The Association’s Major Achievements 1990 to 2015
Venus Bay shopping centre to around 80 shop sites.
Proposed and encouraged the development of the Venus Bay Tarwin Lower
bicycle & walking track.
For almost 20 years the Association has continued to speak against
reticulated water and sewerage in favour of good management of the water
table and the use of eco friendly waste treatment units.
Campaigned successfully against the sealing of private streets in Venus Bay.
Pressure from the Association brings about the first Tarwin Lower
Venus Bay Strategy Plan.
The Association campaigned against situating the Venus Bay Community
House in a private house with inadequate parking, resulting in the Community
Centre being developed on its present site.
The sealing of private streets in VB was revisited by the Shire Council and
again resisted by the Association and the community.
The Association developed and
conducted an updated survey of the
Tarwin Lower Venus Bay community
via StratPlan 2005.
against a proposed 2000 house
development on ‘Evergreen’ at
Venus Bay and in partnership
withgroups in Inverloch, against
a 1500 house canal development proposed for Mahers Landing, Anderson
The Association was a major influence in the final draft of the Venus Bay
Urban Design Framework (UDF) resulting in a ‘steady as she goes’ future
growth and development plan for Venus Bay.
The establishment by the Association of website
<www.venusbay.info>, featuring information about tourism,
local business, community groups and local issues.
Working with the Friends of Venus Bay Peninsula group, the
Association has been involved in the ‘Save Our Reserves’
campaign to stop the Council from selling off our Open Spaces and
Public Reserves in Venus Bay.
The Association is represented on the Venus Bay Community Reference
Group (CRG) working with Fisheries Victoria and other Government agencies
to examine issues around pipi collection on Venus Bay beaches ans
associated access issues.
The Association receives a Shire Community Grant to install 7 seats along the
Tarwin Lower Venus Bay bike/walking track and extensive planting of
indigenous trees, shrubs and ground covers.This is an ongoing project.
The Association continued to be involved with the CRG looking into
sustainability issues around pipi harvesting and associated issues -
VBCC and the Friends
will continue to work on
the ‘Save Our Reserves’
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