Lake Sambell Precinct Revitalisation

  • Project value$600K
  • Project scheduleOn Schedule
  • Completion Date30 June 2022
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About this project

The project aims to implement the key recommendations of the Lake Sambell Master Plan 2015 and the lakes and Waterways Activation Plan 2020-2030.

Following extensive consultation, the community vision is to provide a precinct for ecotourism and community use. The precinct will be a key destination for Beechworth and will complement other nature based tourism opportunities in the Shire and Region. 

Why is this project being undertaken?

The project will:

  1. Improve precinct signage which will improve orientation and interpretation of natural and cultural features in the reserve. The sign family will include orientation plaques at the Lake Sambell precinct entries, major and minor directional signs and distance markers and interpretive signage.
  2. Construction of elevated fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP) boardwalks and bridges over steep and inaccessible areas of the Lake Sambell Precinct to improve access to pedestrians, improve safety and to enable revegetation under the boardwalks. This will help facilitate water sensitive urban design (WSUD), reduce erosion and improve water quality. Key features of the historic landscape such as the clay banks, will be preserved.
  3. Formalise walking tracks with improved surfaces, steps, handrails and lookouts to improve pedestrian access and safety, and wherever possible, allow for universal design. Additional installation of universal design park furniture at key locations within the Precinct.
  4. Implement drainage and erosion control measures using Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) measures, traditional drainage techniques, revegetation, rock beaching and construction of retaining walls. Lake Sambell is primarily charged by storm water from the surrounding town which provides significant challenges with point discharge and water quality. innovative and attractive solutions will be found for this problem. 

What is happening and when?

Phase 1: Detailed survey and design will be undertaken for elements of the project and released for public comment. September 2020

Phase 2: Procurement and Construction Commencement Sept 2020- Dec 2020

Phase 3: Construction and completion Jan 2022-June 2022 

What will be the impact of these works?

Sections of the walking track network in the Lake Sambell Precinct will be closed for short periods during construction work.



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