Public feedback on the draft plan closed on 16 May 2021.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to contribute their feedback. All of the feedback received is being analysed and a summary of consultation findings is being prepared. The final plan will be released later in 2021.

Overview

As part of the $105.6 million investment into Victoria’s Great Outdoors, the Victorian Government is creating the new Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park. It will combine existing parks and reserves along 40kms of coast between San Remo and Inverloch on Bunurong Country to better protect natural and cultural values, improve access, and enhance recreational opportunities. This will include extending and upgrading the George Bass Coastal Walk.

Access and Infrastructure Plan

The Victorian Government is creating an Access and Infrastructure Plan for the new park.

Based on ideas from the community, advice from stakeholders and Traditional Owner partners, an Access and Infrastructure Plan has been drafted for Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park. The draft plan includes information about visitor areas, facilities, proposed trail routes and the various experiences people may have in the park.

The draft Access and Infrastructure Plan has been informed by stakeholder and community engagement, and a range of technical studies. These studies include:

  • Aboriginal and post-colonial cultural heritage;
  • environmental (including natural values, coastal processes and climate change assessments);
  • traffic and carparking;
  • statutory planning;
  • universal access; and
  • demographic and projections of future visitors over the coming 20 years.

The trail proposed in the Access and Infrastructure Plan will be constructed in phases based on funding.

Stage 2 consultation- 2021

In Autumn 2021, Parks Victoria sought community feedback on the draft Access and Infrastructure Plan that sets out the proposed facilities, trails and access through Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park.

Draft Access and Infrastructure Plan

You can explore the draft Access and Infrastructure Plan and its proposals by:

  • downloading the full draft plan (below)
  • using the interactive map (below)
  • watching the Community Information Session recording (below, right).

Draft Access and Infrastructure plan

Click the top-right of the map to enlarge. Pins for each township area are flashing. Click on them to learn more about the design in each place.

Image showing a map of the new trail from San Remo to Inverloch. San Remo - The proposed San Remo Trailhead at Lions Park will include shelter, information and picnic spaces. It will be the starting point for the trail. The existing walking trail between

Stage 1 consultation - 2020

Stage 1 community consultation ran between 7 May and 28 June 2020. Thank you to everyone who took the time to contribute their feedback and ideas.

A report of community engagement findings, a recorded community information session, and map can be found under below.

Community Information Session Presentation

Map of coastline from San Remo to Inverloch. From west to east, this includes: San Remo; Punchbowl (look out, parking); George Bass Coastal Walk; Coal Mining Ruins; Kilcunda (Caravan Park); Trestle Bridge; Bass Coast Rail Trail (toilets, lookout and parki

Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park and surrounding area (click on the image to zoom in)


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