The City of Greater Geelong is inviting the community and stakeholders to help set a new vision for the Portarlington Recreation Reserve through a new Master Plan.

The current plan for the reserve was developed on 2011 and changes over the last 10 years have highlighted a need to review and refresh the vision for the reserve. Local community groups have advocated for the review with support and funding for the project provided by the Victorian State Government.

The scope of the plan will cover:

  • Cultural and environmental values
  • Landscape and amenity
  • Sporting infrastructure requirements
  • The needs of tenant clubs and groups
  • Trail and access linkages
  • Events.

Stage 2 engagement summary is now available. Please click the link here to view a copy of the summary report. The feedback in this report, advice from the Project Reference Group and studies being undertaken by the consultants will now inform the next stage of the project.

The plan is due for completion in early 2021

The Portarlington Recreation Reserve:

The Portarlington Recreation Reserve is land within the Traditional Lands of the Wadawurrung People who have lived and used the land for tens of thousands of years. The Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation is the current Registered Aboriginal Party recognised for this land.

The 38 hectare crown land allotment is reserved for recreation and public purposes. It is currently zoned as a Public Park and Recreation Zone (PPRZ) under the Geelong Planning Scheme. The reserve is an important area of public open space in Portarlington servicing both the local community and tourists during peak season and is now managed by the City of Greater Geelong as the committee of management.

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Stage 2 - Your ideas

Stage 2 - community ideas summary now available

The City of Greater Geelong ran a 6 week community engagement period through May and June 2020 to gather the communities ideas about the future of the Portarlington Recreation Reserve. There was a fantastic level of interest and hundreds of contributions which have now been collated and are summarised in the Community Engagement Summary report. The feedback during this period is being considered along with input from the Project Reference Group and the studies being undertaken by the consultants on the project. All of this work will now start to inform the development of the draft plan. We would like to once again thank everyone for your time and contributions so far and look forward to the next stage of the project.

The personal information requested on this form and in the survey is being collected by City of Greater Geelong for the purpose of the Portarlington Recreation Reserve Master Plan 2020-2030 or any other directly related purpose. If the personal information is not collected, we may not be able to contact you for further questions or solutions. In this engagement your Screen Name will be published with your comment, if you wish to make a non-public comment please contact the engagement officer listed. Our privacy policy is available on our website. If you wish to alter any of the personal information you have supplied to City of Greater Geelong, please contact us by sending an email to privacy@geelongcity.vic.gov.au.

Reference Group

Project Reference Group

A Project Reference Group (PRG) has been established from clubs and community organisations that reside or use the Portarlington Recreation Reserve. The PRG will be invited to provide specific advice to the project team about their needs throughout the project.

The Project Reference Group will:

  • Provide stakeholders with the opportunity to have input on the development of the Portarlington Recreation Reserve Master Plan.
  • To provide a consultative opportunity for the local community.
  • To make use of stakeholder and community expertise, knowledge and skills.
  • To consider and provide advice on issues referred to them by the Project Working Group.

The groups involved in the PRG include:

  • Portarlington Recreation Reserve Redevelopment Reference Group
  • Portarlington Football and Netball Club
  • Portarlington Cricket Club
  • Portarlington Tennis Club
  • Portarlington Girl Guides
  • Portarlington Agricultural Society
  • Bellarine Bayside
  • Portarlington Pony Club