Cape Bridgewater 2040

Have you thought about what you will be doing in Cape Bridgewater in 2040? What would make you feel proud to be part of the region in the future?

We want to ensure you have well balanced lifestyle opportunities, a quality range of services, education and employment opportunities. We’re creating a long term Community Plan that will inform how we invest in community assets, plan future programs, and make our shire an enjoyable place to live, work and play.

Tell us what areas need to be prioritised into the future.

About Cape Bridgewater

Situated on the western shore of Bridgewater Bay, Cape Bridgewater had a population of 150 at the 2016 Census, with a median age of 54.

The area was settled in the 1860s when families came to live and work on the surrounding lands. The dominant farming enterprises since then have been cattle, grain and dairying.

Cape Bridgewater is known for its unspoilt natural beauty where closeby are the protected Discovery Bay Coastal Park and Mount Richmond National Park. The area has a growing tourism trade that capitalises on its dramatic coastline (with the highest coastal cliff in Victoria) and a large colony of fur seals.

Emerging trends for rural Glenelg Shire:

  • Fewer families and young people are living in the area
  • The population is stable, it has not increased nor decreased significantly in recent years
  • There is a recent increase in the number of residents over the age of 65.
  • Approx. 32% of households consist of a couple with no children living at home.
  • Approx. 34% of the employed population work in agriculture, forestry or fishing

There are many ways to have your say:

Community Reference Group: Join one of three Community Reference Groups located around the Shire to shape the process and help to develop the Glenelg Shire 2040 Community Plan. Each group will meet five times and will consist of 25 residents per group. Click here to find out more and register your interest.

Pop up Events: Come along to a series of events and pop up activities that will be hosted across the whole of Glenelg Shire between December to March 2020.

Survey: Take this 5 minute survey and join in the conversation – share your ideas for our future and go into the draw to win one of three $100 prepaid Visa Card Vouchers!

Have you thought about what you will be doing in Cape Bridgewater in 2040? What would make you feel proud to be part of the region in the future?

We want to ensure you have well balanced lifestyle opportunities, a quality range of services, education and employment opportunities. We’re creating a long term Community Plan that will inform how we invest in community assets, plan future programs, and make our shire an enjoyable place to live, work and play.

Tell us what areas need to be prioritised into the future.

About Cape Bridgewater

Situated on the western shore of Bridgewater Bay, Cape Bridgewater had a population of 150 at the 2016 Census, with a median age of 54.

The area was settled in the 1860s when families came to live and work on the surrounding lands. The dominant farming enterprises since then have been cattle, grain and dairying.

Cape Bridgewater is known for its unspoilt natural beauty where closeby are the protected Discovery Bay Coastal Park and Mount Richmond National Park. The area has a growing tourism trade that capitalises on its dramatic coastline (with the highest coastal cliff in Victoria) and a large colony of fur seals.

Emerging trends for rural Glenelg Shire:

  • Fewer families and young people are living in the area
  • The population is stable, it has not increased nor decreased significantly in recent years
  • There is a recent increase in the number of residents over the age of 65.
  • Approx. 32% of households consist of a couple with no children living at home.
  • Approx. 34% of the employed population work in agriculture, forestry or fishing

There are many ways to have your say:

Community Reference Group: Join one of three Community Reference Groups located around the Shire to shape the process and help to develop the Glenelg Shire 2040 Community Plan. Each group will meet five times and will consist of 25 residents per group. Click here to find out more and register your interest.

Pop up Events: Come along to a series of events and pop up activities that will be hosted across the whole of Glenelg Shire between December to March 2020.

Survey: Take this 5 minute survey and join in the conversation – share your ideas for our future and go into the draw to win one of three $100 prepaid Visa Card Vouchers!

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    What do you think needs to be looked after and protected in and around Cape Bridgewater? Share your ideas and views here.

    What do you think needs to be looked after and protected in and around Cape Bridgewater? Share your ideas and views here.

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    Bridgewater event


    This is your chance to have your say and bring about meaningful change. 

    Look out for the Conversation Caravan who will be out in the community, speaking to people at the Portland Lifesaving Club in Bridgewater.

    • Date: Sunday 9th February 2020 
    • Time: 10:30am to 1.30pm 
    • Location: Portland Lifesaving Club,1669 Bridgewater Road, Cape Bridgewater


    This is your chance to have your say and bring about meaningful change. 

    Look out for the Conversation Caravan who will be out in the community, speaking to people at the Portland Lifesaving Club in Bridgewater.

    • Date: Sunday 9th February 2020 
    • Time: 10:30am to 1.30pm 
    • Location: Portland Lifesaving Club,1669 Bridgewater Road, Cape Bridgewater
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