We're delivering millions of dollars of investment across Victoria on projects that are helping to connect people with nature, protect the state's special landscapes, and support local communities and regional economies. This is important work in supporting nature's future.

From walking trails and campgrounds to piers, lookouts and animal-exclusion fences, these projects are helping to future-proof the state's parks, reserves and waterways for future generations to enjoy.

Find out more about specific projects currently in progress and completed, how we deliver projects, and project news and highlights below.

Latest project news

The Bay Trail extension travels across the Cheetham Wetlands. This photo looks towards the southern end beginning at Skoda Court.

A faster, safer journey along the Bay Trail

Pedestrians and cyclists can enjoy a better journey along the Bay Trail, with a new connection now open to provide a faster, safer and more direct path from Williamstown to Point Cook Coastal Park.

Contractors arrive at Buchan for flood assessments

Assessments of damaged caves, roads, bridges and buildings at Buchan Caves Reserve have commenced following flash flooding on Boxing Day.
Artists impression of the Loch Ard Blowhole. A hollow, tubular bridge crosses a sandy landscape.

Works start on stunning new coastal lookout

Works have started on a new lookout in the Port Campbell National Park that will bring visitors up close to the booming waters of the Southern Ocean.
The new cricket practice nets at Olinda Recreation Reserve, with new synthetic grass and nets installed.

Creating more opportunities for community sport

Did you know that in addition to walking trails, campgrounds, piers, lookouts and picnic areas, we’re upgrading sporting facilities in our parks too? We're delivering projects to build, upgrade and expand pavilions, create new sporting courts and fields, and provide modern and accessible facilities so that more people can get involved in community sport.
Caves Road into Buchan Caves Reserve with asphalt lifted and moved by flood water

Recovery works underway at Buchan Caves Reserve

Initial recovery and clean-up works are underway at Buchan Caves Reserve following an extreme flooding event on Boxing Day.
A landscaped garden with winding paths, a large pond and filled with mature native Australian plants.

Another big year of projects across Victorian parks, with plenty more to come in 2024

2023 has been another massive year for projects in parks across the state. From new campgrounds and picnic areas, to a stunning new garden with over 15,000 native plants to explore – learn more about some of the projects we've delivered this year.
A large green netball court, with a grey pavilion in the background, located at Fairlea Reserve in Yarra Bend Park.

Landscaping works complete at Yarra Bend Park Regional Netball Facility

Works to finalise the landscape surrounds at new netball courts in Yarra Bend Park are complete, with the facilities set to open to the public and local sporting clubs soon.
A woman riding a bike alongside a young girl on a scooter

Final designs released for new trails at Jells Park

Communities in Melbourne’s east will soon enjoy more ways to exercise, socialise and get into nature, with designs released for two new shared-use trails planned for Jells Park.
A grey and green building is in the distance under the shade of trees. A sign that reads 'Corben Oval' stands in the foreground.

Plans progressing for Corben Oval electrical upgrades

More people are set to enjoy exercise, sports and spending time outdoors at Corben Oval, with quotes being sought to deliver the next stage of works to restore power to the site.
Two women sit and enjoy a cup of tea in front of their tent

Discover even more at Point Nepean National Park

A campground extension, new ‘story-telling’ interpretation project, and planning for fort conservation works are underway at Point Nepean National Park, offering even more ways to discover this special place.
Plenty River Trail pedestrian bridge render

Works start on the spectacular new Plenty River Trail

Fitness enthusiasts, nature lovers and locals in Melbourne’s north will soon enjoy more ways to get into nature at Plenty Gorge Park, with works to build the new Plenty River Trail starting this month.

New lookouts on the way for Port Campbell National Park

Victoria’s celebrated south-west coastline will soon receive a new visitor attraction, with Simpson Construction Company appointed to create new lookout at the Loch Ard Gorge precinct, on Kirrae Wurrung country.

Cultural centrepiece coming to Tower Hill

A striking symbol of Eastern Maar culture is coming to Tower Hill (Koroitj), with an artistic feature representing an eel trap to be installed within the visitor centre.
Boat ramp with signage and roadway in the foreground and breakwater in the background

New boat ramp and jetty a win for all

Fans of boating and fishing in Geelong and Melbourne’s west can now enjoy a new user-friendly boat ramp and jetty to access Port Phillip and Corio bays for a day on the water.
Open grassy clearing surrounded by tall trees

Enjoy tall forests at new campground east of Melbourne

Opportunities for camping in Victoria continue to grow, with Bunyip State Park the latest spot to receive an upgrade through the Victoria’s Great Outdoors program.
The exterior of the Deep Rock Pavilion. It is a single-storey, grey building with a glass-mirrored door in the middle. It is surrounded by green grass and bushland.

More inclusive facilities on the way for Deep Rock Pavilion

Modern, accessible and female-friendly facilities are on the way to the Deep Rock Sporting Precinct in Yarra Bend Park, providing women and girls in Melbourne’s north with more opportunities to get involved in community sport.
Wattle tree taken in Wattle Park

New plan for much loved Burwood park

A new plan has been released for Wattle Park, setting a long-term vision that will help preserve this beautiful bushland for future generations to enjoy.
Render image of the Blue Lake Lookout. There is a path coming in from the left, and a rusty looking steel structure overlooking a grassy area. There are tall trees and blue sky in the background.

Plenty River Trail works starting soon

Nature lovers in Melbourne’s north are another step closer to enjoying more ways to experience Plenty Gorge Regional Park, with a contractor appointed to build the first two sections of the new Plenty River Trail.
A new shelter sits on top of a new concrete slab, in the sun. A drinking fountain is in the foreground.

More ways to get into nature at Point Cook

Communities by the bay in Melbourne’s west can enjoy improved accessibility and a better visitor experience at Point Cook Coastal Park, with new and improved facilities open just in time for summer.
From left to right: Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation General Manager Greg Robinson, Parks Victoria District Manager Stuart Lardner, Member for Lara Ella George, CMV Group's Jess Brzezicki, CDC Victoria CEO Jeff Wilson, and CMV Group's Nick Curran at Serendip Sanctuary to announce a new sensory garden.

Partnership to deliver sensory garden at Serendip Sanctuary

An all-abilities sensory garden will be created at Serendip Sanctuary following a sponsorship by CDC Victoria, CMV Truck & Bus, and Volvo Bus Australia.
A path through trees at Churchill National Park

Plan released for new Melbourne park

A plan has been released to turn former freeway reserve in Melbourne's east into a new 35-hectare park.

Accommodation boost for busy Wilsons Prom

In-demand Wilsons Promontory National Park is set to benefit from new accommodation, with UWOOD Projects appointed to design and build some new cabins at Tidal River.
The new double storey tram fort in the all-abilities playscape at Wattle Park. It is yellow and green and has slides, steps, a path coming off it.

Six parks to take the kids to these school holidays

Looking to get into nature with the kids during the school holidays? From all-abilities playscapes to accessible toilets and picnic areas, we've rounded up some of our favourite urban parks to visit with your loved ones this spring.
A family walking in Westerfolds Park

Shape the future of Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve

Parks Victoria has started work on a master plan that will rejuvenate the historic Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve - and we're seeking your feedback!
The lighthouse at Cape Schank on the Mornington Peninsula National Park

Historic Lightstations, Forts and Mansion to get a new lease on life

Plans to ensure the future of some of Victoria’s most significant heritage sites are underway.
Coastal views with walking track in foreground

New coastal trail will offer stunning views

If you love walking and spectacular coastal views, there’s a new trail coming that you’ll want to put on your holiday to-do list. An iconic trail is being created in one of the state’s newest parks - Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park - which stretches between San Remo and Inverloch on Bunurong Country.
A man in a blue shirt walks up steps next to a boardwalk while looking at the flora.

Keeping our Parks Safe

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.
Artist impression of the Gipps Street Ramp

Gipps Street elevated path

Get ready, Main Yarra Trail users. Construction has begun on a new elevated path to replace the steep steps at Gipps Street on this iconic urban trail on Wurundjeri Country.
Repaired seawall at Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park, including concrete capping and regrouting.

A new life for the Point Gellibrand seawall

Communities by the bay in Melbourne’s west can enjoy the much-loved promenade at Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park for years to come, with works to repair the bluestone seawall now complete.
A landscaped garden with winding paths, a large pond and filled with mature native Australian plants.

Chelsea Australian Garden at Olinda now open

The stunning Chelsea Australian Garden at Olinda is now open for nature lovers to enjoy. Visitors can wander the winding paths, listen to the frogs in the billabong, and explore over 400 different species of native Australian plants.  

Draft designs released for the Warburton Redwoods

Visitors will soon enjoy improved accessibility and a better visitor experience at the Redwood Forest in Warburton, with upgrades planned to uplift facilities and manage visitor impacts to preserve the park’s unique environment.
Aerial concept illustration of walking track, path and landscaping, with carpark surrounding

Grampians Peaks Trail boost for Halls Gap

Victoria’s epic 160-kilometre Grampians Peaks Trail is rolling out an improved welcome to local and international visitors, with upgraded access points on the way, including a new trailhead in the centre of the Halls Gap (Budja Budja) township.

Tower Hill heritage works get going

Visitors to the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve on Eastern Maar Country can look forward to an improved experience, with Visitor Centre upgrades now underway.
Design render of Olinda Stage 2 project, including a shelter, seating and barbecues overlooking a grassed area, framed by tall trees.

More improvements on the way: Designs released for the Olinda Precinct

Local community members and visitors to the Dandenong Ranges will soon enjoy an even better experience when visiting the Olinda Precinct, with upgraded car parking, new visitor facilities and improved pathways and access planned.

Projects across Victoria

Parks Victoria is involved in a large number of capital projects across the state. Find a project by region or by searching the map below.

How we deliver projects

From scoping and planning a project and collaborating with key stakeholders when forming a design, to procuring contractors and construction, the process involved in delivering capital projects can be complex.

Learn more about how we deliver projects.

Recently completed projects

Parks Victoria is responsible for delivering a variety of projects, from upgrades to playgrounds, park facilities and campgrounds, to major multi year projects like building new sporting facilities, piers and accommodation, establishing new parks, and creating new tracks and trails.

Find out about some of our recently completed projects.




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