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Lakes Entrance and District

Lakes Entrance and District includes Lakes Entrance, Lake Bunga, Lake Tyers, Lake Tyers Beach and Kalimna.

Home to 5,500 residents and one of Victoria’s premier tourism destinations, Lakes Entrance is beloved for its swimming beaches, waterfront cafes and commercial fishing boats, many of which sell the day’s catch from the jetties.


Set on the edge of Ninety Mile Beach where the Gippsland Lakes meet the ocean, Lakes Entrance is a significant commercial precinct and offers a range of lifestyle and recreational services, including health, retail and education.


A short drive from Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers, Lake Bunga and Lake Tyers Beach offer real tranquility.


Traditionally known as a tourist destination, Lake Tyers has a growing permanent population and a mix of permanent and holiday houses.


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


Lanewayz in Lakes Graffiti Prevention Project

Lakes Entrance CBD Improvement Project

Lakes Entrance Urban Design Framework

Lakes Entrance Master Plans

Lakes Entrance Foreshore Management Plan

Lake Tyers Beach Urban Design Framework

Lake Tyers Beach Foreshore Management Plan

Tarra Landing Community Newsletter

Lakes Entrance 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.



Lanewayz in Lakes Graffiti Prevention Project


The Lanewayz in Lakes Project was made possible by a $20,000 grant from the Victorian Government Department of Justice and Regulation Graffiti Prevention Grant Program. Lanewayz in Lakes will transform the laneway into a contemporary, welcoming green space.


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Lakes Entrance CBD Improvement Project


East Gippsland Shire Council recently appointed town centre revitalisation experts MRCagney to undertake a Lakes Entrance CBD Improvement Project. The project will be used to guide physical improvements to the town centre over the next two plus years.


East Gippsland Shire and the design team will develop a long-term master plan for the CBD as well as designing projects for more immediate construction. 


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Lakes Entrance CBD Improvement Project Draft Master Plan (PDF 30 Mb)



Lakes Entrance Urban Design Framework

This framework was produced in 2007 and provides strategic guidance for the development of Lakes Entrance for the next 15 to 20 years to help Council realise its vision for the region.


Urban Design Framework Report 2007 (PDF 13.4 Mb)
Natural Systems Analysis (PDF 630 Kb)
Vegetation Quality Plan (PDF 1.86 Mb)
Zoning Plan (PDF 3.8 Mb)
Residential Land Supply (PDF 745 Kb)
Urban Design Analysis (PDF 1.79 Mb)
Urban Design Analysis Town Centre (PDF 1.87 Mb)
Strategy Plan (PDF 586 Kb)


Lakes Entrance Master Plans


Entry and Foreshore West (PDF 1.18 Mb)

Foreshore East (PDF 1.45 Mb)
Street Sections Part 3 (PDF 473 Kb)
Street Sections Part 4 (PDF 470 Kb)
Proposed Gateway (PDF 939 Kb)
Proposed Gateway 3D (PDF 1.51 Mb)
Bullock Island Master Plan Adopted by Council 4 August 2015 (PDF 5.3 Mb)



Lakes Entrance Foreshore Management Plan

The Lakes Entrance Foreshore Management Plan has been prepared to improve future use, management and development of the foreshore, as well as to protect natural, cultural and historical foreshore values. The management plan covers a large area that includes The Esplanade foreshore, Cunninghame Arm from the Flagstaff area at the ‘entrance’ to Lake Bunga, North Arm, Jemmys Point and Bullock Island.


Lakes Entrance Foreshore Management Plan October 2012  (PDF 3.8 Mb)



Lake Tyers Beach Urban Design Framework and Associated Documents


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


Urban Design Framework (PDF 13.8Mb)



Lake Tyers Beach Foreshore Management Plan

The Lake Tyers Beach Foreshore Management Plan provides clear and agreed directions for management of foreshore areas adjoining Lake Tyers Beach township, including Fisherman’s Landing and Mill Point. Its key objective is to identify and plan for recreational pursuits and opportunities along the Lake Tyers Beach foreshore, and at Fisherman’s Landing and Mill Point, while maintaining important environmental and cultural values.

Lake Tyers Beach Foreshore Management Plan (PDF 18.91Mb)



Tarra Landing Community Newsletter

The Tarra Landing Community Newsletter provides residents and land owners with an update on planned and recently completed works.


August 2016 (PDF 261Kb)



Lakes Entrance Connect


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Read past editions of Lakes Entrance Connect (archive link)


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