The allocation of $9.8 million for Stage 1 of the Master Plan is a first step in realising the significant social, economic and environmental benefits the Plan will bring to the Shipwreck Coast. Stage 1 of the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan will deliver:
The present visitor facilities along the Shipwreck Coast struggle to cope with demand and there are insufficient "value add" opportunities to encourage visitors to stay overnight and to explore the region's wonderful country and townships. And there is a real need to protect the fragile coastal environment in this beautiful part of our State.
The benefits of the $9.8 million investment are expected to be:
Subsequent stages of the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan will deliver additional benefits.
The Stage 1 projects will be delivered by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Parks Victoria. Design has already commenced, with construction commencing in around 12 months.
The Shipwreck Coast Master Plan is a significant, comprehensive program to protect the coast, improve visitor opportunities and strengthen the local economy and employment opportunities through sustainable tourism.
The Victorian Government is delivering Stage 1 of the Master Plan and detailed planning is underway for the next stages of the Master Plan vision.