Engagement Closed - 2020

This survey closed on Sunday 1 November.

Parks Victoria thanks everyone who took the time to contribute their feedback and ideas on the plan. All of the feedback received is being analysed and a engagement findings report is being prepared.

Overview

The You Yangs Precinct is a rich and varied landscape, comprising the distinctive granite peaks of ‘Wurdi Youang’ and Serendip Sanctuary, situated south within the low lying plain. Located on Wadawurrung Country, the precinct holds significant natural and cultural values, with a long history of more than 30,000 years.

Today, the You Yangs and Serendip Sanctuary are popular reserves for wildlife viewing, education and for outdoor recreation, including mountain biking, horse riding, rock-climbing and abseiling, trail running, bushwalks and picnics.

You Yangs Precinct Draft Master Plan

In partnership with Regional Development Victoria, a Draft Master Plan has been prepared for the precinct that aims to protect and enhance the natural and cultural assets that have already established the precinct, while also identifying new facilities, infrastructure and unique experiences that can be offered to establish it as a leading visitor destination.

As visitor numbers continue to increase annually, the importance of communities connecting with nature is going to be more important than ever. This Draft Master Plan was informed by engagement with key stakeholders and community, including a survey on Engage Victoria, which was completed by over 1000 people.

The Master Plan is a strategic document, setting out a vision and recommended direction for the precinct. All initiatives in the plan still require detailed assessment, planning and funding.

You can explore the key initiatives in the plan on the interactive map below, or read the full plan in the document library section on the right.

How to provide feedback on the plan

We welcome feedback on the plan from everyone!

You can give feedback by completing the survey below or by emailing a submission to engage@parks.vic.gov.au.

Parks Victoria held online community information sessions, people heard from the project team and asked questions. If you would like to view the video of the presentation please email us at engage@parks.vic.gov.au

Parks Victoria has extended the consultation process until Sunday I November. To review previous consultation results go to the document library to the right.

You Yangs Regional Park: snapshot of some of the proposed initiatives

Click on a dot below to see the initiatives. To see a more detailed version of this map with descriptions of the initiatives see page 60 to 93 of the plan in the document library.

Interactive map of the You Yangs and the proposed initiatives
Precinct 1: Entry and ‘bush to table’ café/dining
Precinct 2: New / refurbished visitor centre
Precinct 3 Big Rock, cultural trail, picnic ground
Precinct 4 Lower Picnic, Turntable picnic ground
Precinct 5 Branding Yard cultural trail
Precinct 6 Stockyards Mountain Biking Hub, carpark

Serendip Sanctuary: snapshot of some of the proposed initiatives

Click on a dot below to see the initiatives. To see a more detailed version of this map with descriptions of the initiatives see page 60 to 93 of the plan in the document library.

Interactive map of Serendip Sanctuary and the proposed initiatives
Precinct 1: Entry, Indigenous sensory garden
Precinct 2: BBQ/Picnic area, main carpark
Precinct 3: Central sanctuary and staff facilities
Precinct 4 Serendip Wetland Education Centre

Collection Notice

All submissions (this includes surveys) are public documents within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Please do not include personally identifying information in the body of your submission. If you do not wish your submission to be published or to have content from your submission quoted in the Parks Victoria response to consultation, please select the appropriate tickbox in the survey or contact us at engage@parks.vic.gov.au

Parks Victoria is committed to protecting personal information provided by you. Your personal information and the content of your submission will be dealt with in accordance with the Public Records Act 1973, the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).

The personal contact information you provide will be kept separate from the body of your submission and used to administer the public consultation process only. Your personal contact information will not be provided to any other organisation unless required by law. Your personal contact information may be used by Parks Victoria to update you on this project . You have the option to opt out at any time.

To access your data or opt-out, please email us at engage@parks.vic.gov.au

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CLOSED: 2019 Consultation

Overview

Parks Victoria is developing a Master Plan and Business Case for future government investment in the You Yangs Regional Park and Serendip Sanctuary (You Yangs Precinct).

Surrounded by the growing urban areas of Geelong and western Melbourne, the two sites help protect and conserve important Aboriginal cultural values and the natural environment.

Parks Victoria is committed to protecting these values while exploring new options for increased nature-based visitation and tourism opportunities that contribute to the park and local communities.

The local community, park users and stakeholders are invited to have their say on potential options for the area.

The public consultation closed on Wednesday 16 October. Parks Victoria thanks everyone who took the time to contribute their feedback and ideas. All of the feedback received is being analysed and a consultation findings summary is being prepared.

Community Drop-in Session

Those interested in the You Yangs Regional Park and Serendip Sanctuary are invited to take part in a community drop-in sessions, dates and locations are as follows:

  • Little River, Mechanic’s Institute Hall, Thursday, 10 October 2019, 4:30 – 6:30pm
  • Lara, Lara Hall Saturday, 12 October 2019, 10:30am-12:30pm

At the drop-in sessions, people can hear more about potential options for the development of the Master plan, and share their thoughts.

Map of the You Yangs precinct

Survey

Part 1: Demographic Information

These questions help us make sure that we have captured the views of a range of people.
Which of the following statements best describe your connection to the You Yangs Precinct? (please tick all that apply) Required

Part 2: Visitation

Why do you visit the You Yangs Precinct? (tick all that apply) Required
What activities do you undertake at You Yangs Precinct? (tick all that apply) Required
When you visit the You Yangs Precinct, how do you get there? (You may select more than one response) Required

If yes please describe below, for example, did you purchase accommodation, equipment hire, food and beverages, petrol?

Part 3: Future Opportunities

The following questions are related to possible options for the You Yangs Precinct, please provide your comment.

The following guiding principles have been developed from background investigations and stakeholder feedback.

Principle 1: Culturally connected

The You Yangs Precinct will recognise and celebrate its rich and valued Aboriginal heritage
Please select your 3 preferred options. Required

Principle 2: Engaging with and preserving natural assets

The You Yangs Precinct will evolve to accommodate and promote further nature based visitation, while protecting its environmental values and unique attributes to maintain it as a special place.
Please select your 3 preferred options. Required

Principle 3: Quality experiences

The You Yangs Precinct will support and improve the existing activities and operations whilst embracing opportunities to diversify experiences that capture the spirit and stories of the place.
Please select your preferred 5 options. Required

Principle 4: Locally and regionally contextual

Visitors sense the seamlessness of the journey and connection between the You Yangs Precinct and communities across Greater Geelong, Wyndham and western region of Victoria.
Please select your preferred 3 options. Required

Part 4: Further Opportunities

Your contact information is only be used to administer the public consultation process and will be separated from your submission. You can view the Privacy Statement below.


The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Collection Notice

All submissions are public documents within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Please do not include personally identifying information in the body of your submission. If you do not wish your submission to be published or to have content from your submission quoted in the Parks Victoria response to consultation, please select the appropriate tickbox in the survey or contact us at StrategicInitiativesMailbox@parks.vic.gov.au.

Parks Victoria is committed to protecting personal information provided by you. Your personal information and the content of your submission will be dealt with in accordance with the Public Records Act 1973, the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).

The personal contact information you provide will be kept separate from the body of your submission and used to administer the public consultation process only. Your personal contact information will not be provided to any other organisation unless required by law. Your personal contact information may be used by Parks Victoria to update you on this project and/or for other marketing purposes. You have the option to opt out at any time.

To access your data or opt-out, please email us at StrategicInitiativesMailbox@parks.vic.gov.au

For more information read Parks Victoria’s Privacy Policy.