Join the Bells Beach conversation and have your say
The Bells Beach Community Visioning Taskforce is halfway through an extensive online consultation forum at http://www.oursay.org/surfcoast/bells and anyone interested in the reserve’s future is encouraged to get involved. The forum, which will run until Thursday 27 March, provides a point for people to raise their visions for the Bells Beach reserve, to raise major issues affecting the reserve and vote on ideas.
The Taskforce will discuss and respond to top ideas raised in the online consultation at a public forum on Monday 31 March. The forum will be a public event, with details to be announced on the OurSay Forum and the Surf Coast Shire website next week.
Taskforce Chair John Thwaites said it was important a broad range of views was raised and discussed in the online forum. "There will be a second stage of consultation once the Taskforce has analysed information from the online forum and other submissions. It is important that people with views come forward and get involved in this process so the Taskforce is able to provide advice to the Surf Coast Shire Council on a proposed vision for the reserve," Mr Thwaites said.
“This will also assist Council with its new Coastal Management Plan in 2015, which is required under state government legislation. I would encourage anyone with a passion for Bells who hasn't logged on yet to get online and put forward their ideas," Mr Thwaites said.
Written submissions can also be lodged by post to Talking Bells, C-/ Surf Coast Shire Council, PO Box 350, Torquay, 3228 before Monday 24 March.
For more information, visit http://www.oursay.org/surfcoast/bells.
Stage two will commence in April, with more details to be announced shortly.