Land Use


What you told us


Enhance decking and facilities under Norfolk Island Pines, taking advantage of the shade.

Provide a flat, grassy space at the foreshore, consistent with the existing function of the foreshore.

Avoid mounds that are too tall at the foreshore.

An amphitheatre won’t be used in this location for events.

Ensure provision of disability access at the foreshore.

Provide the function of a plaza at the Public Purpose Reserve.

Upgrade facilities at the Public Purpose Reserve.

Provide better access to information services for visitors.

Foreshore is exposed to the weather limiting usefulness of space.



Ensure provision of adequate parking spaces and do not reduce numbers of spaces.

Ensure provision of accessible and short stay parking near the foreshore and on Lord Street.

Ensure legibility of parking for international visitors.

Include time management of parking.

Provide parking for caravans and campervans.

Relocate the bus pick up / drop off close to the Public Purpose Reserve.

Provide out of town parking with shuttle bus service.

Campervans and caravans park all night on streets and leave litter.

Caravan park residents often park in the street.

Seek further parking next to Surf Life Saving Club and caravan park.


What are the main concerns?

Existing decks below Norfolk Island Pines is an inadequate public space due to poor configuration of decking, pavement and the encroachment of parked cars.

The foreshore needs to provide a variety of uses.

Uses at the foreshore need to be suited to a changeable coastal environment.

Uses at the foreshore need to accommodate user groups with limited mobility.

Visitor information provision is dated and in need of upgrading.

Port Campbell is highly dependent on motorised vehicles.

Parking in town is largely unregulated.

Parking should be as convenient as possible.

Some parking demand is location specific, for example the fishermen’s car park and the Old Great Ocean Road lookout, and cannot be readily relocated.

The SCMP recommends the establishment of a park and ride hub associated with Port Campbell, for which a suitable location needs to be identified.

Existing views to the bay from the car is appreciated by the locals.


Has the proposal considered the concerns?

The area below the Norfolk Island Pines is to be enhanced and widened.have allowed for flexible open space at the foreshore.

Mounding is low in height and provides shelter from wind, open grass areas and low maintenance planting which will be durable for the coastal environment.

Provision for pop-up information and online services.

12 Apostles Trail head proposed and arrival point for visitors at the Public Purposes Reserve.

Additional parking has been provided on Tregea Street.

Proposed timed parking to popular destinations.

Proposed disability parking along Lord Street under Norfolk Island Pines and near end of Tregea Street.

Plaza area suited to surf carnival and other seasonal events.

Dedicated large vehicle parking is planed at Upper Cairns Street (e.g. RVs, cars with caravans). 


What should be considered?

Review provision of disabled/short stay parking close to the foreshore.

Identify areas suitable for timed parking.

Further coordination with Parks Victoria regarding Park and Ride proposal.

Review the design of the mounds.

Develop a signage strategy for vehicles.

Review the layout and functionality of the fishermen’s car park and determine whether improvements are possible.

Review the design of the amphitheatre.

Retain parking at entry to Old Great Ocean Road (to the fisherman's lookout).

Ensure universal accessibility to the foreshore.

Provide dedicated viewing car spaces on Lord Street overlooking the bay.