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Local MP Darren Chester is encouraging locals in Kalimna and Lakes Entrance to have their say on the proposed design for a new lookout that promises to provide a stunning perspective of one of Gippsland’s most iconic sights.

The planned lookout will be built at a reserve on Lookout Road, Kalimna, that provides 270-degree views of the Gippsland Lakes, Bass Strait, 90 Mile Beach and the entrance.

The lookout will complement a nearby viewing platform that’s close to completion next to the Princes Highway at Hotel Road.

Mr Chester encouraged anyone interested in the new lookout to have their say on the concept plans.

“This is the public’s opportunity to have input on the final design of what will become a must-see visitor attraction in East Gippsland,” Mr Chester said.

“The planned viewing platform and the nearby lookout will create twin attractions for locals and visitors alike, encouraging people to stop off and stay a while longer and enjoy more of what our region has to offer.”

The new development, known as the Jemmy’s Point Lookout, aims to create an all-abilities user experience.

Initial plans for the lookout have been amended following feedback received earlier this year. The public now has a chance to comment on the updated plans.

The project to create two viewing areas is funded with equal contributions from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and East Gippsland Shire Council. The shire is managing the project.

Feedback on the concept designs can be provided until September 4 by visiting https://yoursay.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/ .

 

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