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Old Quinns Rocks Landform and Recoding Study

Study in final stages

The final Old Quinns Rocks Recoding Study report is expected to be received by the City at the end of July/early August.

The input from local residents has been an important part of the process and has provided the project team valuable insight into the community’s values and priorities.

The City would like to extend a big thank you to the Quinns Rocks community and Community Reference Group for their active participation during the community engagement period.

The project team has received a great deal of community feedback through the Community Drop-in session, Community Reference Group Design Workshop, Summary meeting and via online submissions during the Study.

The Study is now nearing its conclusion, with the Project team finalising its analysis of the findings from the technical studies and the community feedback received. 

See below for more details on the project.

About the project

The old Quinns Rocks residential area originated as a small squatter shack settlement in the 1930s.  Now an integrated part of urban development with increasing residential density it’s important to retain the distinct character and charm of the area.

As outlined on the City's website, Council is further considering the future risks associated with coastal erosion and how to provide a balanced resolution on multiple community priorities for the area including retaining the distinct character of old Quinns Rocks and exploring potential opportunities to increase residential density.

As a result, the City has appointed consultants Hames Sharley to manage an intensive study that considers the landform and recoding challenges in the old Quinns Rocks area.

The key aims of the study are to:

  • Protect the heritage character of Quinns Rocks;
  • Retain the distinct landform and topography of Quinns Rocks; and
  • Address the constraints embodied in Coastal Hazard and Risk Management Adaption Plan and the imperative to avoid future liabilities of both residents and the City.

The study will include substantial engagement with the community and interested stakeholders.  The community consultation and public comment period remain open until June 2019.

Community engagement activities will include a community information session, establishment of a community reference group, and a design workshop – with ample opportunities for residents to provide feedback on the challenges and opportunities identified throughout the study.

Engagement outcomes will be publicly available and community feedback will be sought on the study.

Full details on how to get involved are outlined below and in the Key Events section on this webpage.

Other opportunities to have a say

During the community engagement period, the following initiatives are planned:

  • Community Drop-in Session (17 April 2019 – 5pm to 7pm) - Completed
  • Community Reference Group - Membership confirmed
  • Community Design Workshop - Completed
  • CRG Summary Meeting (29 May 2019 - 6pm to 7pm) - Completed.

For more details on these events or the project, please contact Senior Project Planner, Zyra Knight.

Contact us for more information

Key Dates

Public comment period - NOW OPEN

    29 March to 19 June 2019

    Date: 05/04/2019

Community Drop-In Session

    17 April 2019 – 5pm - 7pm

    Date: 18/04/2019

Community Design Workshop

    11 May 2019 -12pm - 4pm (For CRG members only)

    Date: 12/05/2019

Final CRG Meeting

    29 May 2019 – 6pm to 7pm

    Date: 30/05/2019

Project team analysis

    June 2019

    Date: 30/06/2019

Presentation of study findings to Council

    July/August 2019

    Date: 31/07/2019

Applications close for Community Reference Group (CLOSED)

    Wednesday, 24 April

    Date: 25/04/2019

Public comment period closes

    19 June 2019

    Date: 20/06/2019

Submit your comments

Please refer to the City's Rules of Engagement before submitting a comment.