Refreshed master plan to guide Bullock Island development

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Current and future planned works, and more detailed planning around some of the public areas of one of Lakes Entrance’s most recognisable landmarks have been captured in a refreshed Bullock Island Master Plan.

The plan refresh, led by East Gippsland Shire Council and with significant reference group input, will guide the investment into upgrades on the island. The work follows Council taking control of a large portion of the management of Bullock Island in late 2019.

The reference group comprises representatives from the local community (including Lakes Entrance Action and Development Association), Lakes Entrance Fishing Limited (LEFL), Gippsland Ports, TAFE Gippsland, Regional Development Victoria, Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC), Destination Gippsland, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, local Members of Parliament and Council.

Council’s General Manager Assets and Environment said the reference group recognised that much of the original master plan was sound and needed updating rather than replacing.

“We are pleased to be able to release the refreshed Bullock Island Master Plan to the community. The master plan confirms that the vision for Bullock Island and any upgrade to the island should be to enhance the visitor experience, maximise visitation, and contribute to the visitor economy of Lakes Entrance and the broader region,” Ms Weigall said.

“The intention to develop a passive recreational area for public use by locals and visitors to Lakes Entrance alike remains. Development will be sensitively undertaken befitting the Ramsar-listed Gippsland Lakes, entrance to Bass Strait, and scenic surroundings.”

The draft Bullock Island Master Plan Addendum is available to view on Council’s website

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