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Nowa Nowa and District

The Nowa Nowa district encorporates Nowa Nowa, Wairewa and Toorloo Arm.

Nowa Nowa and District is the tribal area of the Krauatungalung People of the Gunaikurnai nation and we respectfully acknowledge past and present Aboriginal elders. There are strong historical links between the people of the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust, Wairewa and the township of Nowa Nowa, particularly with the primary school and kindergarten.


Nowa Nowa and the surrounding district has a history of European settlement dating back to the 1890’s. The township of Nowa Nowa was originally supported by timber milling and surrounding areas relied on vegetable, dairy and cattle farming. Farming continues in the area today and two timber mills still operate in Nowa Nowa. Residents, if not employed locally, travel to work in the nearby townships of Bairnsdale, Orbost, Bruthen and Lakes Entrance. 


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Learn more about current projects and plans for Nowa Nowa District.

Nowa Nowa District Community Plan

Nowa Nowa Open Space Management Plan


Nowa Nowa District Community Plan


In 2010, East Gippsland Shire Council initiated the development of a series of new community plans in partnership with the people of its towns and villages. In 2011-2012, the Nowa Nowa and District Community Plan was supported through this shire-wide initiative OurPlace, OurPlan, OurFuture, which uses a place-based approach to planning for communities.


This community plan is a collaborative effort between the Shire and your community, recording strategies and actions to help Nowa Nowa and District build support and focus resources to promote its people, their livelihood and their environment.


Nowa Nowa District Community Plan 2012-2016 (6MB) 



Nowa Nowa Open Space Management Plan


East Gippsland Shire Council has prepared an Open Space Management Plan for areas of public land within the Nowa Nowa township and adjoining Lake Tyers and Boggy Creek, including the Nowa Nowa Recreation Reserve, Boggy Creek Gorge, and the Nowa Nowa Community Complex.


This Open Space Management Plan has been developed with a high level of input from the community, as well as other government bodies, and aims to give all parties a clear expectation of management roles, responsibilities, and proposed activities over a 15 year period, with a structured review carried out every 5 years.


Nowa Nowa supports a diverse, motivated, and engaged community that has contributed to a wide range of planning projects in the past. The Nowa Nowa Open Space Management Plan supports the strategies and actions described in the most recent of these plans, the Nowa Nowa and District Community Plan (2012 – 2016).


Nowa Nowa Open Space Management Plan (PDF 6MB)


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