Project update August 2019

Following extensive community engagement, Council adopted a Concept Design Plan for the Port Campbell Town Centre Project in March 2019.

Since that time, further work has commenced to progress a more detailed refined design, and this work is now ready to share with community members.

Some of the features of the schematic design include:

  • The shared pedestrian and vehicle zone in Lord Street and Cairns Street. This will give pedestrians priority and allow for future increased pedestrian activity. It will be a low speed area for vehicles
  • Retention of two way vehicle movement on all streets
  • Changes to parking layout and supply - 268 parking spaces are proposed compared to the existing 245 spaces. Car parking provision in Tregea Street is increased from 53 to 71 spaces (including 3 accessible car parks).
  • Accessible car parking to meet current Australian Standards – increased from 6 current car parks to 11 accessible car parks, including parallel, angle and 90⁰ spaces
  • Improved pedestrian linkages to key trails and the National Park, including on the Old Great Ocean Road
  • A revised foreshore treatment, improvements to the interface with Lord Street and Cairns Street and the retention of 90⁰ angle car parking
  • Picnic platforms and decking along the Norfolk Pines area to allow people to stop and view
  • Improved landscaping  and seating opportunities.

The schematic design includes many of the key elements shown on the concept plan adopted by Council in March 2019.  These include:

  • Removal of the roundabout at Great Ocean Road and Morris Street , and a revised intersection design to encourage vehicles to use Morris Street rather than Cairns Street
  • Removal of the roundabout at Cairns Street and Lord Street to improve pedestrian priority
  • Changes to bus movements including reduced bus movement on Cairns Street, and creation of a bus drop off/pick up zone near the Parks Victoria office
  • Introduction of parallel car parking in Lord Street  and provision for timed parking
  • Enhancement of the forecourt area in front of the Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club, to improve usage, movement and pedestrian safety.

Schematic Design Consultation Plans August 2019