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 towards 2050.

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.

Council is working 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.

Stage 2 of the process is now nearing completion and work has commenced on Stage 3 of the project which involves understanding and identifying those areas and assets of Lakes Entrance vulnerable to risk from natural hazards – specifically flooding - both now and in the future having considered the impacts of climate change.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the community engagement activities during the months of April and May 2018. All feedback from the survey, project hub and community workshop has been collected, reviewed and summarised in the Engagement Summary Report.

Get informed:

Get involved:

Contact Kate Nelson, Director Community Strategy: legas@egipps.vic.gov.au or telephone 03 5153 9500.

East Gippsland Shire Council, with support from the Victorian Government, is preparing a strategic plan for growth and adaptation in Lakes Entrance towards 2050.

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.

Council is working 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.

Stage 2 of the process is now nearing completion and work has commenced on Stage 3 of the project which involves understanding and identifying those areas and assets of Lakes Entrance vulnerable to risk from natural hazards – specifically flooding - both now and in the future having considered the impacts of climate change.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the community engagement activities during the months of April and May 2018. All feedback from the survey, project hub and community workshop has been collected, reviewed and summarised in the Engagement Summary Report.

Get informed:

Get involved:

Contact Kate Nelson, Director Community Strategy: legas@egipps.vic.gov.au or telephone 03 5153 9500.

  • East Gippsland Video News Update - Lakes Entrance

    11 months ago



  • Community workshop well attended

    12 months ago
    Community workshop may 3   web

    Approximately 50 community members participated in the Community Workshop held in Lakes Entrance on Thursday 3 May 2018 to contribute to community information about what is important to people in Lakes Entrance.

    The Lakes Entrance Growth and Adaptation Strategy is focused on ensuring that Lakes Entrance can grow into the future in a way that the community can relate to, understand and support. We are looking to the long term, but building on past work and work that is happening today as well so we are not starting from scratch.

    We will be working to understand what is likely to drive change into the future and most importantly we are looking to first make sure that we understand what is important to community members, businesses and people visiting Lakes Entrance. This is critical to ensure that the way we plan for the future has these important things as a key focus.

    The workshop was one of a number of different opportunities for community members to provide their insights and thoughts about what is valued and important to the community and functioning of the town.

    The details of how you can get involved are included on this Your Say site and you can get involved in this part of the process through until the end of May.

    At the end of the consultation period, and once all of the data has been collated, we will publish a report letting everyone know what we’ve found out.

    Thanks very much to everyone who attended the workshop we really appreciate your input.

    Approximately 50 community members participated in the Community Workshop held in Lakes Entrance on Thursday 3 May 2018 to contribute to community information about what is important to people in Lakes Entrance.

    The Lakes Entrance Growth and Adaptation Strategy is focused on ensuring that Lakes Entrance can grow into the future in a way that the community can relate to, understand and support. We are looking to the long term, but building on past work and work that is happening today as well so we are not starting from scratch.

    We will be working to understand what is likely to drive change into the future and most importantly we are looking to first make sure that we understand what is important to community members, businesses and people visiting Lakes Entrance. This is critical to ensure that the way we plan for the future has these important things as a key focus.

    The workshop was one of a number of different opportunities for community members to provide their insights and thoughts about what is valued and important to the community and functioning of the town.

    The details of how you can get involved are included on this Your Say site and you can get involved in this part of the process through until the end of May.

    At the end of the consultation period, and once all of the data has been collated, we will publish a report letting everyone know what we’ve found out.

    Thanks very much to everyone who attended the workshop we really appreciate your input.
  • Community Panel

    12 months ago

    Community Panel

    Following a call for nominations from the public, a Community Panel has now been selected and will act as a key link between the consultant team, Council and local people. The Community Panel is comprised of local business owners, stakeholders and residents. They will provide advice and commentary on key projects and strategies for Lakes Entrance.

    The Panel:

    • Represent a range of community perspectives from different sectors and interest groups within the Lakes Entrance community;

    • Guide Council on how to maximise community input to nominated plans or strategies, including the LEGAS;

    • Share local knowledge between key community stakeholders and local authorities;

    • Act as a sounding board for Council; and

    • Act as ambassadors from different community groups and share perspectives and points of view.

    Community Panel members and their community connections:

    • David Stuckey: Commercial land owner, Support worker
    • Peter Jones: Voice of Lakes Entrance, LEADA, Past Rotarian, Marine Mammal Foundation, Community events
    • Arthur Allen: LefTrade, Rotarian, Cemetery Trust, St Brendan’s, GLCC
    • Claire Allsopp: New to Lakes Entrance and establishing connections
    • Jennifer North: Rotary and broad community interest and involvement
    • Kevin Barling: Broad community connection and interest in the future of Lakes Entrance
    • Geof Bassett: Country Fire Authority - Brigade Captain and Local Business Owner
    • Ted Hare: Seniors, past school principal
    • Lauren Barlow: Past president of VOLE, Commbank Manager
    • David Holding: Lakes Entrance Historical Society, Gippsland Ports Maritime Services Manager
    • Bruce Hurley: Seniors, LEADA, Rotary, connections with Aboriginal community, Table Tennis, community health background
    • Bobbie Hall: Dance, arts and culture
    • Peter Johnstone: Gippsland Coastal Board, Destination Gippsland, GLMAC, LEADA, Nature Tourism emphasis
    • Ewan Fotheringham: Golf, Junior Football, fishing industry
    • Jamie O'Donnell: Broad community interest, particular interesting in facilities for youth and activities, Lakes Entrance Amateur Basketball Association President, Lakes Entrance Youth and Recreation Centre Committee Member

    Community Panel

    Following a call for nominations from the public, a Community Panel has now been selected and will act as a key link between the consultant team, Council and local people. The Community Panel is comprised of local business owners, stakeholders and residents. They will provide advice and commentary on key projects and strategies for Lakes Entrance.

    The Panel:

    • Represent a range of community perspectives from different sectors and interest groups within the Lakes Entrance community;

    • Guide Council on how to maximise community input to nominated plans or strategies, including the LEGAS;

    • Share local knowledge between key community stakeholders and local authorities;

    • Act as a sounding board for Council; and

    • Act as ambassadors from different community groups and share perspectives and points of view.

    Community Panel members and their community connections:

    • David Stuckey: Commercial land owner, Support worker
    • Peter Jones: Voice of Lakes Entrance, LEADA, Past Rotarian, Marine Mammal Foundation, Community events
    • Arthur Allen: LefTrade, Rotarian, Cemetery Trust, St Brendan’s, GLCC
    • Claire Allsopp: New to Lakes Entrance and establishing connections
    • Jennifer North: Rotary and broad community interest and involvement
    • Kevin Barling: Broad community connection and interest in the future of Lakes Entrance
    • Geof Bassett: Country Fire Authority - Brigade Captain and Local Business Owner
    • Ted Hare: Seniors, past school principal
    • Lauren Barlow: Past president of VOLE, Commbank Manager
    • David Holding: Lakes Entrance Historical Society, Gippsland Ports Maritime Services Manager
    • Bruce Hurley: Seniors, LEADA, Rotary, connections with Aboriginal community, Table Tennis, community health background
    • Bobbie Hall: Dance, arts and culture
    • Peter Johnstone: Gippsland Coastal Board, Destination Gippsland, GLMAC, LEADA, Nature Tourism emphasis
    • Ewan Fotheringham: Golf, Junior Football, fishing industry
    • Jamie O'Donnell: Broad community interest, particular interesting in facilities for youth and activities, Lakes Entrance Amateur Basketball Association President, Lakes Entrance Youth and Recreation Centre Committee Member