Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation and Parks Victoria have been working together to create a new Camping and Access Strategy for Lake Tyers State Park.
The Lake Tyers State Park, located on the country of the Krauatungalung clan, is a special place for Victorians, especially the Gunaikurnai community. The park surrounds Lake Tyers and extends from the sea at Lake Tyers Beach township to Mount Nowa Nowa and has exceptional Aboriginal cultural values that are of the utmost importance to the Gunaikurnai community.
The landforms, features and sites within the park are of spiritual significance. The features in the Lake Tyers landscape represent stories fundamental to Gunaikurnai culture.
More than 40 Gunaikurnai cultural heritage sites have been recorded in the park, most of which are artefact scatter sites and burial sites. There are also scarred trees and shell middens.
Morgans Landing and the Glasshouse area are places within the park, among others, that have significant traditional and contemporary Gunaikurnai cultural heritage values.
The park is well known for its natural beauty and recreational opportunities with excellent fishing and bush camping locations throughout. Visitors also enjoy boating, kayaking, bushwalking, bird watching and the natural values of the park.
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation and Parks Victoria have developed the draft strategy to protect areas of cultural and environmental values, whilst identifying opportunities to maximise the visitor experience with improved facilities.
About the draft strategy
The Camping and Access Strategy will provide a future direction for the management of Lake Tyers State Park to improve the visitor experience and available facilities, whilst creating the framework to celebrate and protect areas of cultural and environmental values.
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation and Parks Victoria are now seeking feedback on key elements of the draft strategy. These include proposed new and upgraded facilities such as public amenities, picnic tables, boat launching facilities, pedestrian access to the waters edge, as well as changes to road access and site layouts within the Park.
You can have your say by completing the survey below. Please complete by Sunday 20 September 2020.
Click on the coloured icons to learn about proposed changes and improvements at different locations within the Lake Tyers State Park. The different colours of the icons indicate whether the priority of implementation is Low, Medium or High.
Low = Orange, Medium = Green and High = Blue
The proposed changes identified throughout the strategy are all subject to funding being available for implementation.
Lake Tyers State Park Interactive Map which identifies locations with proposed changes. Map can also be located in Lake Tyers State Park Camping and Access Strategy One Page Summary with Map.
Draft Strategy, summary and maps
Complete the survey
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