The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) reminds the community to have their say on the future of Lake Burrumbeet, before the Lake Burrumbeet Futures Project online survey closes.
DELWP Grampians Community and Partnerships Regional Manager, Kathryn Campbell said: “We are asking community members to share their ideas and aspirations for Lake Burrumbeet with us.
“We want to ensure that people are aware that they have the opportunity to guide how the lake is managed into the future.
“Lake Burrumbeet is a magnificent resource on our doorstep, particularly for our expanding Lucas communities and is popular for a range of recreational activities, including walking, camping, boating and fishing.
“The area is immensely important to the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners and has significant cultural heritage and natural values,” Ms Campbell said.
“DELWP has been working with our project partners to capture information about issues and opportunities and with the support of Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation has undertaken a cultural heritage assessment.
“A family fun day was recently held to encourage more people to experience the lake. Families gathered to hear fascinating stories about the cultural history and significance of the lake and contributed to conversations about how they see the lake in the future. “DELWP staff have also carried out roving visits to the lake to chat to visitors, postcards and posters are in cafes, libraries and other locations.”
To contribute to the future of Lake Burrumbeet people are encouraged to complete an online survey before the end of this weekend, by visiting https://engage.vic.gov.au/lake-burrumbeetfutures
The online survey closes this Sunday 31 March.