Overview

Lake Burrumbeet is a large freshwater lake 20km west of Ballarat. The area is rich in cultural heritage and environmental values and is popular for a range of recreational activities, including walking, camping, boating and fishing.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) has launched the Lake Burrumbeet Futures Project. Together with project partners, we are asking community groups, residents and visitors to help shape a long-term community vision, which will guide future management arrangements for Lake Burrumbeet.

DELWP has established the Project Partner Group which includes representatives from the following organisations and community groups:

  • Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation
  • City of Ballarat
  • Country Fire Authority
  • Central Highlands Water
  • Federation University
  • Friends of Lake Burrumbeet Inc.
  • Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority
  • Lake Burrumbeet Ski Club
  • Parks Victoria
  • Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • DELWP

Since the project commenced in July 2018, DELWP has been gathering feedback from project partners about important issues, risks and opportunities relevant to Lake Burrumbeet. DELWP has also completed environmental values mapping and a cultural heritage assessment with Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation.

We're now asking the community to help us further by filling out the survey below and telling us how you currently use Lake Burrumbeet and your views about the future vision and management of Lake Burrumbeet.

Background Information

A report which summarises emerging themes and what is known about Lake Burrumbeet (key issues, risks and future uses), timeline of key events and milestones that have occurred at Lake Burrumbeet and a summary of key legislation governing the management options at Lake Burrumbeet.
Lake Burrumbeet Futures Project- Background Information (PDF)
PDF (1.21 MB)
Lake Burrumbeet Futures Project- Background Information (Word)
MS Word (4.58 MB)

Feedback from Survey

The results of the survey has now been reviewed and a summary of the results are now available to view below.

An engagement report will be shared with the community once complete in July 2019. This report will contain a summary of the Lake Burrumbeet Futures Project including:

  • detailed survey results and feedback from submissions,
  • a vision statement outlining what Lake Burrumbeet will be into the future,
  • actions and recommendations for future implementation.

Thank you for your ongoing interest in the Lake Burrumbeet Futures Project.

Thank you for your feedback

Thank you for your interest in the Lake Burrumbeet Futures Project, the survey is now closed.

The project team are now reviewing the results and feedback and we will be holding a workshop with our project partners in late April to consider these results and to consider options and recommendations for the future vision of Lake Burrumbeet.

In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about the Lake Burrumbeet Futures Project or would like to get in touch with the project team, we would love to hear from you.

Lake Burrumbeet Futures Project team

engage.grampians@delwp.vic.gov.au

Phone 136 186


What would you like to see and do at Lake Burrumbeet?

The survey will help to inform us about how people use Lake Burrumbeet and the communities future vision for Lake Burrumbeet. This will assist when thinking about different management options.
1- What is your interest in Lake Burrumbeet? (Tick all that apply) Required
2- What activities do you participate in when you visit Lake Burrumbeet? (Tick all that apply) Required
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Please rank activities in order of importance to you using all of options in the list. Drag the options to the right of the screen. On some mobile devices you can just click on the options to allow you to rank them in order.

  1. Bird watching #
  2. Barbequing or Picnicking #
  3. Boating (Water skiing, Jet skiing) #
  4. Camping #
  5. Conserving the environment #
  6. Enjoying the natural environment #
  7. Exercising #
  8. Fishing #
  9. Game hunting #
  10. Photography, drawing, painting #
  11. Preserving cultural heritage #
  12. Swimming #
  13. Walking (including dog walking) #
  14. Other activity – please specify #

Please describe your vision. The following images may prompt your thoughts.

Montage of images of how the lake could be used

Please rank activities in order of importance to you using all of options in the list. Drag the options to the right of the screen. On some mobile devices you can just click on the options to allow you to rank them in order.

  1. Contributing to tourism opportunities in the region #
  2. Encouraging community access and recreation #
  3. Encouraging revegetation to improve biodiversity #
  4. Encouraging partnerships with the local community to improve biodiversity and community awareness #
  5. Managing water quality #
  6. Managing bushfire risk to the community #
  7. Providing habitat for threatened species #
  8. Supporting local industry and adjoining land uses #
  9. Other (please specify) #

Feel free to add details of anything that you 'like' about Lake Burrumbeet

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Feel free to add any 'wishes' you have for Lake Burrumbeet

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Feel free to add anything that you 'wonder' about at Lake Burrumbeet

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The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

How can I find out more?

If you would like to learn more about the Lake Burrumbeet Futures Project or would like to get in touch with the project team, we would love to hear from you.

We'll be out and about at Lake Burrumbeet and in the communities surrounding Lake Burrumbeet during February and March 2019. Please look out for us and come and share your views.

Lake Burrumbeet Futures Project team

engage.grampians@delwp.vic.gov.au

Phone 136 186