You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Shipwreck Coast Master Plan - Call for community to help shape the plan

News

Shipwreck Coast Master Plan - Call for community to help shape the plan

Monday 29 July, 2013

Community members are being asked to contribute to the development of a master plan for the Shipwreck Coast, by attending a workshop on Saturday August 3 at the Port Campbell Surf Lifesaving Club.

Parks Victoria and Shire of Corangamite, in association with Shire of Moyne and Tourism Victoria, are developing a master plan for the Shipwreck Coast from Princetown to Boat Bay, taking in Port Campbell National Park and Bay of Islands Coastal Park.

The master plan will help provide a long term strategic framework to guide the protection of the coast, improvement of the visitor facilities and to strengthen local economy through the development of sustainable tourism.

Parks Victoria's West Coast District Manager Trevor Dess says the master plan process commenced in June, with a series of workshops involving community members and stakeholders.

“Over 150 people attended the initial round of workshops held in early June in Peterborough, Port Campbell, Princetown and Melbourne, and their contributions were very valuable in bringing together the diverse range of ideas and aspirations.”

“This next workshop will be focussing on developing a vision and set of guiding principles for the master plan.”

Mr Dess said the master plan is being developed in five stages, and said feedback could also be provided through the project’s website.

“For those who can’t attend the workshop in person but would like to participate in this next stage, there will be an opportunity to make contributions through the project website until August 24.”

Mr Dess says around 500 people have visited the project’s website and many have made comments on the interactive maps.

“The website included all the material from the first workshop, and the outcomes of each stage of the process will be posted on the website.”

The workshop will be held from 9.15 to 10.45am on Saturday 3 August at the Port Campbell Surf Lifesaving Club. More information can be found at the project website: www.shipwreckcoastmasterplan.com.au or by calling Parks Victoria on 13 19 63.



Media enquiries

Zoe Furman


Parks Victoria media centre

Recent Stories

Get Planting on National Tree Day at The Prom

Friday 22 July, 2016
Parks Victoria and Friends of the Prom are celebrating this year’s National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July with a…

Rangers converge at International Rangers Congress

Friday 22 July, 2016
The 8th International Ranger Federation Congress was recently held in Colorado, USA, which is a triennial event bringing together rangers…

Park rangers celebrated on World Ranger Day

Thursday 21 July, 2016
The fantastic conservation work that park rangers do in Victoria and across the globe is being celebrated for World Ranger…

Lake Charlegrark clear of blue green algae

Wednesday 20 July, 2016
Lake Charlegrark is once again safe for water sports, swimming and fishing, Parks Victoria Area Chief Ranger Mark Urquhart said…

Man fined for stealing firewood

Tuesday 19 July, 2016
Parks Victoria has fined a man for illegally cutting and removing trees in the Iraak Bend Nature Conservation Reserve near…

Testing the limits of wheelchair hiking

Friday 8 July, 2016
A passionate adventurer, who hasn’t let disability stop him from living life to the fullest, is helping Parks Victoria test…

View all media releases