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Twin Rivers District

Twin Rivers District comprises of the following localities: Johnsonville, Nicholson, Swan Reach, Tambo Upper and Bumberrah.

Nicholson, Johnsonville, Tambo Upper and Swan Reach are four towns set on two rivers – the Twin Rivers of East Gippsland.


An ideal spot for fishing and boating all year round, the region was initially an area for grazing, cropping and timber milling. Twin Rivers District now has a population of around 2,000 people and attracts retirees and tourists as well as people who work nearby in Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance.


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


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


Read past editions of Twin Rivers Connect (web archive)


Download a printable version:

Twin Rivers Connect Autumn 2018 (PDF)


Learn more about current projects and plans for Twin Rivers District

Major upgrade for Harry Clues Memorial Reserve (Johnsonville)

One Place One Plan (Place Planning)

Twin Rivers Community Plan

Twin Rivers Land Use Plan


Major upgrade for Harry Clues Memorial Reserve (Johnsonville)


Nestled on the banks of the Tambo River in Johnsonville, the Harry Clues Memorial Reserve is home to the main recreational boating facilities in the Twin Rivers District. It is also a high-use, significant site for recreational activities such as fishing and rowing.


East Gippsland Shire Council, in partnership with the Harry Clues Memorial Reserve Committee of Management, have developed plans to improve visitor facilities at the Reserve.


Two building projects will see the replacement of the existing toilet and barbeque and inclusion of showers in the new toilets. This is to accommodate the needs of the growing number of rowers using this part of the river.  


Subject to confirmation of funding via Council’s annual budgeting process, construction works are proposed to take place after July 2018. We anticipate the new facilities will be completed in time for the 2018/2019 summer holiday season.


Feedback regarding the project is welcomed. You can view images and plans for the proposed facilities below.


If you would like to provide comments, or to learn more about the project, please contact Anthony Nelson, Strategic Projects Planner, by email or 5153 9500.


Proposed facilities: 3D images (PDF)

Proposed facilities: plans (PDF) 


One Place One Plan Project (Place Planning)


One Place One Plan is a project that helps communities shape a plan for their place – reflecting how it is now and how it could be into the future. The project invites people to be part of conversations about how their community operates, the facilities and services they access and the way they work with council and other agencies. 


The conversations will build the community’s knowledge and understanding of council processes and incorporate data gathering and community profiling activities. This approach will provide communities with an opportunity to participate in decision-making about their place, as well as helping inform council of each distinctive community and district.


At the end of this project we will have developed a plan for and with the people of the Twin Rivers District, as well as strengthening connections between council, its officers and the community.


BOF_CMYK.png One Place One Plan Project is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment Stream.




Twin Rivers Community Plan

The Twin Rivers Community Plan 2012 to 2017 was developed by the Twin Rivers community and council. It includes priority strategies and actions for future development in the region.


Twin Rivers Community Plan (PDF 1.04Mb)


Twin Rivers Land Use Plan

The Land Use Plan is being finalised. It will develop a land use and development strategy that will draw together community views and key information relating to the region’s future development.


Twin Rivers Land Use Plan - Final Report (May 2012) (PDF 780Kb)


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