Draft Emerald Lake Precinct Strategic Plan 2020-2025

We invite you to give feedback on the Draft Emerald Lake Precinct Strategic Plan 2020-2025.

Emerald Lake Park covers an area of roughly 52 hectares and features Lake Treganowan and Lake Nobelius, as well as gardens and natural bushland. It has around 10 kilometres of walking trails, paddleboats, fishing, picnic tables and barbecues, a wading pool open during summer, two playgrounds, a model railway, amphitheatres and shelters that can be booked by the community It is also one of the key destination points for the Puffing Billy Railway.

Nobelius Heritage Park is a heritage site of state cultural significance, covering an area of four and a half hectares. It was once the largest nursery in southern hemisphere, started in 1886 by Swedish immigrant Carl Axel Nobelius and still has specimens once stocked by the nursery.

The Emerald Museum is based on the site of Nobelius Heritage Park and tells the story of the environmental, social and economic history of post-settlement in the Emerald region.

Hard copies of the draft Strategic Plan will be available for viewing at the Emerald Museum Emerald Library and Council’s Civic Centre. It is also available on Council’s website.

Participants who contributed to the original consultation and who nominated to receive further updates will receive an email with a link to the online survey and the draft Strategic Plan.

Download a copy of the draft Strategic Plan

Sunday 10 November

Do the online survey



Feedback closes 5pm Sunday 10 November.


Send your written feedback to mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au


Mail your written feedback to: 


Emerald Lake Precinct Draft Strategic Plan Consultation
Cardinia Shire Council 
PO Box 7, 
Pakenham VIC 3810


Hand deliver 

Drop your written feedback into our Customer Service Centre at 20 Siding Avenue, Officer. (View our location in Google Maps). 

Cardinia Shire Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on the draft Emerald Lake Precinct Strategic Plan 2020-2025.

The draft Strategic Plan includes an overview of the strategic direction for the precinct, which will guide activities, maintenance, promotion and improvements for Emerald Lake Park and Nobelius Heritage Park.

The draft Strategic Plan was developed with assistance from the community, who, in 2018, identified their vision for the precinct and the ways in which it could be improved for the future.

Community members are now being asked to provide feedback on what they like about the draft plan, or what they would like to see added or changed.

All information collected will be used to understand the community’s preferences and to inform the final Emerald Lake Precinct Strategic Plan 2020-2025.