 691.

More information about the department's privacy policy is available via the link below: