$1.5M viewing platform to be built at Lakes Entrance
A $1.5 million viewing platform will be built in Lakes Entrance, with the federal government to match funding from East Gippsland Shire Council.
The Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has announced $750,000 for the project as part of more than $4 million in Federal Government support for local projects that he says will "boost jobs, spending and investment in Gippsland."
A cantilevered pedestrian lookout and viewing platform will be contructed for people all abilities.
“The new lookout will provide a breathtaking experience for visitors, who’ll enjoy the majestic view of the Gippsland Lakes and the entrance, Ninety Mile Beach and the ocean," Mr Chester said.
“With a key tourism drawcard like the viewing platform, we’ll be able to boost the number of visitors who come to the region and encourage them to stay longer to enjoy the area.
“Gippsland has world-class natural attractions, but unfortunately the infrastructure on public land is old and tired.