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MEDIA RELEASE - Cape Bridgewater Structure Plan approved

23 October 2018

One of council’s key strategic planning documents has been given the green light from the State Government.

Amendment C92 Cape Bridgewater Structure Plan has officially been approved by the Minister for Planning, allowing various zone, overlay and local planning policy changes to be implemented.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank said the amendment strikes the right balance between competing demands associated with growth and development in a sensitive landscape setting.

“This amendment provides guidance and certainty to the community that the things that make Cape Bridgewater so special are enhanced and that the uniqueness and attractiveness of the area will continue to remain respected and protected,” she said.

“Under the amendment future development will be limited to areas within a defined settlement boundary and any new development will be required to contribute to the area’s existing relaxed and informal character.

“Cape Bridgewater will also continue to be promoted as a nature-based tourism destination, with a range of accommodation options encouraged in keeping with the low-scale and informal character of the settlement.”

In approval of Amendment C92 the Director for State Planning Services commended council on providing assurance for the community on the future use of the much loved area.

“I congratulate the Council for initiating the implementation of the Cape Bridgewater Structure Plan (2018). The amendment provides direction for the future development of Cape Bridgewater, as an important lifestyle and tourism destination within the municipality, and provides greater certainty for land owners, the community and the Council,” he said.

“The amendment also provides direction for future tourism development, which will assist to streamline investment in the visitor economy."

The amendment will come into effect when notice of its approve is published in the Victorian Government Gazette.

To view Amendment C92 Cape Bridgewater Structure Plan please visit the strategic planning section of council’s website at

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