Cape Conran Coastal Park Bushfire Recovery
Parks Victoria is reconstructing the campground and visitor facilities at Cape Conran following major bushfire damage in summer 2019/20.
The recovery work includes rebuilding accommodation and visitor facilities, installing a drinking water and wastewater connection at Banksia Bluff campground and installing a new shared-use path between Marlo and Cape Conran.
These essential improvements will enhance visitor enjoyment of the park, improve connectivity between Marlo and Cape Conran while simultaneously providing an economic benefit to the local communities.
What is being built
- Repairs to the campground’s toilet blocks
- Reconstruction of East Cape beach access steps and boardwalk
- Reinstatement of bore water and electricity supplies
- Rebuilding of the popular activity/education centre
- Wastewater and drinking water connection
- Connecting wastewater facilities at Banksia Bluff campground to the sewer system will allow the removal of existing septic systems from the site
- Drinking water connection will provide treated potable water to the campground
- Planning is underway for the reconstruction of roofed accommodation at Banksia Bluff campground.
Recent completed works
- Rebuilding of Salmon Rocks boardwalk reinstating beach access
- Removal of hazardous trees
- Removal of burnt infrastructure
- Repairs to toilets
Project duration and key dates
Works commence – mid 2020
Works complete – end 2024
Program funding: $7.15 million
Approximately: $9 million insurance funds
Cape Conran Coastal Park is in Victoria's Far-East Wilderness Coast. It offers camping among Banksias and Manna Gums alongside colourful New Holland Honeyeaters and inquisitive Lace Monitor goannas.
The wild ocean beaches are perfect spots for beachcombing and, from May to October, look out for whales on their annual migration.