Lillydale Lake Master Plan endorsed

Published on 12 April 2024

A photo of Lillydale Lake.

Council has adopted its Lillydale Lake Master Plan, with 15 years of improvements and projects mapped out.

Councillors endorsed the document on Tuesday, 9 April, following engagement on the draft Master Plan in mid-2023.

Yarra Ranges Mayor, Sophie Todorov, thanked the community for sharing their thoughts on the draft.

“Last year, we undertook extensive consultation on the Lillydale Lake Draft Master Plan, and heard from hundreds of community members who told us what they thought, and what they wanted to see more of,” Cr Todorov said.

“Community members told us about the need for additional parking and toilets, for improved playspaces and recreational youth spaces, more shelters and benches, and other improvements around the park, such as wayfinding and connections with paths and trails.

“We’ve taken on a lot of this feedback and updated the Master Plan accordingly. There are some suggestions that we weren’t able to take on, but we feel that this master plan sets us in good stead for the next 15 years of projects.

“I strongly encourage community members to have a read of the final document to find out what we have planned.”

Engagement was held between April and June 2023, with online surveys, letters dropped to some local addresses, information sent to activity providers and groups, drop-in sessions, meetings with the Lilydale Township Action Group (LTAG), Box Hill Institute, Melbourne Water, Kinley, Council’s Disability Advisory Group, Health and Wellbeing Advisory Group and a project reference group with Council staff from multiple departments. 

To read the master plan, visit