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Preserving Half Moon Bay and Red Bluff

Thank you for your feedback, consultation has concluded.

Bayside City Council is developing a masterplan to protect and enhance Half Moon Bay and Red Bluff.

The Masterplan covers the beach and foreshore area between Potter Street and Arkaringa Crescent in Black Rock, including Half Moon Bay. It will inform Council’s works program and priorities for the site for the next ten years.

Your feedback is being integrated into the Masterplan which will be presented to Council in 2018. In the meantime, to improve pedestrian and beach visitor safety, as well as traffic and parking at Half Moon Bay, Council will be trialling a number of improvements to:

  • Parking
  • Beach safety
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Traffic congestion

Click here for a full list of changes that will be trialled, reviewed and presented to Council with the Masterplan later this year.

View the community engagement summary from the consultation in September 2017. This document is an overview of Council's consultation and feedback received.

Bayside City Council is developing a masterplan to protect and enhance Half Moon Bay and Red Bluff.

The Masterplan covers the beach and foreshore area between Potter Street and Arkaringa Crescent in Black Rock, including Half Moon Bay. It will inform Council’s works program and priorities for the site for the next ten years.

Your feedback is being integrated into the Masterplan which will be presented to Council in 2018. In the meantime, to improve pedestrian and beach visitor safety, as well as traffic and parking at Half Moon Bay, Council will be trialling a number of improvements to:

  • Parking
  • Beach safety
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Traffic congestion

Click here for a full list of changes that will be trialled, reviewed and presented to Council with the Masterplan later this year.

View the community engagement summary from the consultation in September 2017. This document is an overview of Council's consultation and feedback received.

Thank you for your feedback, consultation has concluded.
  • Improving safety and parking at Half Moon Bay

    about 1 month ago
    P1170079

    With the weather getting warmer, Half Moon Bay in Black Rock is hotting up as a summer destination for locals and visitors alike.

    We recently sought community feedback on a range of ideas in a new Masterplan to protect and enhance the Half Moon Bay foreshore area between Potter Street and Arkaringa Crescent. The draft Masterplan will be presented to Council in early 2018.

    In the meantime, to improve pedestrian and beach visitor safety as well as traffic and parking at Half Moon Bay over summer 2017/18 we will be trialling a number of...

    With the weather getting warmer, Half Moon Bay in Black Rock is hotting up as a summer destination for locals and visitors alike.

    We recently sought community feedback on a range of ideas in a new Masterplan to protect and enhance the Half Moon Bay foreshore area between Potter Street and Arkaringa Crescent. The draft Masterplan will be presented to Council in early 2018.

    In the meantime, to improve pedestrian and beach visitor safety as well as traffic and parking at Half Moon Bay over summer 2017/18 we will be trialling a number of improvements to:

    Parking - temporary signage will be installed on Beach Road directing Half Moon Bay beach visitors to the B13 Love Street car park. Boating visitors will be directed to Cerberus Way. This will reduce traffic congestion and improve public safety in the lower B14 car park on busy days.

    Beach safety - temporary signage will be installed on the beach at Red Bluff and White Cliffs to highlight the risks of rock fall from the unstable cliffs above and advise against proceeding beyond. This is aimed at improving public safety on the beach and cliff area.

    Pedestrian safety – new line markings and pedestrian crossings on Cerberus Way, through the top B15 to lower B14 car parks and in front of the Yacht Club will help to improve pedestrian safety. The line marking will make allowance for boat rigging and launching and Black Rock Yacht Club’s weekend sailing events.

    A designated boat trailer waiting area will also be line marked in the B14 car park for boat ramp queuing and to reduce congestion for through traffic.

    Removable bollards will be installed to restrict public vehicle access past the Cerberus Beach House.

    These initiatives are aimed at improving pedestrian and beach visitor safety. A review of their effectiveness will be done prior to the Red Bluff to Half Moon Bay Masterplan being presented to Council in 2018.

  • Safety at Red Bluff and White Cliffs

    6 months ago
    Red bluff signage1


    Council would like to deter public access from Red Bluff due to increasing safety issues. These safety issues have arisen as a result of nature's elements acting to destabilise the cliffs in the area.

    The Draft Masterplan proposes to use low level fencing and signage to more clearly alert visitors to the dangers of the area, as per the image. Alternative bypass routes are also to be clearly signed at beach level and on paths above.

    Have your say on other issues in the Half Moon Bay area.


    Council would like to deter public access from Red Bluff due to increasing safety issues. These safety issues have arisen as a result of nature's elements acting to destabilise the cliffs in the area.

    The Draft Masterplan proposes to use low level fencing and signage to more clearly alert visitors to the dangers of the area, as per the image. Alternative bypass routes are also to be clearly signed at beach level and on paths above.

    Have your say on other issues in the Half Moon Bay area.

  • About the area

    7 months ago
    White cliffs


    The Red Bluff to Half Moon Bay precinct extends between Potter Street and Arkaringa Crescent in Black Rock. Half Moon Bay is unique along the Bayside foreshore as it supports a number of highly utilised recreational facilities in a very confined space.

    Half Moon Bay is a distinctive part of the foreshore with two rocky points, Red Bluff and White Cliffs containing the bay to the north and south. The wreck of HMVS Cerberus is located in the waters of Half Moon Bay and three public boat ramps are also located within the site.

    View a map of the area...


    The Red Bluff to Half Moon Bay precinct extends between Potter Street and Arkaringa Crescent in Black Rock. Half Moon Bay is unique along the Bayside foreshore as it supports a number of highly utilised recreational facilities in a very confined space.

    Half Moon Bay is a distinctive part of the foreshore with two rocky points, Red Bluff and White Cliffs containing the bay to the north and south. The wreck of HMVS Cerberus is located in the waters of Half Moon Bay and three public boat ramps are also located within the site.

    View a map of the area