Consultation has now concluded, If you would like to speak to someone about this project please contact the officers in the who's listening section (bottom right). 

Over the summer months of 2016-17, Hobsons Bay City Council conducted a survey to determine how our community uses PA Burns Reserve and the Altona Dog Beach. The survey generated over 400 responses, which shows how much you value this space.

The feedback we got was very valuable and we thank you for participating (survey results can be located in the document library on the right). Your feedback has helped inform our proposed concept plan for the reserve.

Council would like to seek feedback on the proposed concept plan for PA Burns Reserve. The concept plan addresses a number of items that were raised throughout the consultation, including:

  • the interaction between dogs and cyclists along the shared trail
  • the interaction between dogs and cricket players
  • the desire for a space for dogs to run (ie a grassed area)
  • good sight lines from the carpark to the beach access
  • increased parking
  • dog washing facilities at the carpark
  • more rubbish bins and water fountains

The concept plan also includes access for Council vehicles to access the beach for the beach renourishment/dredging program. The plan also includes access for horses who use this beach predominantly during the spring racing carnival.

The highlights of the PA Burns concept plan

  • a grade separation of the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail and dogs accessing the beach, removing the conflict point and ensuring the safety of all members of the community, including our furry friends.
  • a new carpark with dog washing facilities that leads directly to a new green lawn space just for dogs and their families
  • a separate sporting field, designed to remove the conflict of cricket players and dogs.
  • a dedicated access path for vehicles and horses to access the beach without travelling the through the sports field.

For a better view of the concept plan please refer to the document library (right of this page).

The feedback period will close at 5pm on 28 February 2018. Council will then finalise the plans in early 2018 .

Feedback on the Concept Plan for PA Burns Reserve

Consultation has now concluded, If you would like to speak to someone about this project please contact the officers in the who's listening section (bottom right).