Jemmy's Point Lookout Development

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Jemmy's Point Lookout, Kalimna (Lakes Entrance)

Jemmy’s Point (Kalimna, Lakes Entrance) is a lookout area that provides spectacular 270-degree panoramic views of the Gippsland Lakes, the entrance, Bass Strait and 90 Mile Beach.

Earlier this year, multiple concept designs for a new lookout experience at the Lookout Road site were developed. Your feedback is welcomed - please take the survey. Initial designs focused on providing an all abilities user experience taking advantage of the views. These plans were shared with stakeholders including councillors, the project control group (representing eight organisations) and a community panel (nine residents and business and community leaders).

Council is building new tourism infrastructure with a view to modernise the visitor stop-over viewing and interpretive facilities at this location, transforming the precinct into a significant tourist destination.

The project is positioned across two sites approximately 400 metres apart linked via roads and a walking track and will be completed in two stages.

Stage 1 – Hotel Road Site

The Hotel Road site is immediately adjacent to the Princes Highway. The site comprises of recently upgraded bitumen car parking and associated landscaped garden beds.

The original timber lookout platform has been removed and the new lookout modern but modest all abilities accessible pedestrian viewing platform is nearing completion.

Stage 2 - Lookout Road Site

The Lookout Road site is accessed on a bitumen sealed road with turning loop off Lookout Road and is situated adjacent to an existing grassed park area (Rotary Park) with some existing infrastructure.

An iconic new all abilities accessible pedestrian viewing platform will be constructed at this site. In parallel the Masterplan for the open space and other facilities within Rotary Park is being updated.

Other works across both sites will include signage and interpretive facilities to provide a more comprehensive and informative experience for visitors. Signage will be installed on Princes Highway directing people to the viewing platforms from eastern and western approaches.

Project control group:

* Lakes Entrance Action and Development Association

* Regional Roads Victoria

* Gippsland Ports

* Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

* GunaiKurnai Land and Water Aboriginal Corporation

* Marine Safety Victoria

* Disability Advisory Committee

* East Gippsland Shire Council

A small community panel of residents and business leaders from Lakes Entrance has been engaged in consultation in the Stage 2, Lookout Road Site. Please click on the photos on the right of screen to see the concept work.

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Jemmy’s Point (Kalimna, Lakes Entrance) is a lookout area that provides spectacular 270-degree panoramic views of the Gippsland Lakes, the entrance, Bass Strait and 90 Mile Beach.

Earlier this year, multiple concept designs for a new lookout experience at the Lookout Road site were developed. Your feedback is welcomed - please take the survey. Initial designs focused on providing an all abilities user experience taking advantage of the views. These plans were shared with stakeholders including councillors, the project control group (representing eight organisations) and a community panel (nine residents and business and community leaders).

Council is building new tourism infrastructure with a view to modernise the visitor stop-over viewing and interpretive facilities at this location, transforming the precinct into a significant tourist destination.

The project is positioned across two sites approximately 400 metres apart linked via roads and a walking track and will be completed in two stages.

Stage 1 – Hotel Road Site

The Hotel Road site is immediately adjacent to the Princes Highway. The site comprises of recently upgraded bitumen car parking and associated landscaped garden beds.

The original timber lookout platform has been removed and the new lookout modern but modest all abilities accessible pedestrian viewing platform is nearing completion.

Stage 2 - Lookout Road Site

The Lookout Road site is accessed on a bitumen sealed road with turning loop off Lookout Road and is situated adjacent to an existing grassed park area (Rotary Park) with some existing infrastructure.

An iconic new all abilities accessible pedestrian viewing platform will be constructed at this site. In parallel the Masterplan for the open space and other facilities within Rotary Park is being updated.

Other works across both sites will include signage and interpretive facilities to provide a more comprehensive and informative experience for visitors. Signage will be installed on Princes Highway directing people to the viewing platforms from eastern and western approaches.

Project control group:

* Lakes Entrance Action and Development Association

* Regional Roads Victoria

* Gippsland Ports

* Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

* GunaiKurnai Land and Water Aboriginal Corporation

* Marine Safety Victoria

* Disability Advisory Committee

* East Gippsland Shire Council

A small community panel of residents and business leaders from Lakes Entrance has been engaged in consultation in the Stage 2, Lookout Road Site. Please click on the photos on the right of screen to see the concept work.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Your feedback on a preferred concept design to help inform the design of stage one of the Jemmy's Point Lookout project is appreciated.

    All four concept designs are versions of a circular theme that Council and its design consultants believe best captialise on the site.

    The differences reflect changes to geometry and asthetic elements to create points of difference.

    All concepts as presented in the images are to scale within the aerial image taken of the site.

    Consultation has concluded
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Plans for stage two of the project are very conceptual and the ideal time for the community to share their thoughts on this East Gippsland Shire Council-led project.

    Earlier this year, multiple concept designs for a new lookout experience at the Lookout Road site were developed. Initial designs focused on providing an all abilities user experience taking advantage of the views. These plans were shared with stakeholders including councillors, the project control group (representing eight organisations) and a community panel (nine residents and business and community leaders).

    Feedback suggested that the new lookout platform should be:

    • A linear shape maximising viewing opportunity 
    • Cantilevered and soaring, providing an exciting visitor experience 
    • Provide elevation gain while still providing all abilities access

    The updated plans demonstrate various scales of development around a similar shaped structure. The updated plans also incorporate a draft concept master plan for improvements to the open space within the broader site.

    Now it’s over to the community to provide feedback and provide Council with a sense of the community sentiment and support around the extent of development at Lookout Road.

    Consultation has concluded
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