Bateau Bay Masterplan
The Bateau Bay Town Centre Masterplan (adopted 9 April 2014) provides a long term strategic direction for the desired development of the area.
The Masterplan facilitates the development of a range of additional land uses within the Town Centre including leisure/entertainment, business services, employment and housing.
Development of the 'Crown Land Opportunity Site' adjoining the Bateau Bay Square, is being discussed with the Crown Lands Department, Charter Hall and The Entrance Leagues Club, and neighbouring land holders.
Above: Artist's impression of upgrades to Bateau Bay shopping centre (Charter Hall)
The Masterplan identifies key sites that can be developed as joint ventures or public private partnerships. These partnerships would enable public domain improvements and/or generate additional revenue for reinvestment in community and recreational facilities or other improvements.
A new civic square is proposed as part of any development of the Crown Land Opportunity Site adjoining Bateau Bay Square.
Above: Artist's impression of the proposed upgrades to the Bateau Bay Northern sporting field complex
The plan seeks to improve connectivity within the Town Centre, and facilitate and improve parking and traffic flows, for example proposed acquisition of Crown Land to the west of Bateau Bay Square, providing additional parking and vehicular access through the rear of the Shopping Centre.
It is also proposed to upgrade the existing bus interchange allowing for increased queuing space for buses and improved safety.
Above: Artist's impression of the proposed upgrades to the Charter Hall bus interchange
The Masterplan was developed through a collaborative process between Council, the landowners and the local community. One on one meetings were held with the landowners and 2 Community Information Days were held at Bateau Bay Shopping Centre during preparation and public exhibition of the Masterplan.
Where to Now?
Stage 1 of the Masterplan will now commence
A Public Domain Strategy and Implementation Plan set out the budget, priorities, staging and delivery for a range of public domain improvements.
A planning proposal to rezone land (i.e the Long Jetty Works Depot, adjacent Crown Land to the north of Bateau Bay Square, the Southern Opportunity Site and the Leagues Club Community Precinct) within the Town Centre to a B4 Mixed Use zone is currently underway. The B4 Mixed Use zone will encourage a wider range of land uses that increase community and economic activity, provide increased employment opportunities, and will enable the concepts and visions outlined within the Masterplans to be realised.