Overview

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.

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.
2. Chrystal Bay Picnic Area
3. Long Point Picnic Area
4. ​Pile Bay Picnic Area
​5. Suzie Q Tracks
6. ​Lonely Bay Picnic Area
11. ​Burnt Bridge Picnic Area
10. Cherry Tree Picnic Area
7. ​Balmer’s Break
​8. Marsdenia Rainforest Walk
9. Park Entry
12. South Boundary Rd
25. Glasshouse Campground
13. ​Glasshouse Access Road
24. ​Gibbs Beach
23. ​Pettmans Beach Campground
22. ​Trident Arm Campground
​21. Trident Arm Boat Ramp
20. ​Morgan’s Landing Track
19. ​Ironbark Campground
18. ​Reedy Arm Track 2
​17. Reedy Arm No 1
16. ​Cameron’s Arm Track 2
​15. Cameron’s Arm Campground
14. Happy Valley

Complete the survey

This survey will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. There are some general questions about you, followed by questions about the draft strategy.

Part A: About You

Please select an age range from the drop down box.

Please enter your residential postcode

Are you completing this survey on behalf of an organisation or community group? Required
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How often do you visit the Lake Tyers State Park? Required
What are your main interests in the Park? Required

One star = 'low understanding' to five stars = 'high understanding'

Part B: Your Views

General

The main objective of the strategy is to ensure cultural and environmental values are protected while enhancing the visitor experience.

Have you read the draft strategy? Required

You can access the full draft strategy, a summary and maps above.

Looking at the map, please indicate your overall level of support for the proposed arrangement of facilities throughout the park.

Roads and access

Some roads in the park have been identified as low use or impacting on cultural or environmental values.

To protect these areas the strategy proposes changes to the use of some of these tracks. This will include introducing 'Management Vehicles Only' (MVO) tracks and/or complete closure of some existing routes.

Please indicate your level of support for the proposed road and access changes:

Page 14 of strategy contains a map of tracks with proposed changes. MVO - Management Vehicles Only

Strongly do not support
Do not support
Neutral
Support
Strongly Support
Cameron's Arm No 2 (change to MVO)
Reedy Arm No 1 (change to MVO)
Last 500m of South Boundary Track (change to MVO)
Balmers Break track (change to MVO)
Susie Q track (closure)
Morgans Landing Track (closure)
Long Point Track (change to walking trail)

Facilities and amenities

The launching of boats and camping are currently not permitted at Trident Arm and both activities are causing erosion along the foreshore and damage to the area's cultural values.

Please indicate your level of support for the following changes at Trident Arm:
Strongly do not support
Do not support
Neutral
Support
Strongly support
Construction of launching area for small boats at Trident Arm
Establishing a dedicated area for day visitors (picnic table, barbeque, information boards etc.)

The Glasshouse is a popular camping location within Lake Tyers State Park.

The strategy outlines proposed improvements to visitor facilities throughout the park, as identified previously these improvements are subject to funding and any approved works will be completed over several years.

Please indicate your level of support for the key changes proposed for the Glasshouse Site.
Strongly do not support.
Do Not Support
Neutral
Support
Strongly Support
Designated camping areas.
Specific Day Visitor site with picnic tables and BBQ's
Installation of fishing platform or jetty
Installation of interpretive signage.

Prioritisation

Please note the proposed changes identified throughout the strategy are all subject funding being available for implementation.

  1. Changing vehicle access in some locations #
  2. Replacement and additional toilets in day visitor and camping locations #
  3. Replacement of and additional picnic tables and wood fired BBQ’s #
  4. New fishing/kayak launching platforms #
  5. Construction of new walking tracks and improvements to existing walking tracks #
  6. Installation of interpretive signage at key locations. #

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Collection Notice

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