New amenities add to Lake Eildon's serenity

Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Jerusalem Creek toilet blocksNew toilet block amenities are set to open at the popular Jerusalem Creek public boat ramp at Lake Eildon.

The facilities will benefit recreational boating and fishing visitors to Eildon, with the Jerusalem Creek public boat ramp especially busy during peak use periods over the summer and public holidays.

The pre-fabricated modern structure features five unisex toilets, access for people with disabilities and baby change facilities. Lighting is provided by solar power.

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW), which manages the ramp facility, oversaw the installation of the new amenities block during the low-patronage weeks of July and August.

“The new toilets replace a dilapidated, concrete amenity block in excess of 40 years old and will make a welcome addition for the many visitors who access Lake Eildon from Jerusalem Creek,” GMW General Manager Water Storage Services Martina Cusack said.

The toilet block was funded under the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) under its Boosting Recreational Water Use Initiative. The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) also contributed to the cost under its Target One Million plan.

“This project helps to grow recreational fishing by ensuring Jerusalem Creek remains family friendly with great facilities,” VFA Chief Executive Officer Travis Dowling said.

“Target One Million aims to have one million anglers by 2020 and Lake Eildon’s proximity to Melbourne makes it one of the state’s most popular destinations for fishing and boating.”

Another immensely popular Victorian waterway, Lake Eppalock, is also set to benefit from a Boosting Recreational Water Use Initiative-funded toilet block. Work is expected to begin in the next few weeks to provide new, modern facilities at the lake’s Randells Cove.