September 2020 Update –
A focus has been on upgrading the Entrance walk and establishing the
Krauatungalung walk. LEADA has attracted funding for upgrading the Entrance
walk. This project is being managed by EGSC. Work has commenced and is due to
be completed by July 2021. LEADA reps on this project are Bruce Hurley and Katie
The Krauatungalung walk is an all abilities circuit around the lake from the footbridge
to Eastern Beach. This is an important project as it will highlight stories and art work
from the Lakes Entrance Aboriginal community, be accessible to all and provide the
missing links between existing infrastructure. The walk can be staged. LEADA is
promoting early completion of the stage that will provide features and landscaping for
the foreshore park on the town side of the footbridge as well as the area in front of
the surf club on the beach side of the footbridge. LEADA reps on this project are
Katie Zagami, Jeff Wilson and Bruce Hurley.
LEADA members were asked to provide feedback before the end of September on
the Krauatungalung walk plans. You can do this by going to LEADA’s web site and
clicking on news and updates.
There are many great walks and trails in Lakes Entrance and surrounds.
Discussions with Gippsland Lakes Complete Health, Skipper Pete, Sarah Carlisle
and Katie Zagami from Darren Chester’s Office has started to work towards getting
an audit of the trails and to establish a priority for upgrading some of the trails as well
as creating links between the trails.
May 2020 Update –
• The design of the Tatungalung all abilities circuit walk is proceeding. The walk is an all
abilities circuit from the footbridge to Eastern Beach.
• The upgrade of the Entrance walk will take place in the 2020-21 year
• Gippsland Lakes Complete Health has a walk’s project group. Their current focus is
improvements to the town loop which includes the Esplanade and Marine Parade
• Bullock Island walking and bike tracks will be planned during 2020-21 year
• Discussion is needed to develop an overview of all tracks and how they could be linked
Feb 2020 Update –
The Entrance walk funding application has been approved. LEADA is the auspice body and Council has agreed to manage the project in accordance with the decisions of a committee of management of the stakeholders. LEADA members will be encouraged to join working bees that will undertake weeding and revegetation as part of this project. The project is scheduled to be completed this year.
The $50,000 for the planning stage of the Tatungalung circuit all abilities walk from the footbridge to Eastern Beach has also been approved. LEADA is also the auspice body for this project. The project is likely to be staged with the first stage being the completion of the walk on the foreshore side.
December 2019 Update –
On Wednesday LEADA was notified that it’s application to the Commonwealth Government for a $20,000 grant to improve the walk from the footbridge to the Entrance was successful. Gippsland Ports and East Gippsland Shire will also make contributions to this project which will be undertaken in 2020. The project involves improved signage both directional and interpretive signage about marine and birdlife and the organising of community working bees to remove weeds and then plant vegetation in key areas of the walk.
November 2019 Update –
LEADA’s submissions for the funding of the first stage of the Tatungalung walk (footbridge to Eastern Beach) and for improvements to the Entrance walk have been made with the assistance of Darren Chester’s Office, East Gippsland Shire Council and Gippsland Ports. LEADA awaits the outcome. So far the feedback from the funding authorities has been positive.
October 2019 Update –
LEADA’s submissions for the funding of the first stage of the Tatungalung walk (footbridge to Eastern Beach) and for improvements to the Entrance walk have been made. Assistance with these submissions have been received from Darren Chester’s Office, East Gippsland Shire Council and Gippsland Ports. LEADA awaits the outcome.
September 2019 Update –
LEADA has submitted two submissions to improve walks in Lakes Entrance with the help of Darren Chester’s office. We are hopeful that funding will be received. The first submission is to improve the Entrance walk with new interpretive and directional signage and to remove weeds and revegetate some areas along this iconic walk. The second submission, a larger project, if successful will create an all abilities board walk around the lake from the footbridge to Eastern Beach. The walk will feature the history and artwork of the local Aboriginal community and be called the Tatungalung Circuit walk. It is an exciting project.