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Orbost and District

Orbost and District Community Plan includes Orbost, Newmerella, Marlo and Cabbage Tree Creek.

Set on the banks of the legendary Snowy River, Orbost is the service centre for the eastern part of the East Gippsland and the gateway to some of Australia's finest national parks. Settled in 1842, Orbost has a rich history based on timber and agriculture, riverboats and steamers, farmers, gold and timber mills, many of which are still part of everyday life. While the town’s fertile river flats sustain agriculture, dairy and beef farming, Orbost is also surrounded by coastal rainforests and hinterlands.


Nearby Marlo is a tranquil seaside town at the mouth of the Snowy River and the gateway to Victoria’s wilderness coast. The region boasts some of the most beautiful and unspoilt waterways and beaches in Victoria, including the Snowy Inlet, where the Snowy River meets the sea.


Learn more about Council’s plans for Orbost and District by clicking on the links below.


Marlo Urban Design Framework

Marlo Foreshore Management Plan

Orbost Community Plan

For further information about plans and projects in East Gippsland Shire, please email feedback@egipps.vic.gov.au or phone 5153 9500.


Marlo Urban Design Framework

These documents were produced in 2007. They provide strategic guidance for the future development of Marlo. In 2014 a review of the Master Plan component of the Urban Design Framework was undertaken and adopted at Council. 


Urban Design Framework (PDF 11Mb)

Vegetation Quality Plan (PDF 243Kb)

Zoning Plan (PDF 2.43Mb)

Overlay Controls (PDF 1.28Mb)

Urban Design Analysis (PDF 1.39Mb)

Strategy Plan (349Kb)

Master Plan (769Kb) ** Master Plan has been superseded as per 2014 Master Plan

2014 Adopted Marlo Urban Design Framework Master Plan

Marlo Foreshore Management Plan

The Marlo Foreshore Management Plan provides clear, agreed directions for management of the foreshore areas adjoining the Marlo township, including the site of the Brodribb River boat ramp facility. The key objective is to recognise the potential for recreational pursuits and tourism opportunities in the area while maintaining important environmental values.

Marlo Foreshore Management Plan



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