This land forms the gateway to Wilsons Promontory and is generally flat in nature with an estuarine system featuring mangroves and intertidal sand and mud flats. At key locations, historic and picturesque settlements, such as Port Franklin and Port Welshpool, occur. Given the flat topography, future development will need careful siting to avoid visual intrusion into this tranquil setting.
The low coastal plain of the Corner Inlet setting type provides a critical horizontal foundation to the abutting ascending landforms of Wilsons Promontory. Wilsons Promontory viewed as it mainly is from the Fish Creek/Foster area appears all the more dramatic, given the flat and watery nature of Corner Inlet in the foreground.
- The historic township of Port Welshpool should be respected with any future subdivisions or building forms.
- This area is of outstanding scenic quality and requires appropriate planning controls to ensure development does not impact on landscape values.
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