The Ballarat community is being encouraged to have its say on the Lake Wendouree Master Plan Final Draft.

The final draft achieves the goal of a 20-year strategic plan for the future of Lake Wendouree and builds on the preliminary draft which went on public exhibition in June and July this year. Submissions will be considered for the preparation of the Master Plan, which will then be presented to Council for adoption.

Additions to the final draft:

  • Precinct plans with detailed recommendations for 13 precincts of the Lake foreshore, including the North and South Gardens
  • A Key Improvements Plan, and
  • An Implementation Framework.

Lake Wendouree is renowned as Ballarat’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’. As one of the few lakes in Australia located in the centre of a major city, the lake is integral to Ballarat’s identity. Lake Wendouree is a valuable natural environment and open space asset for the community, and supports a wide range of recreational and aquatic sports, major events and tourist attractions, in an important area of Ballarat’s heritage.

It also places Ballarat on the international sporting stage, boasting a proud rowing history as home of the 1956 XVI Olympics and host of the World Masters Rowing Championship.

The Final Draft is available:

  • On myTownHall
  • At City of Ballarat Customer Service, 25 Armstrong Street South; Town Hall, Sturt Street; and Ballarat Library, Doveton Street North 

Submissions may be made online or posted to:

Lake Wendouree Master Plan
City of Ballarat
PO Box 655
Ballarat VIC 3353

Consultation closes Monday 30 October.


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