Aquasure’s announcement last year of a 225-hectare coastal reserve surrounding the desalination plant helped to soothe ruffled local feelings, but so far the reality doesn't match the vision.
With views of Western Port and Churchill Island, Scenic Estate was a developer’s dream. Now a 50-year planning disaster is ending with plans for Phillip Island’s newest coastal reserve.
Catherine Watson is a journalist and editor of the Bass Coast Post. She lives in Wonthaggi.