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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 8,000 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.


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


Read past editions of Lakes Entrance Connect (web archive)


Download a printable version:

Lakes Entrance Connect Special Edition January 2018 (PDF)

Lakes Entrance Connect Summer 2017-18 (PDF)

Lakes Entrance Connect Winter 2017 (PDF)

Lakes Entrance Connect Autumn 2017 (PDF)


Learn more about current projects and plans for Lakes Entrance and District 

Lakes Entrance Growth and Adaptation Strategy

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 Growth and Adaptation Strategy


East Gippsland Shire Council, with support from the Victorian Government, is preparing a strategic plan for growth and adaptation in Lakes Entrance.


The strategy will provide a framework for ensuring Lakes Entrance can grow positively into the future, support the needs of residents, and adapt to any challenges that it may face because of change brought about by growth or climate pressures such as flooding.


We will work collaboratively with residents and business owners to deliver a strategy for a prosperous Lakes Entrance, which incorporates the aspirations of the community, creates a shared understanding of local issues and enables everyone to have a say in the town’s future.


The project will run over two years and will include many opportunities for you to get involved, including the Community Panel which closes February 2, 2018.


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


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.


Lakes Entrance CBD Improvement Project


East Gippsland Shire Council appointed town centre revitalisation experts MRCagney to develop a master plan for Lakes Entrance. In 2016, East Gippsland Shire and the design team developed a long-term master plan for the CBD as well as designing projects for more immediate construction. 


Visit Your Say East Gippsland to see what else is happening in Lakes Entrance, or sign up to receive the quarterly newsletter Lakes Entrance Connect.


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)


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