Mallacoota and surrounds bushfire recovery

Parks Victoria is reconstructing damaged campgrounds and visitor facilities throughout Croajingolong National Park and around Mallacoota following major bushfire damage in summer 2019/20. The major recovery work includes rebuilding the Thurra River bridge providing access to Point Hicks Lighthouse Reserve and rebuilding campgrounds that were destroyed.

 

What is being delivered

  • Repairs to Day Visitor Sites such as South West Arm, Genoa River
  • Repairs to jetties around Mallacoota Lake 
  • Reconstruct bridge at Thurra River
  • Reconstruct the Thurra River and Mueller Inlet campgrounds
  • Repairs to Mackenzie River Rainforest Walk
  • Replacement of toilets at Captain Creek day visitor area and jetty

 

Recent completed works include

  • Genoa Peak Walking Track has reopened following repairs to first lookout, new steps to the lookout, new picnic table and track maintenance
  • The Narrows Walking Track has reopened to Captain Creek day visitor area, following rebuilding of all bridges and track maintenance
  • Walking track from Pebbly Beach to Shipwreck Creek has reopened following hazardous tree works and track maintenance
  • Reopened Wingan Inlet campground, including hazardous tree removal, new signage and bollards
  • Reopened Shipwreck Creek campground including hazardous tree removal, toilet repairs, new signage and bollards
  • Removed burnt infrastructure
  • Reopened several day visitor sites after site cleanup and removed hazardous tree including Cape Horn, Allans Head, Cemetery Bight, Goanna Bay, The Narrows, Sandy Point and Sou West Arm around Mallacoota Lake.

 

For the current opening status of Mallacoota and Cape Howe, visit the parks page: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/croajingolong-national-park/attractions/cape-howe-and-mallacoota

 

Expected project duration and key dates

Works commence – mid 2020

Works completed:
Mallacoota – mid 2021
Thurra River Bridge and campground – end 2022

 

Project funding

Victorian Government Gippsland Tourism Recovery Package 

  • $2.8 million - improving facilities around Mallacoota Inlet
  • $3.85 million - improving access to Point Hicks lighthouse 

 

Insurance

  • $1.4 million – Mallacoota and surrounds recovery work
  • $5 million – Thurra bridge and campground

 

Other information

For more information on Croajingolong National Park visit the park page.

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