Cape Conran Coastal Park Bushfire Recovery
Community information session
Last updated: February 2024
Cape Conran Roofed Accommodation Projecthas been prepared and approved by the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA).
East Cape Boardwalk replacement
Water and sewer from Marlo to Conran and shared path
Cape Conran activity centre and office
Walking tracks at Cape Conran Coastal Park
All walking tracks are now open including a section of the Nature Trail between Cowrie Bay and Joiners Channel.
Interpretive signage for Activity Centre, Office and walking tracks
Planning is continuing for replacing interpretive signs at the Office, Activity Centre and along two walking tracks at the park.
The Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20 heavily impacted Cape Conran Coastal Park and destroyed three cabins and all five wilderness retreats. Parks Victoria is replacing and upgrading the lost accommodation and visitor facilities to enhance visitors’ experiences of this gem on the Victorian coast.
Roofed accommodation and associated projects:
East Cape Boardwalk replacement: Works will be complete by April 2024.
The timelines of other components of this recovery program will be updated as information becomes available.
Cape Conran Coastal Park has 11 ecological vegetation communities and is home to 41 mammal species and 170 species of birds, including the White-Bellied Sea Eagle. Parks Victoria has carried out a fauna and flora assessment to ensure the project does not impact on any habitat protection zones. In order to achieve compliance with the bushfire assessment and to improve access, some trees have needed to be removed from the site.
Who we’re working with
While there is no Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) for the park, there are several Traditional Owner groups that have a connection to the area. Throughout the works at Cape Conran Coastal park we have consulted with representatives from the Gunaikurnai, Monaro, Bidwell and Monaro/Ngarigo and Biduelli First Nations groups.
The Cape Conran Coastal Park including the Banksia Bluff Campground will be open throughout the construction period. Visit Cape Conran Roofed Accommodation Project for more information about access changes around the construction are when the works begin.
Victorian Government Gippsland Tourism Recovery Package: $3.5 million
Victorian Government bushfire recovery funding: $13.1 million
Approximately $9 million insurance funds.
For more information on what there is to see and do at Cape Conran Coastal Park, please visit the Cape Conran Coastal Park page.