Little Lake Boort Master Plan Update

Published on 24 November 2016

The Boort community has already started the conversation about the Little Lake Boort Master Plan. Early conversations suggest that most people go to the lake to walk, jog or ride their bike; to relax and reflect; or to go boating or sailing.

“Early survey respondents are saying that priorities need to be about completing the Federation Trail; building boardwalks and jetties that let people connect more to the water; enhancing Myrnong Beach; improving access for people with disabilities; and linking township trails to the lake”, says Allan Stobaus, Council’s Community Support Manager.

“People are also saying there is a need for a consistent style of park furniture and activity nodes in addition to Nolens Park, which can get very crowded. They are also saying there should be a mix of exotic trees for shade, and indigenous trees; and that environmental and cultural values need to be enhanced”, adds Allan.

Rod Poxon, Secretary of the Boort Development Committee says, “We need everyone to offer their opinion and voice. This is the only way we will understand how the majority of residents and visitors feel about the options that could be considered for the lake and its environments.”

“I really encourage people to spend some time at the ‘Pen and Pin’ wall in BRIC. ‘Pin’ pictures of interesting ideas you have found on the Internet or in magazines, or write comments about things already penned.

We encourage parents and teachers to ask children to draw pictures of ideas for the lake and pin them on the wall.  There are sticky notes and textas at the wall, so let your imagination unleash,” encourages Rod.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to spend just 30 minutes on the project. Here is how you can spend those 30 minutes.

You can complete an online survey at www.research.net/r/LLBoortMasterPlanComSurvey or you can collect a hard copy survey from BRIC, or by ringing Carmel Pethick, Council’s Community Development Officer on 5494 1253. If you are 17 or younger there is a special survey for you at https://www.research.net/r/LLBoortSurveyforYoungPeople.

You can also send a submission to Little Lake Boort Master Plan C/- Loddon Shire Council, 37-41 High Street, Wedderburn, Vic 3518 by Friday 16 December 2016.
For more information on the project please contact Allan Stobaus on 5494 1219 or email astobaus@loddon.vic.gov.au