Master Plan brings Tallangatta Foreshore to Life

Sustainable Park Solutions recently completed a master plan for the Tallangatta Foreshore in North East Victoria. The project was designed to create a vibrant destination for community and visitor’s that compliments Tallangatta’s unique character and healthy culture whilst providing opportunities to support and strengthen the local economy.

Tallangatta conceptThe landscape intent of the plan was “Creating a vibrant destination for community and visitor’s that compliments Tallangatta’s unique character and healthy culture whilst providing opportunities to support and strengthen the local economy.”

The master plan was delivered in a restricted time frame and included a detailed site analysis, project vision, review of key design drivers including amenity, tourism and experience.


The design will facilitate many opportunities to upgrade and add to the existing amenity within Tallangatta and particularly along the foreshore. These opportunities include:

  • Improving the foreshore experience;
  • Providing movements for a variety of activities to occur along/on the lake;
  • Upgrading and adding to the existing bicycle network;
  • Improving accessibility to the lake and within Pelican Park;
  • Strengthening the connection to water and reinforcing the lake’s presence;
  • Spaces for large and intimate community events;
  • Drawing upon the natural surroundings to deliver a sought-after destination; and
  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle by promoting activity including walking circuits, bike trails and active play.


Pelican Park is situated between Lakelands Caravan Park and the Tallangatta Foreshore Reserve all fronting Lake Hum. A key driver within the design is to transform the Tallangatta Foreshore into a destination for both tourists and locals alike.

Being that the site is positioned next to the caravan park, the opportunities to create activity and amenity in this area are vital. Whether people are visiting from Albury or Wodonga for a weekend getaway or from Canberra or Melbourne for a short stay, the design will offer something for everyone and draw on the character of the area to offer experiences unique to Tallangatta.


The main aim of the design is to create a variety of unique experiences that highlight and capture Tallangatta’s distinct character. The proximity to Lake Hume and connection to water can offer a range of experiences no matter the water level. Some experiences include:

  • Enjoying the sun going down over the lake;
  • Picnics by the lake;
  • Biking along the foreshore;
  • Connection to the lake;
  • Interacting with the water; and
  • Activities for all ages.

The key stages of the project included:

Stage 1 – Adventure Trail & Bespoke Playground
Stage 2 – Sunset Jetty, Shelter & Amphitheatre
Stage 3 – Community Hub & Carparking
Stage 4 – Adventure Trail

The project also included detailed costings for each Stage of the works and was delivered in partnership with Dunn Moran Landscape Architects, Paynters and DM2 Architecture.

The project is part of the Towong Shires ‘Tallangatta Tomorrow’ regional revitalisation strategy and compliments previous planning work done by Sustainable Parks Solutions at the Tallangatta Caravan Park.

Sustainable Park Solutions is a multi-disciplinary practice that offers a range of caravan park and parkland master planning, marketing, redevelopment and operational solutions for public and private sector clients throughout Australia.

Caravan park Master Plan results in a $2.5 million caravan park investment

Its always great to see projects funded and Sustainable Parks Solutions was delighted to read this week that a master plan prepared for the Port Sorell Caravan Park by Sustainable Park Solutions completed over 5 months in 2018 has recently secured funding as part of the Tasmanian Governments response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The Latrobe Council will use the $2.5 million investment from the Local Government Loans program to implement the remainder of the upgrades recommended at the park, including new entrance, main amenities building, office and caretaker accommodation, new cabin accommodation options and additional carparking.

The Master Plan included a 30 year financial plan, concept plans and recommendations to upgrade facilities, accommodation, marketing, compliance and operational aspects of the park. The plan has been adopted by the management committee as a guiding document, with several operational and capital upgrades effected over the last 2 financial years.

Subject to final design and tendering, construction is anticipated to begin in October 2020, with site works and new amenities block being constructed prior to Christmas. The remainder of the project will be undertaken between February and Easter 2021 to avoid the peak holiday periods.

Sustainable Park Solutions helping the team at Colac Colac Caravan Park

Sustainable Park Solutions has been engaged by the Towong Shire Council to develop a park masterplan for the sustainable development and operation of the Colac Colac Caravan Park.

colac caravan parkThe park situated in the Upper Murray region of the Towong Shire on the banks of the Nariel Creek is a popular spot for holiday makers, fisherman and cyclists from Albury/Wodonga and beyond. The park also hosts a significant number of events and activities for the Corryong and Upper Murray communities.

The plan being developed by Sustainable Park Solutions will identify options available for the reinvigoration and redesign of the site as well as identify and recommend opportunities for family friendly infrastructure and opportunities for environmental education.

Potential park solutions will include a range of new recreational facilities including pump track, water play area, BBQ areas, outdoor amphitheatre and reception/local provedore outlet as well as new forms of accommodation including ensuite safari tents, creekfront villas. Upgrades to services will also be added in including the provision of solar and a sewerage treatment plant.

The detailed masterplan will be supported by a business plan aimed at growing visitation to the Towong region.

Sustainable Park Solutions engaged to market the Pikes Lane tourism hub

Having completed a holiday park master plan last year for this greenfield site it is a great opportunity to be engaged by the Parramatta Park & Western Sydney Parklands Trusts to market the leasehold site to prospective park operators/developers.

western sydney parklands

The 8-hectare Site comprises multiple title lots on the eastern side of Pikes Lane, south of the Great Western Highway within Eastern Creek. The Western Motorway (M4) and Westlink M7 are within 500 metres of the Site providing excellent access. The Site is largely cleared and topography relatively flat, with creeks located on the east and west. The Site offers the following attributes likely to gain the interest of tourism land uses such as a holiday park.

  • Location within Parklands tourism precinct in proximity to Roaring Water Sydney (formerly Wet’n’Wild), Sydney Zoo (opened December 2019), Bungarribee Super Park, Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney Motorsport Park and Western Sydney International Dragway.
  • Large, greenfield land offering with nearby scenic environment.
  • Access to nearby major motorways.
  • Exposure to passing traffic.

Sustainable Park Solutions project manages installation of a new front office/reception at Myrtleford Holiday Park

Sustainable Park Solutions has recently project managed the installation of a new front office/reception at Myrtleford Holiday Park. The new timber clad building was built by Uniplan in Armidale and transported onsite and installed by local contractors.

The contemporary building includes a large deck, seating area and display area for local gourmet food and tourist information. The building also includes a separate ensuite for relief managers to use when they are relieving at the park.

New carparking and landscaping treatments will be delivered over the coming months. The new reception/office is part of Sustainable Park Holdings reinvestment into the Myrtleford Holiday Park.

Earlier last year Sustainable Park Holdings installed 4 new 2 BR Villas and later in the year is hoping to install a new relocatable amenities block and additional recreational facilities aimed at strengthening visitation from the ever expanding cycling market. The famous Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, a 100km fully sealed cycle path along the old Wangaratta to Bright railway line, runs right through Myrtleford township and within 200 metres of the Myrtleford Holiday Park.

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