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What is the purpose of the plan?
The draft Livingstone Park Management Plan was first developed in 2009. Over time factors affecting the Livingstone Park area have changed. East Gippsland Shire Council therefore updated the plan to reflect changes and include new issues and opportunities now applicable to the area.
The purpose of the draft Livingstone Park Management Plan is to develop a framework that identifies issues and opportunities associated with the management, use and development of public land abutting Livingstone Creek in the township of Omeo. The plan also establishes the need and potential for development of new facilities or the upgrading of existing facilities.
The original catalyst for the development of the management plan was the need to redevelop the facility known as the Omeo Pool. The pool infrastructure is in very poor structural condition and no longer met community expectation, river health and water usage regulations and safety requirements.
What is the project scope and study area?
The scope of the management plan includes Crown Land reserves, and Council owned public land that is connected or related to the Livingstone Park area.
The study area includes the area commonly known as Livingstone Park and an additional area of Crown land to the west of the Park. Livingstone Park and the study area border the western side of Omeo township between Bazeley Street and Old Omeo Highway. Links to nearby walking tracks and sites such as the Oriental Claims Historic Area and Omeo Caravan Park are also considered within the plan.
Important historical, cultural and natural values exist within the park, in addition to the site providing valuable recreational opportunities within close proximity to the Omeo township. The study area is larger than the formal Livingstone Park, but will from this point on be simply referred to as Livingstone Park.The study area is approximately 25 hectares in size, and includes the informal Livingstone Creek Swimming Pool, a network of walking tracks, day visitor area and picnic facilities, playground, war memorial, Pump Track and Skate Ramp.
How can I view the Mountain Bike Tourism Destination Report?
In 2016 Livingstone Park and the wider Omeo area was evaluated for its suitability as a mountain bike tourism destination.
The report is included in the document library for viewing or download.
Please note that the report is inclusive of a similar evaluation that was also carried out for Mt Taylor at the same time.
How can I submit feedback?
East Gippsland Shire Council would like to get your feedback on the draft plan.
A short survey is available to complete online or at one of the Customer Service Centres noted below. The feedback process concludes at 5.00pm Monday 27 February 2017.
Online submissions can be made by completing the survey at yoursay.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au.
Hardcopies of the documents can also be viewed at the Customer Service Centres noted below, during the hours of Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5:00pm, with the exception of Mallacoota.
Bairnsdale - Service Centre: 24 Service Street
18 Mechanics Street
Omeo: 179 Day Avenue
Orbost: 1 Ruskin Street
Paynesville: 55 The Esplanade
Mallacoota: 70 Maurice Avenue
Monday and Tuesday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Once completed, please return the survey to:
Strategic Projects Planner
PO Box 1618, Bairnsdale, Vic 3875
Facsimile: (03) 5153 9576