What are we doing?

Frankston City Council is currently developing a Coastal and Marine Management Plan which will set out our vision, objectives and actions for the management of the Frankston and Seaford coastal and marine areas.

Stretching from Kackeraboite Creek in the South to Keast Park in the north our coastline is renowned as the most pristine and accessible stretch of foreshore on Port Phillip Bay.

How will we do it?

We will collaborate with Traditional Owners, the wider community, key stakeholders and agencies to shape our vision, objectives, and actions for the Plan. With your help, we want to protect and enhance the marine and coastal environment, adapt to climate change, support sustainable use and strengthen community engagement.

Stage 2 - Targeted community and key agency engagement

Are you directly impacted by Frankston City Council's coastal management?

If so, you're invited to join our targeted community engagement events in August and September 2022.

This targeted consultation will take what we have heard so far and develop a deeper understanding of the values, issues and opportunities for our coastline. As key a stakeholder, we want to identify your activities and needs, both current and anticipated in the future, and your views on the investment required to address these.

Gathering this information will ensure that our Plan is informed by the best available scientific, environmental, cultural, social, and economic knowledge for improved environmental outcomes.

Through these sessions we want to develop a better understanding, address and plan for the impacts of climate change, sustainable use, development and protection of the marine and coastal environment.

Not available, or not directly impacted by coastal management? No stress, we look forward to engaging further with you later in 2022 with our draft Coastal Marine Management Plan. Be sure to 'follow' this page to receive updates.

Stage 1 - Community consultation

Over February and March 2022, we engaged with over 200 people at the Waterfront Festival and online.

We asked for your thoughts on how we can improve and enhance our Marine and Coastal environment. We welcomed your feedback by completing our questionnaire, mapping activity or colouring activity.

We received 157 survey responses and 253 interactive map contributions.

Three lucky winners also received a gift voucher to dine at one of our foreshore restaurants!

Thank you to those who participated!

The information captured from our community engagement in February - March 2022 has been reviewed, and is now assisting us to identify values, issues and opportunities. It is also guiding our conversations with Traditional Owners, internal Council departments, state agencies, community groups and our Foreshore Advisory Committee in Stage 2.

A snapshot of your quotes on what you want us to address:

What you love about our coastal and marine environment:

No matter what time of the year, rain hail or shine our community uses our foreshore on a daily basis with Frankston Waterfront, Oliver’s Hill and Long Island utilised the most.

Our community loves to keep active by walking and swimming along our coastline. Not to mention taking time out to relax on our beautiful beaches.

Having a healthy and biodiverse coastal ecosystem was the important factor to having a great coastal experience.

What you value most about our coastline:

Important to you are:

  • A clean undisturbed natural environment.
  • Beautiful clean sand and safe swimming spaces.
  • Litter free environment.
  • Recreational opportunities.
  • Great facilities.
  • Listening to birdlife.
  • Ability to walk the dogs.
  • Boardwalk
  • Beautiful scenery.
  • Nippers and Life Saving Clubs.

Key causes for concern were:

70% were satisfied whilst 30% were not satisfied with the management of our coastal and marine areas.

You are most concerned about:

  • Degradation of the natural environment and ecology in the area is not improving.
  • Safe boat harbour ruining the beach.
  • Stormwater pollution.
  • Lack of parking.
  • Rubbish management in high traffic areas.
  • Jet skis close to the shore and pier.
  • Dog poo and enforcement.
  • Facility maintenance.
  • Oliver’s Hill a wasted space.

Opportunities we can work on:

  • Accessibility and universal access for all.
  • Action on the climate emergency.
  • Tread lightly and minimise our carbon footprint.
  • Coastal dune rehabilitation.
  • Education on litter and dune protection.
  • More bins at popular areas in peak times.
  • Traditional owner walking tours.
  • Balance of natural areas and restaurants.
  • Upgrades to seating, shade and boardwalks.
  • Upgrades to club facilities.
  • Ensure the natural environment is protected for future generations.