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.
22 Jul 2016
Parks Victoria and Friends of the Prom are celebrating this year’s National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July with a joint planting project at Wilsons Promontory National Park. Parks Victoria Area Chief Ranger Brett Mitchell says tree planting is a great community activity as it enables people of all ages…
14 Aug 2016 10:00am-3:00pm
Join PrimeSCI!; the LabRats Student Science Club for a day of fun hands on science activities. 'Young scientists' learn to identify and monitor local species of birds, frogs, koalas, ants and freshwater invertebrates. Or hear from researchers from Westernport Biosphere, Platypus Education Group and other presenters in the wetlands observatory.
25 Sep 2016 9:00am-11:00am
Loop track maintenance. Morning tea provided.
25 Sep 2016 10:30am-1:30pm
The historic site will be open to the public as part of the Activities in the Park program supported by the City of Greater Shepparton. Come along to take a tour of the best preserved 19 century flour mill in Victoria and learn more about its history. The mill is…