Shipwreck Coast Master Plan
On 2 December 2015, the Hon. Lisa Neville, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water released the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan.
The master plan articulates a bold new vision for the future of the Shipwreck Coast that balances a prosperous and sustainable tourism industry with initiatives that protect, conserve the fragile coastal ecology of the parks.
Encompassing 28 km of Victoria’s south-west coast, it incorporates Port Campbell National Park, the Bay of Island Coastal Park, the Twelve Apostles Marine Park, the Arches Marine Sanctuary. It also spans public land managed by the Shires within the townships of Princetown, Port Campbell and Peterborough.
By diversifying the range of experiences on offer, and investing in world-class visitor facilities, the master plan proposes to encourage longer, overnight stays that will increase spending and yield. This will leverage private sector investment in critical tourism projects such as high quality accommodation, food and beverages and services in the townships and on private land adjacent to the parks.
Extensive consultation with community and stakeholders has been undertaken as part of an 18 month, 5-stage program which has included in excess of 35 workshops, information sessions and community meetings in each of the townships and in Melbourne.
The master plan can be accessed by visiting the project website www.shipwreckcoastyourplan.com.au
Delivery of the master plan is a key initiative for the Andrews Government and an inter-governmental Steering Committee has been established to oversee its implementation.
25 Jan 2016
The local community is invited to join Seasonal Ranger, Candice Worsteling at the Sale Common Nature Reserve this Saturday, 30 January at 10.00 am to discover an internationally-significant wetland, just a stone’s throw from the township of Sale. Parks Victoria is running this free ranger-guided tour showcasing the wetlands’ wildlife…
1 Jul 2015 12:00am - 30 Jun 2016 12:00am
A wide variety of events are held at Albert Park throughout the year. Events range from fun runs and sporting tournaments to other community events. See the full calendar here.
14 Feb 2016 10:00am-3:00pm
Workshops on companion planting, free grafting demonstrations will be happening all day - no booking required and the local CWA are coming on board to provide food and refreshments. Rotary members will be directing traffic via Gate 5 so you won't have so far to walk with your new trees.…
19 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016
Sly Rat Theatre Co. in conjunction with The Living Museum of the West and Maribyrnong Council presents William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream. Sly Rat Theatre Co. is excited to announce that its first production for 2016 is Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream! In association with The…
20 Feb 2016 3:30pm-8:30pm
The Nepean Conservation Group will hold their annual general meeting at Badcoe Hall, followed by a BYO picnic dinner at the Parade Ground. Guest speaker will be Bradley Fauteux, Parks Victoria Chief Executive Officer. Interested community members and children are welcome to attend. Parking available at the Quarantine Station Car…