You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Valuing Victoria's Parks

News

Valuing Victoria's Parks

Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Valuing Victoria’s Parks Report provides world-leading information on the value of Victoria’s parks to our communities and the economy.

Valuing Victoria’s Parks is based on best practice environmental accounting that quantifies the benefits that parks and their ecosystems provide. The report shows tourists spend $1.4 billion per year in Victoria related to their visits to parks, adding 14,000 jobs to the State’s economy.

Additionally our parks contain over one million hectares of catchments which supply water used for drinking, food production and other industries. The value of water filtration services provided by parks is estimated at $83 million per year.

Valuing Victoria’s Parks also shows that they provide important amenity for Victorian residents, with some 12,000 residences adjoining parks in Melbourne and 85,000 residences adjoining parks beyond Greater Melbourne. The value of this amenity is estimated at between $21 million and $28 million.

For more please read:

Valuing Victoria’s Parks Summary [3.3mb - PDF]

Valuing Victoria's Parks – Full Report Link [MS Word Document - 1.5 MB]

 

 



Media enquiries

David Petty
Mobile 0427 031 264

Parks Victoria media centre

Recent Stories

Have your say on Middle Brighton Pier

Thursday 23 March, 2017
Parks Victoria is seeking public feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade a section of Middle Brighton Pier after…

Historic hut restored in Lake Eildon National Park

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
It’s been all hands on deck recently with an important project to restore one of Lake Eildon National Park’s historic…

Autumn works to secure pier’s future

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
A specialist marine infrastructure contractor will visit Mornington next week with a floating barge and hydraulic crane to remove five…

Free family fun day at National Rhododendron Gardens

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
Parks Victoria is inviting families and children of all ages to the annual Free Family Fun Day at the National…

Dredging at Mordialloc Creek entrance to provide safer boating access

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
Parks Victoria will commence maintenance dredging in and around Mordialloc Creek entrance next week following natural sand build up which…

New 3D vision technique to revolutionise conservation efforts

Tuesday 21 March, 2017
If you think 3D vision glasses used for gaming are purely for entertainment, think again. A Parks Victoria science team…

View all media releases