Orbost and District
Orbost and District 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.
Orbost Streetscape Design Project
Marlo Urban Design Framework
Marlo Foreshore Management Plan
Orbost Community Plan
Advancing Orbost 2020 Plan
For further information about plans and projects in East Gippsland Shire, please email, phone 5153 9500 or sign up to receive updates by email.
The Orbost Streetscape Design Project covers the main shopping precinct between Ruskin and Salisbury Streets and is scheduled for construction in 2017.
The streetscape concept considers the aesthetics of the street and addresses the infrastructure issues, such as sloping and uneven footpaths and poor drainage, by utilising best practice in design.
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Draft Streetscape Design (PDF 3MB)
Draft Report (PDF 8MB)
Analysis and Opportunities Report (PDF 9.42MB)
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 (PDF 9.84Mb)