Woowookarung is a new 641-hectare regional park located in Ballarat and was created in 2016 through the ongoing efforts of the local community and its many user groups.
The Woowookarung Regional Park Draft Strategic Directions Plan has been developed based on expert advice and community engagement conducted throughout 2017. The plan includes a vision statement for the park, with detailed strategies developed under eight key directional themes and reflects aspirations for the park as an important community and recreational asset.
Woowookarung Regional Park Strategic Directions Plan
Over the last 12 months, Parks Victoria has consulted widely with the community and user groups to develop the Woowookarung Regional Park Draft Strategic Directions Plan, aiming to preserve the natural and cultural values of the park while also realising the community’s aspirations for its future use.
We are now seeking feedback on this draft plan which will inform the final plan, due to be released in late 2018. The final plan will guide the management and development of the park for the next 15-20 years.
We invite you to provide your comments on the proposals outlined in the plan which aim to:
- Manage and nurture the park’s unique resource and ecology, including restoring the former plantation areas and creating a more integrated park.
- Provide accessible recreational trail networks and visitor sites to allow people to explore and experience the park.
- Share and celebrate the park’s stories - past, present and future - and create events to attract visitation and new experiences of Woowookarung and Ballarat.
- Connect the park to the city by making it accessible and linking it to other recreational sites, trails and experiences within Ballarat and the region.