Fishermans Beach redevelopment
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A brand new, purpose-built community, tourism and recreation facility on the Torquay foreshore
Fishermans Beach Precinct was officially opened 5 April 2012
Environment and Climate Change Minister Ryan Smith has officially opened the Fishermans Beach Redevelopment project. Mr Smith was joined by the Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos who was representing Deputy Premier Peter Ryan.
The Fishermans Beach redevelopment is now complete, delivering a brand new, purpose-built community, tourism and recreation facility on the Torquay foreshore, which is expected to become a major beachfront drawcard for locals and visitors alike.
The project included:
- new and improved facilities for the Torquay Angling Club and Torquay Marine Rescue Service
- restaurant and kiosk
- public toilets and change rooms
- multi-purpose community meeting space
- public viewing decks
- upgraded walking tracks and landscaping
- improved boat and trailer parking for boat ramp users, and
- dedicated car parking for facility and beach users.
The redevelopment replaced the site's ageing facilities and will deliver a range of economic, social and environmental benefits to the region. These include:
- supporting the Torquay Marine Rescue Service in delivering vital volunteer rescue services
- providing better facilities to support recreational fishing
- enhancing the area's appeal for residents and visitors
- providing a venue for a range of community and recreational activities, and
- delivering new jobs and economic growth to the Torquay township and Surf Coast region
The facility's design addresses environmental factors, including the sensitivity of its coastal location, and features passive solar design, energy efficiency, rainwater storage and greywater recycling.