Help shape Bass Coast's newest park
Thursday 7 May, 2020
Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park
Parks Victoria is one step closer to realising the community’s vision for the Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park with the launch of a new online forum, which is inviting community members to share their ideas and insights for the park.
As a key part of the Victorian Government’s $105.6 million ‘Victoria’s Great Outdoors’ initiative, the $19.6 million investment will combine existing parks and reserves between San Remo and Inverloch, and include an upgrade to the George Bass Coastal Walk.
Parks Victoria is working with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in partnership with the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and Bass Coast Shire Council to create the new park.
The park’s name pays homage to the Yallock-Bulluk Clan of the Bunurong People, recognising their Country which takes in Tarwin River and Tooradin.
To help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Parks Victoria will be holding virtual events, supporting the online forum and surveys which are available on the Engage Victoria website.
Community feedback and ideas will be used by Parks Victoria to inform the next phase of the project which will look at important connections within the parks and other prominent physical assets to be featured.
South Gippsland locals, visitors and other interested people and groups can learn more at: www.engage.vic.gov.au/yallock-bulluk-marine-and-coastal-park-access-and-infrastructure-plan.
For more information please contact Parks Victoria on ParkPlan@parksvic.gov.au or 13 19 63.
Quotes, attributed to District Manager – South Gippsland Andrew Davies
“Increased recreational opportunities will flow from the creation of the proposed Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park, which will benefit the local tourism industry and regional economy in South Gippsland.”
“Creating Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park will mean greater environmental protections to safeguard
this coastline for future generations.”