Bay Trail expansion
Bay Trail expansion opportunity

The popular Bay Trail could soon reach Melbourne’s western extremities as planning gets underway for management of the coastal environs between Point Cook and Werribee South.

The trail around the bay currently gets as far westward as Sanctuary Lakes at Point Cook.

But there has always been an exciting concept of taking it through to Werribee South, and ultimately in Werribee proper.

There is now an opportunity for this dream to be incorporated into Wyndham City’s development of a Coastal Management Plan.

The plan will provide long term planning, management and enhancement of the Wyndham Coastline and will be developed in collaboration with State planning agencies under the Victorian Coastal Strategy.

The city has called for input into the plan and there is no doubt that a continuous Bay Trail along the coast would be a compelling benefit to the community.

Make sure you have your say. You can enter comments directly on the map as well.

Such a trail would head out to the Point Cook Coastal Park, the then Point Cook homestead and past the RAAF Williams Base, including the RAAF Museum.

From there it would link to the stunning Campbell’s Cove Beach, adjacent to the working fields of Australia’s best vegetable growers.

Then, to the Werribee River Park, with the Open Zoo and Werribee Park Mansion nearby.

The City is asking people what they value about the Wyndham coast, how they use the area and their ideas for the future. The feedback will be used to prepare a discussion paper summarising key issues affecting the coastline.

There is a community engagement forum on Sunday 18 March (10am to 12pm) at Werribee Boat Ramp, Werribee South.