Why we're consulting

The Draft Gateway Lakes Master Plan aims to ensure the continued sustainable growth of the sports and events held at Gateway Lakes, by guiding development and retaining the values that contribute to the appeal of the site to the community.

Earlier this year, consultants ROSS Planning heard from local clubs, community stakeholder groups, park users and the wider community. Feedback received from community members has informed the draft master plan.

At its November meeting, the council endorsed the Draft Gateway Lakes Master Plan to go on public exhibition for community members to have their say.

Improvements proposed in the master plan are not significant and are designed to enhance existing features and improve connectivity while maintaining the natural environment of the area.

Background information

Gateway Lakes is a recreation precinct within Gateway Island. Detailed precinct master planning for this sites was identified as part of recommendations in the Gateway Island Master Plan 2018. The Gateway Lakes Master Plan will sit under the overarching Gateway Island Master Plan 2018 and will have precinct and site specific actions.

This precinct is a successful and recognised events hub for both outdoor events and for state and national level water-sport competitions. Water-skiing, dragon boat racing, rowing and canoeing/kayaking clubs all call the lake home and provide training and competition for local people who join them.

The objective of this planning was to establish an overarching long-term vision and values for the entire area with a lens towards future planning and business opportunities for tourism and social interaction. As part of this planning, recommendations for potential usage and improvements in each precinct were made related to the river, environment, social, activity, amenity, tourism and economic opportunities at a high level.

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Ways to have your say

This consultation was open from Wednesday, November 22 to Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

Anyone who lives, works, studies or invests in Wodonga or visits the municipality and uses the facilities, is invited to review the information provided, ask questions and provide feedback during this time.

Ways to provide feedback