Metung Lake King Beach Upgrade

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An image of two people walking along the jetty at Lake King beach, Metung at sunset

The Lake King Beach Plan is finalised and upgrade works will commence in October 2019. Works at the site are scheduled in two stages to avoid the busy chirtsmas holiday period.

Works will include installation of new BBQ's, outdoor furniture, pergolas and a ramped deck. Landscaping and concrete paths will also be installed.

You can get involved in this next stage of the project by:

The Lake King Beach Plan is finalised and upgrade works will commence in October 2019. Works at the site are scheduled in two stages to avoid the busy chirtsmas holiday period.

Works will include installation of new BBQ's, outdoor furniture, pergolas and a ramped deck. Landscaping and concrete paths will also be installed.

You can get involved in this next stage of the project by:

  • Metung Village Green Waste Bins Proposal

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    9 months ago

    Existing Conditions

    Located at the north-east corner of the Metung Village Green is a concrete pavement upon which sits numerous 240 litre wheelie bins. This paved area is semi-enclosed on three sides by a dilapidated timber fence. The enclosure is open to the roadside at Kurnai Avenue.

    The primary intended purpose for these bins is for residents of Mosquito Point to dispose of

    household rubbish. The bins are also available to boats utilising the itinerate casual berthing on the Metung public jetty. However, due to the unrestricted access of the current bin enclosure, anecdotal evidence suggests that large amounts of household rubbish from the public is being dumped in these bins, reducing the effectiveness and capacity of providing adequate disposal for Mosquito Point residents.

    Consequently, an increasing number of 240 litre bins have been added to the current enclosure to meet the demand of dumped rubbish. There are currently 14 wheelie bins in the enclosure, resulting in a negative impact on the visual amenity of this prime public space, while still not satisfactorily ensuring bin capacity is available for Mosquito Point residents.

    Image 1 & 2 – Existing conditions - wheelie bin enclosure, dilapidated fencing, northern corner of Village Green.

    Needs Analysis

    A dedicated quantity of bins located in Metung is required solely for use by Mosquito Point residents.

    Council collection is non-existent at Mosquito Point and these residents have no other means of

    rubbish disposal. Access to dedicated bins by approved Mosquito Point residents should be by lock and key or pin-code to restrict unauthorised use by the public.

    The proposed restricted access dedicated to Mosquito Point residents will result in a vastly reduced requirement for bin capacity, and therefore a reduced number of bins at the Village Green and an improvement to the visual amenity of this prime public space.

    The council roll-out of standardised stainless-steel public-use bin enclosures across the region has been positive for the visual amenity of East Gippsland’s public spaces. Nine sets of these Marshall Brewer enclosures have been added recently to the central Metung Village area providing abundant quantity of public waste disposal.

    Proposal

    Demolish the existing dilapidated timber fence structure. Retain the existing concrete slab.

    Construct a new contemporary stainless-steel enclosure at the eastern end of the concrete slab

    to house six 240 litre wheelie bins. These will be the bins dedicated for the use of Mosquito Point residents. This enclosure shall be constructed in perforated stainless-steel for low maintenance and will be consistent in appearance with the rollout of the Marshall Brewer bins in Metung and elsewhere in East Gippsland.

    The new enclosure will be smaller in scale than the existing dilapidated timber fencing, with

    dimensions approximately 2.4m wide x 2.0m deep x 1.8m high.

    The eastern face of the enclosure will have opening doors, enabling approved Mosquito Point

    residents to unlock the enclosure to dispose of their household rubbish into the bins. These doors will also enable the waste collection company to extract the bins for emptying. The waste

    collection company will empty these six bins daily during peak periods.

    Located adjacent to the new enclosure, on the same concrete slab, will be a set of the Marshall

    Brewer stainless-steel bin enclosures for general street and boat waste/recycling. These bins will be relocated from the adjacent traffic island – a location which has raised safety concerns due to the necessity to cross the road twice in order to utilise bins in that location.

    Impression perspective south elevation showing secure bin enclosure for Mosquito Point residents and adjacent stainless-steel Marshall Brewer bins facing the Village Green for public street and boat waste, all sitting on concrete slab (concrete slab not clearly shown).

  • Lake King Beach Plan presented for information

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    over 1 year ago

    A draft concept design for Lake King beach was released for public discussion in February 2018 as part of the Metung Village Centre Master Plan development, building on the work already undertaken in Patterson Park. This concept plan has been further reviewed with several changes made based on feedback received and available budget. Most notable changes from the concept plan are that the existing toilet block will remain (and will be refurbished), and the plantings will be reduced to maintain more open space. It is noted that there was strong feedback to improve the beach itself, beach nourishment will be investigated, however, this is not included in this particular project. The Plan is now presented for information, any critical feedback comments are required by Thursday 31 January 2019. Works at Lake King Beach are planned to commence from April 2019 (after Easter).


  • Feedback for Lake King beach draft design concepts have closed

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    over 2 years ago

    Feedback for the Lake King beach draft design concepts closed 5pm, Friday February 16, 2018.

    Thank you to the community members who took the time to submit comments and feedback.

    The project reference group and the design team will now review the feedback.

    Regular project updates will be provided to the community through Your Say East Gippsland, as well as media releases and our quarterly email newsletter Metung/Nungurner Connect.

    If you would like to receive updates direct by email, please sign up to the newsletter here.

    Once again, East Gippsland Shire Council is appreciative of your interest in this exciting project for Metung.
  • Consultation report now available

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    over 3 years ago

    Consultation for the Metung Village Centre Master Plan closed 5pm, Monday 20 February 2017.

    Thank you to the community members who took the time to submit comments and feedback.

    We have compiled your ideas for Metung into a report which can be downloaded below.

    The project reference group and the design team will now review the feedback.

    This will inform the development of draft concept designs, which will address some of the matters raised through the community feedback process.

    The draft concept designs will then be presented to the community for more input and feedback.

    Regular project updates will be provided the community through Your Say East Gippsland, as well as media releases and email newsletters.

    Once again, East Gippsland Shire Council is appreciative of your interest in this exciting project for Metung.

    Download the consultation report below

    Consultation Report (PDF 2.28MB)

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