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Major works at Point Nepean add to visitor experience

Thursday 27 December, 2012

The $13.8 million major works program at Point Nepean National Park to upgrade roads and carparks and improve visitors’ experiences is nearing completion.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said from Christmas, visitors would enjoy improved access to the park including a new hop-on hop-off shuttle service, upgraded roads into the Quarantine Station and a new 150 space carpark.

“The improvement works achieved to date pave the way for new experiences at this iconic site and give visitors improved access to the historically significant Quarantine Station,” Mr Smith said.

“The new hop-on hop-off shuttle service, which will commence this weekend transporting visitors between the Quarantine Station and Fort Nepean, is certain to be a welcome addition to visitors exploring the park.”

Member for Nepean Martin Dixon has welcomed the improvements to the park, which is a major drawcard for the Mornington Peninsula.

“These works will be welcomed by locals and visitors alike and are a result of the Government’s commitment to ensuring all Victorians have improved access to their wonderful parks and reserves,” Mr Dixon said.

“Among a range of experiences, park visitors will be able to drop into the Information Centre located in the Quarantine Station to help plan their park discovery, hire a bike, or pick up one of the award-winning audio tours.”

Mr Smith said some essential services upgrades would continue in the park in early 2013 to complete its transformation.

Works will be suspended over the peak summer period to minimise impact on visitors.

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