‘Park Beach to Cafes’ Community Collaboration Project

The Southern Beaches holds a special place in the hearts of many in our community.

However, our community is growing quickly as are the numbers of visitors to our stunning beaches each year. This increased activity (particularly during hot days), is placing great strain on our local facilities, especially relating to parking and road safety.   

Recently, Council staff, café owners, and a few community members met up and initiated a ‘Park Beach to Cafes Community Collaboration Project.’ While the primary goal is to enhance safety and accessibility for all users between the café locations, Payeena Reserve and Park Beach, this Project is about our community coming together to brainstorm and innovate ideas. We want YOUR voices and views to shape what’s needed to ensure this area is a safe, connected, and inclusive community hub.

How to get involved

To kick start the Project, we are inviting community to complete a quick 8 question survey to get a feel for what community wants to focus on (open until 31 May 2024).

Or if you are visiting the cafes or Council office, use the Postcard to write your ideas or draw us a picture of what you want for this area and drop into the suggestion box available at each location.    

Pop up chats with Council

We want to encourage conversation! Come and chat to our Council staff who will be at each Café on the following dates/times:

Beach Bums caféPark Beach café
Wednesday 1 May : 9am to 10.30am Wednesday 1 May :  11am to 12.30pm
Tuesday 7 May : 10.30 am to 12noonTuesday 7 May : 8.30am to 10am
Saturday 18 May : 10am to 11.30amSaturday 18 May : 12 noon to 1.30pm

Come along to a Community workshop/information sharing event

To be held at Carlton Park Surf Life Saving Club on Wednesday 29 May 2024.

  • Session 1: 1pm to 3pm
  • Session 2: 5pm to 7pm

In these sessions will cover:

  • Summary of what we’ve heard (includes resident feedback expressed to Council to date, pop up chats at cafes, results from traffic data)
  • Snapshot of survey results so far
  • Interactive session to workshop key themes and priorities.

RSVP’s: If you are keen to attend a workshop session, please email your time preference to us at: sorell.council@sorell.tas.gov.au or phone us during business hours on 6269 0000.

Please note if you have already completed the survey and said ‘yes’ to staying in touch, you will also receive an email invitation to participate at the pop up chats and the workshops.

What happens next?

After the community workshops, the next stage will be for Council to report on our community’s priorities and prepare recommendations for potential concept designs and any additional consultation requirements. 

Image below shows the general area of focus under the project. This is for illustrative purposes only.