Council has identified infrastructure, risk, environmental, and public health concerns at Franklin River Reserve located at 4705 South Gippsland Highway, Toora. These concerns extend to inappropriate use of infrastructure, damage to septic infrastructure, soil contamination, as well as risk from tree-limb drop and fire.
To mitigate the risk to the public and alleviate pressure on the site, Council have permanently restricted camping and overnight stays at the Franklin River Reserve.
Franklin River Reserve is a fine example of public space that will continue to be enjoyed by day visitors, the local community, and by-passers. It is anticipated that its amenity and natural value will be preserved by restricting camping and overnight stays.
For more information - please refer to the Council Minutes of the 24 June 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting.