CfB OBJECTIVES

Bellarine 2050 Our Place Our Future / Symposium Workshop Outcome Notes

Committee for Bellarine : Bellarine 2050 Our Place Our Future / Symposium Workshop Outcome Notes.

 2011 FORUM I  – Vision, Direction & Values

The Bellarine has a past steeped in farming, land management, aquaculture, equine industry, recreation and tourism.

 
The region is literally a ‘greenfield’ for sustainable development viable for all townships – not yet overdeveloped, overpopulated or destroyed by overuse and is a perfect environment of mixed-use inland areas with both bayside and ocean coastlines.
Symposium Workshop – October 2011.
Interested members of the public were invited by the Committee for Bellarine to the Bellarine 2050 Symposium Workshop and participated in the development of a strategic framework aimed at supporting initiatives for the future growth of  The Bellarine in a multiple stakeholders’ environment.

Keynote Speaker:  Professor Hisham Elkadi

Deakin Head of School of Architecture & Building
and Chair of Academic Board.

Symposium objectives:

• To identify current challenges, pressures and opportunities related to the future growth of the region;
• To define key issues in the region;
• To establish a Framework for the future growth of the region.

Below are the issues that arose and were considered to be of importance to all.

Vision, Direction & Values

Vision

Give direction
Address difficulties
Semi-urban garden city
Separate from Geelong
Need Vision/Direction
Clear identity for the Bellarine
Vision – anchored by community values
Learning society
Driven by principles & ideas- not rigid plans

Representation

Separate Council for Bellarine
Separate Council
Planning – specific Dept for Bellarine
CfB invite representatives from each Town
Community voice
Links to CoGG Councillors
Links/influence into Local, State, Federal bureaucracies

Arts/Culture

Establishment of an iconic arts precinct
More cultural capital for the Bellarine
Define Bellarine culture

Education

Expanded education hub – off Grubb Rd
Tertiary education
Applied sciences & engineering

Community

Great sense of community
Community planning – long term
Individual communities – need to glue together
Places/venues for people to congregate
Ecologically sensitive and knowledgeable society
Encourage & maintain volunteerism

Heritage

Preserve heritage aspects of Bellarine
Maintain village ethos

Land Use Planning

Planning – proactive statutory & strategic
Control expansion
Preserve boundaries of coastal settlements
Retention of scenic quality
Encourage “in-fill” development
Urban development that respect carrying capacity

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Maintain lifestyle
Community wellbeing – social infrastructure
Housing choice/affordability – ownership & rental
Youth involvement & interaction
Services for ageing population

Local Economy

More local employment
Emphasis on local employment
Tourism – active throughout the whole year in all Bellarine towns
Festivals spread out – not on same weekends
Grow tourism industry
Sustainable tourism
Protect & promote tourism
Tourism – central location – higher profile
Tourism
Tourism – consistent with lifestyle
Boating precinct- marina development
Support recreational fishing
Farm based tourism
Cottage industries in tourism
Protect fishing industry
Only two genuine Bellarine farmers – excluding wineries
Food security CoE – hydroponics

Investment strategy

More local business services – i.e. accounting, banking
Transport
Transport infrastructure solutions
Drysdale Ring Road
Water ferry – to/from Bellarine
Extension of rall across the Bellarine
Solar monorail

Safe cycling routes

Promote bikes & pedestrian facilities and network
Walkable suburbs, communities
Better connected Bellarine communities
Aged friendly transport

Environment

Protect natural landscape
Plant-out & protect areas
Green regeneration – planning & envisioning
Paddocks to forest
Don’t mess with the ecology

Energy

Harness tidal power
Self energy communities – get off the grid
Waste reuse
Understanding of water, food, energy needs
 

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  • Peddle Thorpe Architects

  • Atlantis Resources Corporation

  • Renewable Energy Solutions Australia

     
     

Committee for Bellarine Objectives

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objectives and actions:

All Objectives:

The short-term focus of the Committee for Bellarine will be to:

  • Establish an executive and build a strong diverse membership base.
  • Define key projects to focus initial energies.
  • Establish taskforces using our diverse membership base.
  • Establish a positive community relationship.
  • Improve community attitudes to economic innovation and dynamism.  
  • Secure funding for its operation as a not-for-profit organisation.

 

The mid-term focus of the Committee for Bellarine will be to:

?      Secure funding for its operation as a not-for-profit organisation.

  • Establish an executive and build a strong diverse membership base.
  • Define key projects to focus initial energies.
  • Establish taskforces using our diverse membership base.
  • Establish a positive community relationship.
  • Improve community attitudes to economic innovation and dynamism.

 

The long-term focus of the Committee for Bellarine will be to:

  • Establish and build a strong community presence.
  • Establish taskforces using our diverse membership base.
  • Establish a positive community relationship.
  • Improve community attitudes to economic innovation and dynamism.  
  • Continue funding its operation as a not-for-profit organisation.

Committee for Bellarine Purpose

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Statement of Purpose:

The Committee for Bellarine will act as a catalyst by researching, validating, building community support, and initiating, longer-term projects.
These will materially improve the quality of life for all citizens of the Bellarine in harmony with the many community groups and institutions also working in the interests of the Bellarine community by –
Stimulating innovation and leadership
Building a community-wide understanding of the evolving national and international landscape together with a community consensus of the steps required to benefit from these evolutionary changes.
Pursuing policies to improve community prosperity. 
This will require stimulating employment and economic opportunities by promoting the strengths of the region’s diverse infrastructure, human resources and potential for growth. This recognizes the need to drive innovation and dynamism throughout The Bellarine business community.
Creating employment opportunities. 
Advocating an environment of awareness among residents, ratepayers, business owners, local / State/ Federal governments of the need for support for the creation of an alternative base for employment opportunities.
Improving sustainability education and knowledge management.

Promoting the concept of managing for environmental sustainability whilst maintaining a balance with a healthy economy aligned with a strong sense of social well-being and the natural environment.
Promoting The Bellarine 
Promoting The Bellarine as an attractive location for cultural, recreational, and tourism pursuits the recognizes the outstanding geographic, historical, social and rural features of the region.
Encouraging youth participation. 
Advocating for the social, cultural, environmental and economic infrastructure necessary to provide the opportunity to fulfill their potential within specific areas of education, health, transport, communications, culture, housing, and related human services.

Read More:  The Vision