New camping and access strategy for Lake Tyers state park

Posted on

New Camping and Access Strategy for Lake Tyers State Park released!

Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) and Parks Victoria are excited to inform you that the Camping and Access Strategy for Lake Tyers State Park is now complete. Implementation of the Strategy is being kick-started by $1.72 million funding to formalise five campgrounds, thanks to the Victorian Government’s $105.6 million Victoria’s Great Outdoors program.

The goal of the strategy is to ensure that Lake Tyers State Park continues to be a place to enjoy camping, fishing, boating, walking and other activities in a natural setting, while reducing potential impacts on the land, water and Cultural heritage in the park. Considerable thought has been invested about locations like the Glasshouse camping area to ensure values are protected while maintaining the bush camping experience.

GLaWAC and Parks Victoria have been working on the Camping and Access Strategy since 2017, and conducted extensive community consultation in 2018 and 2020. Feedback was that overall people were happy with the proposed strategy and supported the facility upgrades, but some expressed concern about the proposed vehicle access changes. In the light of the feedback about access changes, GLaWAC and Parks Victoria agreed to not proceed with three of the seven proposed changes, four changes remained in the strategy to protect important cultural heritage sites.

To view the Lake Tyers State Park Camping and Access Strategy, go to the Government’s Engage Victoria Website. Engage Victoria link: https://engage.vic.gov.au/lake-tyers-strategy

Thank you for your feedback during the development of the strategy. The joint-management partners look forward to keeping you informed when implementation of the strategy commences.

Warm Regards, 

Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation and Parks Victoria