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Paynesville and District

Paynesville and District comprises of the following localities: Paynesville, Raymond Island, Eagle Point, Newlands Arm and Ocean Grange.

Paynesville offers lakeside and canal living with direct access to Lake King and Lake Victoria in the heart of the Gippsland Lakes. The town is known as the boating capital of Victoria, has a strong marine and tourism-based economy and is one of the fastest-growing communities in the region.


Newlands Arm has experienced considerable residential growth in recent years, and is increasingly popular as an access point to the Gippsland Lakes. The quiet, remote setting is greatly valued, as is the natural foreshore environment, which possesses significant ecological and cultural features. 


Raymond Island is a unique village and rural residential locality. A short ferry ride from Paynesville its bushland setting, natural values and quiet lifestyle are valued by the community.


Eagle Point is a small settlement approximately 13km south-east of Bairnsdale, with impressive natural characteristics that make the town a popular tourist destination. The presence of the lake and Mitchell River Silt Jetties provides an important asset for both residents and visitors alike to explore and enjoy its natural setting.




Paynesville Connect is a quarterly newsletter from council featuring events, activities, projects and programs planned for Paynesville and District.


For information about our plans and projects email us, phone 5153 9500 or sign up to receive Paynesville Connect. 


Read past editions of Paynesville Connect (web archive)


Learn more about current projects and plans for Paynesville and District

Paynesville Foreshore Management Plan

Paynesville Esplanade Streetscape Upgrade

Paynesville Growth Area Structure Plan

Paynesville Urban Design Framework

Eagle Point Urban Design Framework

Raymond Island Urban Design Framework

Newlands Arm Foreshore Management Plan

Paynesville Town Centre Structure Plan and Guidelines

Paynesville Maritime Precinct Master Plan

Paynesville and District Community Plan


Sunset Cove Upgrade, Paynesville


Sunset Cove was identified as a key Precinct Area within the Paynesville Foreshore Management Plan (PFMP), adopted in 2017 following significant consultation with the Paynesville community.


The Precinct, which is on a significant pedestrian route, currently consists of an aging playground, semi formalised car park, picnic/shelter/BBQ amenities and a toilet block. The upgrade will include formalisation of the car park area for improved pedestrian safety and protection of vegetation through relocation of the BBQ and play equipment.


To view the concept plans and provide feedback please see the Your Say East Gippsland website for the project, where updates will be available as the project progresses.


Eagle Point Precinct Structure Plan


We are preparing a structure plan for Eagle Point to help guide the future development of the area.


A structure plan provides greater certainty about the type of land use and development that may occur in the future for the whole town, rather than leaving development outcomes to be determined by the land’s zoning.


It allows council to understand development outcomes that the community believes are important and use this to guide decisions about specific sites.


The first step in the process was the Emerging Options Paper. Once an option has been chosen, a Precinct Structure Plan based on that option will be prepared.


Visit Your Say East Gippsland to learn more about the project.


Key themes: Emerging Options Paper (PDF)

Engagement Report: Emerging Options Paper (PDF)

Emerging Options Paper (PDF)


Paynesville Foreshore Management Plan


The Paynesville Foreshore Management Plan identifies the environmental, economic and social values of the Paynesville foreshore, the current issues faced and proposes a range of actions and improvements that are to occur over time.


Following community consultation the plan was adopted by Council at its November 2017 meeting.


The plan will be sent to the relevant Victorian Government Minister for Coastal Management Act consent. With these approvals in place, council will begin working through the various actions identified in the plan over the next 10 years.


Paynesville Foreshore Management Plan (PDF)

Engagement Report 2017 (PDF)


Paynesville Esplanade Streetscape Upgrade


We are planning to upgrade the Paynesville Esplanade streetscape between Langford Parade and Wellington Street.


Design for these works began some years ago with the development of a Structure Plan and Design Guidelines for the Paynesville town centre and then proceeded to more detailed design for the first section of works.


Extensive consultation with Paynesville residents and traders was carried out as part of this design work.


Works will commence Monday May 21, 2018 with anticipated completion toward the end of June 2018.


Visit Your Say East Gippsland to learn more about the project.


Engagement Report 2017 (PDF)

Draft Streetscape Design 2017 (PDF)

Paynesville CBD Improvements (PDF)


Paynesville Growth Area Structure Plan

Council formally adopted the Paynesville Growth Area Structure Plan on 2 August 2016.


This plan covers the area from Grandview Road east to the currently developed edge of Paynesville; and the area north of Paynesville Road from Waterview Road east to Fullarton Drive. 

The plan provides a framework for growth and expansion of Paynesville for the next 20+ years and will ensure that the growth integrates with the existing town and retains a character that is recognisably Paynesville.


The next steps will be to develop the necessary documentation to enable the plan to be inserted into the East Gippsland Planning Scheme.


Paynesville Growth Area Structure Plan (PDF 17MB)


Paynesville Urban Design Framework

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


Urban Design Framework (PDF 12Mb)         

Vegetation Plan (PDF 1.40Mb)

Zoning and Overlay Control (PDF 1.75Mb)

Residential Land Supply (PDF 833Kb)

Urban Design Analysis (PDF 1.24Mb)

Strategy Plan (PDF 407Kb)

Master Plan Town Centre and Foreshore (PDF 1.17Mb)

Master Plan 3D (PDF 591Kb)

Master Plan Slip Road (PDF 968Kb)


Eagle Point Urban Design Framework and associated documents

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


Urban Design Framework (PDF 8.77Mb)

Vegetation Quality Plan (PDF 807Kb)

Zoning Plan (PDF 1.11Mb)

Overlay Control Plans (PDF 1.75Mb)

Urban Design Analysis(PDF 2.53Mb)

Strategy Plan (PDF 347Kb)

Master Plan (PDF 1.84Mb)


Raymond Island Urban Design Framework

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


Urban Design Framework (PDF 11.8Mb)

Environmental Resource Plan (PDF 419Kb)

Planning Scheme (PDF 1.76Mb)

Urban Design Analysis (PDF 451Kb)

Strategy Plan (PDF 816Kb)

Master Plan – Ferry Park and Foreshore Reserve (PDF 963Kb)

Master Plan – Cycle Trail (PDF 3.87Mb)

Master Plan – Sites of Heritage Significance (PDF 1.82Mb)


Newlands Arm Foreshore Management Plan

This plan was produced in 2007 and provides a strategic guide for the future management of Newlands Arm Foreshore.


Newlands Arm Foreshore Management Plan (PDF 5.88Mb)


Paynesville Town Centre Structure Plan and Guidelines

The Paynesville Town Centre Structure Plan and Design Guidelines were adopted by Council in 2009.  The plan provides guidance for development of public and private land in the Paynesville Town Centre.


Town Centre Structure Plan (PDF 954Kb) 

Town Centre Guidelines (PDF 9.08Mb)


Paynesville Maritime Precinct Master Plan

This Plan provides guidance for the future development of private and public land in the Slip Road area in Paynesville. The Plan was adopted by Council in 2009.


Master Plan (PDF 3.30Mb)


Paynesville and District Community Plan

Paynesville and District Community Plan 2012-2017 (PDF 3MB)


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