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A master plan for Lake Pertobe

News Article Date: 
Thursday, 30 March 2017

Making one of the region’s top attractions even better is the aim of the draft Lake Pertobe Master Plan, which is now out for public comment.

The master plan will guide the Warrnambool City Council’s work to maintain, renew, improve and manage this much-loved community space over the next 10 – 15 years.

The plan was developed with the input and ideas of hundreds of people over the past year. 

It recommends 41 site-specific improvements and 19 management actions.

They include new and upgraded paths, play spaces, social and recreational facilities, improved connection and wayfinding information, revegetation and landscaping works, changes to vehicle parking arrangements and better drainage and stormwater management.

Warrnambool City Council Manager Community Policy and Planning Lisa McLeod said that there had been overwhelming community interest in the plan to date. 

“Residents are passionate about keeping the things they love, and want to see improvements which make sure Lake Pertobe stays one of the very best, freely-accessible playgrounds in Australia,” she said.

“The plan recommends improvements to existing play areas and suggests works which will encourage people to explore the whole reserve while improving walkable and bikeable connections between Lake Pertobe and both central Warrnambool and the rest of the foreshore precinct.

“This master plan will guide future investment in the park to make sure that Lake Pertobe remains a place that attracts visitors and local residents and continues to evolve as a unique place for people of all ages to meet, play and enjoy the environment.”

Council staff will be at The Fresh Market at Lake Pertobe on Sunday April 2 from 9am – 1pm to talk to people about the draft plan.

The plan can also be viewed, and feedback submitted, online at, or on printed surveys which are available from the Civic Centre, AquaZone and the Archie Graham Centre.

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