Improving boatsheds and bathing boxes on Peninsula


Did you know there are approximately 1,300 boatsheds and bathing boxes located on foreshore areas across the Mornington Peninsula, with Council managing over 820 boatsheds and bathing boxes?

Boatsheds and bathing boxes are non-commercial and non-residential structures used by private individuals and families for storing beach equipment or boats, as change facilities and for shade and shelter.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has developed a draft Boatshed and Bathing Box Policy 2020 to provide guidance for the preservation, upgrading and appropriate use of these beach structures. You are now invited to have your say on this Policy.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Sam Hearn said “Council’s existing Boatshed and Bathing Box Policy was adopted in November 2000, so its fair to say it was due for a review and refresh! The updated draft Policy aims to protect and improve coastal land for the benefit of all users, including boatshed and bathing box licensees.

“The draft Policy also ensures boatsheds and bathing boxes are maintained in good condition and guides upgrades and improvements as determined by Council as the relevant land manager”.


Community consultation is currently open and closes 19 June 2020


To complete an online form and to view the draft Policy visit:

Hard copy consultation forms are available upon request.


Email your submission with the subject line “Boatshed and Bathing Box Policy” to:

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