As part of the $105.6 million commitment to ‘Victoria’s Great Outdoors’ initiative, the Victorian Government is creating the 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.
The public consultation closed on 28 June 2020. Thank you to everyone who took the time to contribute their feedback and ideas. A report of community engagement findings can be found under documents below.
Access and Infrastructure Plan
The Victorian Government is creating an Access and Infrastructure Plan for the new park.
The plan is being developed in partnership between Parks Victoria, Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, Bass Coast Shire Council, and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
The Access and Infrastructure Plan will be informed by stakeholder and community engagement, and a range of technical studies. These studies will occur over the next 12 months and 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.
Face-to-face community engagement cannot be undertaken in light of the current health situation. Our team have been adapting activities to ensure the public can still have conversations with Parks Victoria and DELWP staff about the development of the Access and Infrastructure Plan for Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park. We will continue to follow all guidelines to make sure everybody is safe.
Community Information Session Presentation
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 ParkPlan@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 ParkPlan@parks.vic.gov.au