Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
Stage One of the Lakes Entrance Foreshore Park ($375,000), adjacent to the footbridge, will be completed by 2021 and Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, is looking for more tourism funding for the town.
“The park, which will be a great family attraction, adds another element to Lakes Entrance’s attraction as a holiday destination,” he said.
“We all know Lakes has amazing beaches and there is no better place to be in summer, but the key is providing facilities to make it a year-round destination and this foreshore park fits that bill perfectly.
“On the days when the weather is not conducive to the beach, it will give families a terrific experience. Lakes Entrance Action and Development Association (LEADA) has pushed this project strongly and they have achieved an appropriate outcome - full credit to them,” said Mr Bull.
“Families will be able to get their meals and refreshments from the shops across the road and sit on the grass or benches to watch their children play and it will also encourage tourists driving through the town to stop.
“Stage one of this project will see the construction of both nature-play and younger children play elements, which will be well received by families with children of all ages.”
Mr Bull said Stage One is being jointly funded by the East Gippsland Shire Council and State Government.
“I look forward to the State considering several more projects within our region, including delivering the funding for the completion of the Bullock Island redevelopment, in line with the Master Plan, which would become a major attraction in the town.
“Bullock Island has the potential to be a tourism game changer and I look forward to a response to my advocacy to have this delivered as part of our region’s recovery from the bushfires,” he said.
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull is seeking more funding for Lakes Entrance tourism facilities, including the Bullock Island upgrade.
Lakes Entrance footbridge image courtesy of Visit Victoria Content Hub