Lake Tyers State Park The Glasshouse camping area upgrades

Project status

Timeline with four steps. Design developed - 2023. Assessments and approvals finalised - early 2024. Construction starts - mid 2024. Construction complete - late 2024

The above timeline is subject to assessments, regulatory approvals, on-ground and construction industry conditions. Last updated: February 2024

The project

This project is being delivered on Gunaikurnai country by Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC).

The Glasshouse camping area in Lake Tyers State Park in Gippsland is being upgraded to provide a better experience for visitors. The upgrades will create defined camping areas, toilet and picnic facilities, improved vehicle and pedestrian access tracks and fencing to protect sensitive vegetation.

These upgrades will help protect the significant cultural heritage and environment of this special site.

This is a significant upgrade for this popular camping location, which currently has no toilets and undefined camping areas.

This project is part of the Lake Tyers Camping and Access Strategy, which stakeholders and the community had the chance to have input on in 2020.

Lake surrounded by forest with a small forested island in the middle

Lake Tyers State Park. Credit: Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC)


Project benefits

The upgrades will make it safer and easier for a wide range of people to enjoy the campground.

Cultural heritage

These works will help ensure that Gunaikurnai cultural heritage and values are protected. Upgraded facilities and protections will improve opportunities for the Aboriginal community to practice culture and connect to Country.

Improved roads, walking tracks and defined camping areas will help ensure vehicles and people stay on the roads, tracks and defined areas to protect surrounding vegetation.

Project funding

This project has been funded $1.7 million from Victoria’s Great Outdoors.

Victoria’s Great Outdoors is $106.6 million investment by the Victorian Government into better campgrounds, walking trails, 4WD tracks and visitor facilities across Victoria’s parks and state forests.


Environment and cultural heritage management

The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action has granted key environmental permits and approvals. Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) is assessing the cultural heritage on site and will ensure it is protected throughout the delivery of works.

Who are we working with?

In line with their innate responsibilities to care for Country, the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) Business Enterprise team will be delivering these upgrades.


Access changes

The camping area will be temporarily closed while work is underway. Check Lake Tyers State Park to stay up to date with temporary closures expected during 2024.

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