Point Nepean Master Plan
Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lily D’Ambrosio, released the Point Nepean National Park Master Plan 2017 on Sunday 21 January 2018. The Master Plan reflects government policy and the outcomes of extensive consultation with community and stakeholders.
The implementation of the Master Plan is underway.The Government released the plan with investment of $3.7 million to implement early initiatives including:
- Establishment of the Point Nepean Advisory Group reporting to the Parks Victoria Board
- A new staff member dedicated to the activation of the project
- An uplift of the Quarantine Station disinfecting complex and park-wide interpretation and storytelling
- A new camping experience at the Quarantine Station
- Repairs of the Defence Road out to Fort Nepean - completed December 2018 with new visitor access including cycling to Fort Nepean.
- Improved visitor amenities
The renewal validates the information and strategic intent of the draft master plan released in 2010 and builds on knowledge gathered during engagement in 2010-2017. Feedback received was collated into consultation summary reports. The summaries provide an overview of key themes heard throughout the consultation process, and were critical in finalising the master plan.
The Master Plan should be read in the context of the Point Nepean Quarantine Station Management Plan 2009.
University of Melbourne’s National Centre for Coasts and Climate
On 15 April, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was established between the Department of Environment, Land, Planning and Water (DELWP) and the University of Melbourne.
The purpose of the MOU is to:
- provide a mechanism for the University of Melbourne to secure $2.1 million of available Federal funding for marine science related research of relevance to the park
- establish a working relationship for the sharing of ‘regulatory and policy information’ relevant to the facility
- facilitate the University of Melbourne’s preparation of a final proposal for a National Centre for Coasts and Climate research facility at Point Nepean National Park.
As stated in the MOU, DELWP and the University of Melbourne will explore “the potential to establish an education and research facility in a manner that will not be detrimental to the protection of the park, including its natural, Indigenous, historic, cultural landscape and recreational values.”
- Any information contained in these documents is provided for general information only.
- Parks Victoria makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy of any information contained in these documents.
- Many of the documents include concepts or suggestions from external consultants that have provided input into Parks Victoria’s planning processes. Not all concepts or suggestions have been incorporated into the strategic directions for the Point Nepean National Park. Any views or opinions expressed in these documents do not necessary represent the views or opinions of Parks Victoria.
- Parks Victoria shall have no liability for any statements, opinions, information or matters (express or implied) arising out of, contained in or derived from, or for any omissions from, or failure to correct any information in these documents.
- Point Nepean Conservation Management Plan, Non-Indigenous Cultural Heritage Volume 1 (2008) by Lovell Chen
- Point Nepean Conservation Management Plan, Non-Indigenous Cultural Heritage Volume 2 Appendix A & B (2008) by Lovell Chen
- Point Nepean Conservation Management Plan, Non-Indigenous Cultural Heritage Volume 2 Appendix C (2008) by Lovell Chen
- Point Nepean Conservation Management Plan, Non-Indigenous Cultural Heritage Volume 2 Appendix D-G (2008) by Lovell Chen
- Buildings data sheets (2007) by Lovell Chen and Wood & Grieve Engineers
- Point Nepean National Park Masterplan - Buildings site analysis report and drawings (March 2010) by TZG
- Point Nepean Quarantine Station Existing Buildings (March 2014)
- Community and Stakeholder Engagement Summary Report (March 2017)
- Consultation Outcomes Report (September 2017)
Storytelling and Interpretation