The Coastal Towns Design Framework was a joint initiative of Wellington Shire Council and East Gippsland Shire Council who appointed consulting firm, Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment to develop Urban Design Frameworks for 18 coastal settlements in eastern Victoria.
In Wellington this involved the coastal towns of Loch Sport, Golden Beach/Paradise Beach, The Honeysuckles, Seaspray, Woodside Beach, McLoughlins Beach, Manns Beach and Robertsons Beach.
The Urban Design Frameworks provide guidance for the future development of urban areas and involved the preparation of realistic design concepts and planning provisions based on community consultation, research and analysis.
The project commenced in October 2004 and the project work was finalised in mid May 2007. Key components of the project are were included in the Wellington Planning Scheme through Planning Scheme Amendment C50.