Keeping our Parks Safe
Monday 17 July, 2023
Communities can continue to safely explore and connect with nature thanks to the Asset Regeneration Program, which will remove, repair or replace more than 100 pieces of infrastructure across our parks.
The $24.76 million Victorian Government investment will deliver important repair and replacement works to boardwalks, bridges, lookouts, shelters and playgrounds within parks right across the state. The Program will also remove assets that have reached the end of their operational life.
By preserving both natural and built environments, this program is a commitment to keeping our parks open and safe for all visitors to enjoy for many years to come.
The Asset Regeneration Program will support healthy and liveable communities, and visitation across some of state’s iconic landscapes.
Visitors to the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park will benefit from the replacement of the Grand Canyon Staircase so walkers can continue to explore the stunning rocky gorge and cultural landscape. Meanwhile, in Melbourne’s south-east, the playground at Cardinia Reservoir Park will be repaired for local families and visitors to enjoy.
These are just two of more than 100 asset renewal works we’re delivering through 2023, 2024 and 2025, with works to reach all corners of the state.
This program extends on the significant maintenance work we already undertake here at Parks Victoria, with our organisation responsible for continuously managing and maintaining over 50,000 pieces of infrastructure annually.
Park visitors won’t be the only ones to benefit from the Asset Regeneration Program. Construction and maintenance works are also expected to directly inject more than $6 million into the economy and support local jobs, particularly for specialist trades, over the coming years.
To find out more about works included in the program, visit: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/statewide-projects/asset-regeneration-program