Forster Main Beach Masterplan - approaches

Submissions closing on 29 June 2018, 11:59 PM


MidCoast Council is developing a Masterplan to guide future development in the Forster Main Beach precinct, an iconic area much loved by locals and visitors alike. The Masterplan is being developed for use as a vital tool in attracting funding to upgrade the Forster Main Beach precinct. The Masterplan is intended to represent a 30 year strategy and will be an important tool to obtain funding, liaise with stakeholders, budget and generally plan for the future of the precinct.

Now we want your feedback on the developed approaches, via an online survey form and a storytelling competition (see the tabs below to have your say).

Big Plans BBQ - Friday 15 June

You're invited to attend the free Big Plans BBQ - at Forster Ocean Baths on Friday 15 June - drop in anytime from 11am - 1pm.  Ask us any questions you have about the Draft Masterplan approaches, complete your feedback at the online booth and enjoy a sausage sandwich with us.

In July 2017, over 500 people provided feedback - big and small ideas - for modernising the precinct and providing a more user-friendly recreational and social hub for the Main Beach area. Consultations with Forster SLSC and other special interest groups were also held. Visit the Forster Main Beach project page for more information on the background to this project.

Using this extensive feedback, The Design Partnership worked on concept development and produced a 'framework' which was workshopped by the community last October. From there, Council's internal project team and The Design Partnership have developed the final approaches, which have considered various elements and constraints of the site, including parking and traffic management, planning considerations, environmental factors (including coastal erosion and water sensitive urban design), economic development, open/green space considerations, built form, spatial analysis and community engagement.

View the Draft Masterplan Approaches(PDF, 11MB) document, and then complete our feedback form to have your say.

Click here to view form.

Complete the question about how you, your family and friends could use the new Main Beach precinct and be in the running to win a coffee voucher from Beach Bums Café.

Click here to view form.