THE Victorian Government last week announced the release of the final Point Nepean Master Plan, which builds on the draft master plan released in 2010 with changes to reflect government policy and the outcomes of community and stakeholder engagement.
An investment of $3.7 million is being provided to implement the early initiatives of the master plan, including:
- Establishment of the Point Nepean Advisory Group reporting to the Parks Victoria Board;
- A new staff member dedicated to the activation of the project;
- $2.1 million to uplift the Quarantine Station disinfecting complex and park-wide interpretation and storytelling (static and digital);
- $500,000 million for improved visitor amenities;
- $600,000 for the introduction of new camping experiences at the Quarantine Station; and
- $500,000 for repairs of the Defence Road out to Fort Nepean.
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio said the master plan is about better protecting and conserving the Point Nepean National Park while also ensuring visitors can make the most out of the area.
"We're employing new staff and introducing new camping areas to make sure all Victorians can visit this iconic destination – while maintaining its rich history and environment," Ms D'Ambrosio said.
More information about the Point Nepean Master Plan is available from the Parks Victoria website at <http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/point-nepean-national-park/plans-and-projects/point-nepean-master-plan-review>.