WHAT’S HAPPENING

APPROVED & IN THE PIPELINE

NEW STREET LIGHTS FOR MORCE AVE

It hasn’t been easy, but we will have character lights in Morce Ave in a few weeks, they will be as pictured painted in Coastal Black.

This will mean that we will have far more chance of getting the Ocean Beach Road & Foreshore lights to match.

Big thank you to the Sorrento Chamber of Commerce & others for their assistance.

PERSONAL WATER CRAFT & BOATS

There are hundreds of Dinghys & Personal Water Craft that have been abandoned on the Sorrento Foreshore. With our high tide now in the vegetation line, these items are taking up precious space,. 

 There will be more information shortly but the process has begun that will see these removed as full time residents on the beach. I am working on boat racks the same as Camerons Bight for those with a mooring.

SHORT TERM PARKING IN OCEAN BEACH ROAD

To enable our take away venues to survive, the council has agreed to areas of short tern parking. Signage will be visable soon.

The new timed parking areas will be around the area from stringers to Kerferd Avenue.

 

BITUMEN FOOTPATH BETWEEN WEBSTERS CNR AND THE BATHS RESTAURANT

Early 2023 the stretch of bitumen path between Websters corner and the Baths Restaurant will be re-sealed

A small section from Websters Corner was done a few years ago, this is great news for all those who have slipped on the loose surface

PARKING BEHIND BLAIRGOWRIE CAFE

Thankfully parking behind the Blairgowrie Cafe will be reopening before Christmas

ST PAULS ROAD GENERAL STORE

Parking area directly in front of St Pauls Rd General Store is to be re-sealed early 2023

WHAT I'M CURRENTLY WORKING ON

FOOTPATHS VEGETATION CLEARANCE

Footpaths are allocated by the Shire to create & complete links, not to address pedestrian safety which is the major issue we have on many of our roads, with people dodging cars. We have a number of areas screaming out for paths, but with planning alone running at $100 – $200K per path, our chances & those across the shire of getting paths are next to zero. To get our residents off the busy roads, i am happy to start with vegetation clearance, goat tracks, crushed rock & any other option available. Our footpath strategy will be something that gets people off the roads asqp, and can be literally built on over time.

SORRENTO FORESHORE MASTERPLANS

We now have a comprehensive  blue print for exactly what our community really wants, this is an amazing achievement in unity!  I will continue to work through this- all details on the home page

OCEAN BEACH ROAD REVEGETATION

Currently getting feedback for plant/tree selection.  Most of the current Sheoaks  & Bottle Brush (Casuarinas & Callistermons) are dead or dying & were never really appropriate for a street tree in a shopping precinct – don’t forget those hard nuts they produce that many people have slipped on.

 

DAVID MACFARLAN RESERVE 

The David MacFarlan Masterplan is currently underway, this is hopefully just a refresh of the layout of our sporting facilities – including the Footy Club, Cricket Club, Bowling Club, Tennis Club, Sorrento Community Center, Sorrento Portsea RSL, Sea Scouts, CFA