Overview

The Mill campground in Mitta Mitta is a small campground with limited camping and day use capacity and infrastructure. As part of the Victorian Government's Great Outdoors program the Mill campground will be upgraded to improve amenity, safety and support tourism in the Upper Murray region.

The Mill currently links with the Deep Gully Walking Trail and the Mitta Valley Mountain Bike Trailhead. Upgrades to the site will enhance these unique connections and broaden the recreational opportunities the site has to offer.

The Mill campground is being developed in stages. During Stage 1 the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will remove non-native vegetation from parts of the site. The Mill campground is densly covered in non-native and invasive vegetation. Introduced weeds out compete and displace native vegetation which reduces essential habitat for native wildlife species. As part of Stage 2, the campground upgrades are being designed and then implemented. Two draft designs were developed by a landscape architect and informed by conversations with key stakeholders. An online survey was open for comment during May 2021 and will inform the final designs.

Engagement Summary

DELWP recently asked for your feedback on The Mill campground draft designs via face-to-face engagement in Mitta Mitta and Eskdale, and via a survey on this website. 45 people completed the survey online or via paper format. 62% preferred Concept A which provided for less campsites and a larger day visitor area. More than half of the respondents like to camp near a river or near their vehicle. 35 people identified a need for a toilet to be present in order to support their visit.

Thank you to those who provided feedback. What we heard will certainly inform the final site design and helps DELWP to understand the key elements you are looking for when choosing where to go for your next camping or day-trip.

You can find a summary of all feedback see Community Update #5 in the document library below.

Next steps

Non-native vegetation will be removed from part of the site (stage 1) to facilitate implementation of the upgrade. This work will commence on 2nd June 2021. Other on-ground works include site levelling and preparation of a site for the toilet.

The landscape architect will work on a final design for the site using Concept A as the basis with reference to stakeholder feedback from face-to-face and online engagement.

What does the Mill campground currently look like?

Concept A

Concept A - 5 campsites and a day visitor area. Specific improvements include 1. Re-shape entry from Omeo Highway to increase sight lines for traffic entering and exiting the campground. 2. New toilet amenity block central to the cycle trailhead and campg

Concept A - 5 distinct campsites and an open, grassy day visitor area

Concept B

Concept B - 8 campsites with limited day visitor area. Specific improvements include 1. Re-shape entry from Omeo Highway to increase sight lines for traffic entering and exiting the campground. 2. New toilet amenity block central to the cycle trailhead an

Concept B - 8 distinct campsites with limited day visitor area. This design encourages use of the existing day visitor facilities at the cycle trailhead.

Privacy collection notice

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The information you provide will be used to assist the Departmental staff to determine appropriate use and design of facilities and infrastructure at the Mill campground.

Your contact details may be used by the department or its contracted service providers under confidentiality agreements to survey you about your experience with the department.

If all requested information is not received, the department will be unable to provide updates on the status of the Mill campground upgrade.

You may access the information you have provided to the department by contacting Cameron McDonald - Upper Murray District on 136 186.

Further details on how we protect your private information can be found at DELWP Privacy Policy