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Kew, Kendall, Lorne, Herons Creek & Neighbouring Communities

In late 2018, members of the Kew, Kendall, Herons Creek and Lorne  community came together in a series of Community Think Tank workshops to:

  • Tell us what they like about their community;
  • Draft a vision for the community;
  • Identify key themes for their community and
  • Identify actions that they would like to see delivered in the next 3-5 years.

A Community-Council Action Team (C-CAT) for the local community has been established who will work together to draft a Community Plan for the area. This Plan will then go out to the community for further input and feedback before being endorsed by Council.

There is still time to be a part of this part of this Action Team. If you would like to shape the future direction of your community, find out more and complete a nomination form.

Vision for Kew, Kendall, Herons Creek, Lorne and surrounds

“The Kew, Kendall, Herons Creek and Lorne area is a vibrant well-connected place for all ages to live, work and grow. It is a place that celebrates its local stories and retains the past while moving to the future, and that values its natural environment and its rural village character. “

Key Themes

  • Well-connected
  • All ages to live, work and grow
  • Retain the past while moving into the future
  • Natural environment
  • Rural village character

Top priority identified by the Community-Council Action Team

Over the past 3 months, representatives from the local community have come together with Council to establish a Community-Council Action Team (C-CAT) who are developing a Community Plan and Action Plan for the area. The C-CAT has identified the following as the key priority for the community:

  • Implementation of the Kew Main Street Master Plan

Footpath Connections Prioritised by C-CAT for consideration in Council’s Footpath Program
$1,000,000 budget allocated across the entire Local Government Area for 2019/20

  • Kew Main Street roundabout to Ocean Drive roundabout  (turnoff Pacific Highway) including review of pedestrian crossing (not included in Kew Master Plan)
  • iKew to Kew Town Centre
  • Review intersection of Comboyne Street/Graham Street (Kendall Services Club) as safety concerns raised (provision of handrails and steps)

Actions for your area in Council’s Draft 2019/20 Operational Plan

  • Kendall Sports Ground Sports facility upgrade – Reserve Upgrade – $155,000
  • Continuation of Construction of Kew Sewerage Treatment Plant Upgrade –$5,000,000
  • Kendall Skate park – renewal of facility at end of useful life – Design and construct - Adopted and continuing from previous years
  • Area 15 (Lakewood/Kew) – sewerage upgrade to provide for future development (multi-year project) - Adopted and continuing from previous years
  • Continue corridor planning – Kendall Road – Ocean Drive – Hastings River Drive regional road corridor  – (multi-year project)
  • Installation solar energy systems at the Kew Waste Transfer Station - Adopted and continuing from previous years


This page was last updated on: 03 May 2019