Sunset Cove Upgrade

Current conditions at Sunset Cove, Paynesville

Sunset Cove was identified as a key Precinct Area within the Paynesville Foreshore Management Plan (PFMP), adopted in 2017 following significant consultation with the Paynesville community.

The Sunset Cove Precinct which is on a significant pedestrian route currently consists of an aging playground, semi formalised car park, picnic/shelter/BBQ amenities and a toilet block. The 2017 PFMP consultation identified a number of areas that could be enhanced:

  • Improvements to park and playground equipment, and other amenities including shade
  • Pathway connection improvements between the foreshore and the township precinct, and existing Newlands Backwater
  • The opportunity to enhance the connection between the shore area and the water
  • The provision of a restructured & defined carpark to reduce pedestrian and vehicle conflict, and improve manoeuvrability and usability

In 2018 a draft landscape plan was prepared for the Sunset Cove upgrade based on the feedback from the PFMP. In order to reaffirm the community’s aspirations for the Precinct Council met with key stakeholder groups in January 2019 to review and discuss the draft plan. This feedback was used to amend the draft plan which was opened for public comment in February 2019.

The feedback from the survey has been reviewed and resulted in some changes to the design. The full Engagement Report is now available for viewing in the Document Library.

Stage 1 works, consisting of the playground upgrade, have commenced on site. Stage 2 works on the carpark will commence later in the year.

Queries regarding this project can be directed to Elizabeth Heath, Community Infrastructure Designer (03) 5153 9500.

Privacy notice: The information you provide will be used for research purposes only and will remain completely confidential in compliance with the Australian Privacy Principles.

Sunset Cove was identified as a key Precinct Area within the Paynesville Foreshore Management Plan (PFMP), adopted in 2017 following significant consultation with the Paynesville community.

The Sunset Cove Precinct which is on a significant pedestrian route currently consists of an aging playground, semi formalised car park, picnic/shelter/BBQ amenities and a toilet block. The 2017 PFMP consultation identified a number of areas that could be enhanced:

  • Improvements to park and playground equipment, and other amenities including shade
  • Pathway connection improvements between the foreshore and the township precinct, and existing Newlands Backwater
  • The opportunity to enhance the connection between the shore area and the water
  • The provision of a restructured & defined carpark to reduce pedestrian and vehicle conflict, and improve manoeuvrability and usability

In 2018 a draft landscape plan was prepared for the Sunset Cove upgrade based on the feedback from the PFMP. In order to reaffirm the community’s aspirations for the Precinct Council met with key stakeholder groups in January 2019 to review and discuss the draft plan. This feedback was used to amend the draft plan which was opened for public comment in February 2019.

The feedback from the survey has been reviewed and resulted in some changes to the design. The full Engagement Report is now available for viewing in the Document Library.

Stage 1 works, consisting of the playground upgrade, have commenced on site. Stage 2 works on the carpark will commence later in the year.

Queries regarding this project can be directed to Elizabeth Heath, Community Infrastructure Designer (03) 5153 9500.

Privacy notice: The information you provide will be used for research purposes only and will remain completely confidential in compliance with the Australian Privacy Principles.

  • Sunset Cove upgrade begins

    9 months ago

    Work to update and improve the Sunset Cove recreation area in Paynesville will begin on Monday, May 27, East Gippsland Shire Council says.

    Sunset Cove is a popular spot with children’s play equipment and barbecues. It is also part of a well-used walking route.

    The project involves moving the play equipment, demolition and construction works. Council will create new landscaping and install a new barbecue shelter, park furniture, bike racks and a children’s play area.

    A core part of the upgrade is moving the playground away from the road to provide separation for pedestrians and...

    Work to update and improve the Sunset Cove recreation area in Paynesville will begin on Monday, May 27, East Gippsland Shire Council says.

    Sunset Cove is a popular spot with children’s play equipment and barbecues. It is also part of a well-used walking route.

    The project involves moving the play equipment, demolition and construction works. Council will create new landscaping and install a new barbecue shelter, park furniture, bike racks and a children’s play area.

    A core part of the upgrade is moving the playground away from the road to provide separation for pedestrians and vehicles and upgrading the play equipment.

    The work is being completed in-house by council staff and is expected to take approximately two months to complete.

    Mayor Cr Natalie O’Connell said the need to upgrade the area was identified in council’s Paynesville Foreshore Management Plan.

    “We received 100 responses to our community consultation earlier this year, which shows how important this spot is for residents. It is an idyllic location for people to get together and enjoy the lake and beautiful surroundings,” Cr O’Connell said.

    “We have used the community feedback to finalise the project’s design, the play equipment chosen, and to address accessibility issues at the bottom of the pedestrian ramp linking Sunset Cove and Newlands Drive.”

    Access to the Sunset Cove Walking Track will be maintained during the works.

    Construction of a new car park to formalise parking and protect vegetation will begin around September and be finished in time for summer.

    To view the results of the community consultation, visit council’s engagement portal, yoursay.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au.

    For more information on this project, contact council’s Community Infrastructure Designer Elizabeth Heath on 5153 9500.