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Shipwreck Coast Master Plan


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Parks Victoria, in partnership with Corangamite Shire, Moyne Shire and Tourism Victoria, is developing a master plan for the 28 km stretch of coast from Princetown to Port Campbell, including the Port Campbell National Park and Bay of Islands Costal Park.

In early August, the second round of consultation was undertaken on the Draft Vision, Principles and Key Directions for the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan. The meeting in Port Campbell brought together people from right across the coast, from Port Campbell to Peterborough and Princetown and the hinterland communities. In addition to the consultation session, we also received valuable input via the website. With this feedback the Vision and Principles have been refined, the final version can be downloaded below.

The next stage of the project will present a series of initiatives and ideas which will seek to deliver the shared vision and principles developed in Stage 2.

Stage 3: Draft Concepts – commencing in October 2013

A series of drop in sessions will be held on the coast for local residents and visitors to come and view the draft concepts and have a chat with the project team.

Drop into any one of the following venues on Saturday 5 October:

Port Campbell9.00am-12.00pm Parks Victoria Office, Lord St Port Campbell.

Peterborough9.30am-11.30am Peterborough General Store, Macs Street Peterborough;

Princetown1.00pm–3.00pm Princetown General Store, Post Office Road Princetown;

Twelve Apostles Kiosk – 1.30pm-3.30pm Twelve Apostles Kiosk, Great Ocean Road.

The Draft Concepts will be available on the project website for comment from Saturday 5 October until Sunday 27 October 2013.

Project website

A dedicated website has been developed to facilitate the Shipwreck Coast master planning process.

Go to for detailed information and to have your say.

Project overview

There is a need to protect the Shipwreck Coast's extensive natural and cultural features while providing rich and engaging visitor experiences to support a sustainable tourism industry and the regional economy.

The planning will consist of three components: 

  • A master plan, which looks at the ideas for the various sites along the coast and the relationships between them.
  • Plans for the interfaces between the parks and the townships of Princetown, Port Campbell and Peterbrorough to complement the Urban Design Frameworks for the townships already developed by the respective shires. 
  • Detailed site plans for up to six key visitor sites identified in the master plan. Corangamite Shire is also leading a project to detail an extension of the Corangamite-Timboon Rail Trail through to Port Campbell, then along the coast, through Port Campbell National Park to Princetown. This technical work will form a major input to the master plan process.

The master plan will be compiled over a 12 month period during which there will be a number of further opportunities for input.

Shipwreck Coast Master Plan - Shared Vision and Principles

Community updates 

Shipwreck Coast Master Plan - Community update September 2013

Shipwreck Coast Master Plan - Community update July 2013


Visitor experiences