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Bemm River

One of East Gippsland premier fishing destinations, Bemm River sits on the far eastern fringe of the Cape Conran Coastal Park.

The township is nestled between the river, Syndenham Inlet and the ocean.


Learn more about Council’s plans for Bemm River by clicking on the links below.


Luderick Point Boat Ramp and Floating Jetty 

Bemm River Foreshore Management Plan

Bemm River Community Plan

Bemm River Urban Design Framework and Associated Documents

Bemm River Connect


For further information about plans and projects in East Gippsland Shire, please email, phone 5153 9500 or sign up to receive updates by email.


Luderick Point Boat Ramp and Floating Jetty


The Bemm River community recently provided feedback regarding the design of the new Luderick Point boating facility.


Survey responses from the second phase of consultation identified the greatest preference for a new facility that has:

  • A longer fixed section of gangway (63%);
  • Positioning the accessibility hoist on the eastern end of the floating jetty (69%); and
  • Aligning the new boat ramp with the existing road pavement (75%).

Gippsland Ports also provided feedback in relation to the shape of the floating jetty and indicating a preference for an L-shape end towards the north.

A final design based around a dual lane boat ramp with a centrally located L-shaped floating jetty has been developed. This is based on the feedback received from both consultation phases. 


What are the next steps?

The final design has been used to develop the plans and specifications for the contract tender documents.

A public tender process will commence in early mid-March 2017. The construction contract will be awarded at the 6 June 2017 Council Meeting.

Construction is scheduled to commence in late June or July and be completed by mid-September 2017.

Further and regular updates will be provided using once a contract has been awarded in early June. You can sign up to receive these updates by email.


Final Design February 2017 - not for construction (PDF 4MB)

February 2017 Consultation Report (PDF 1MB)

December 2016 Consultation Report (PDF 835KB)

Frequently Asked Questions for Bemm River (Link to Your Say East Gippsland)

Independent Review of Luderick Point Boat Ramp and Jetty Concept Plan (PDF 1.43MB)

Luderick Point Boat Ramp and Jetty Concept Plan 2013 (PDF 1.18MB)



Bemm River Foreshore Management Plan     


The Bemm River Foreshore Management Plan provides clear, agreed direction for management of the foreshore areas adjoining Bemm River township, including Luderick Point, Fingerling Jetty, Dolly’s Garden and the Bemm River access walkway.


Bemm River Foreshore Management Plan (PDF 6.82Mb)



Bemm River Community Plan        


Bemm River Community Plan (PDF 561Kb)



Bemm River Urban Design Framework and Associated Documents          


These documents were produced in 2007. They provide strategic guidance for the future development of Bemm River.


Urban Design Framework (PDF 12.2Mb)



Bemm River Connect




Subscribe to Bemm River Connect and receive updates from East Gippsland Shire on plans and projects in your place.


Read past editions of Bemm River Connect (archive link)


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