Heritage Icons Projects

Parks Victoria is responsible for managing the state’s largest and most diverse collection of heritage places on public land. From buildings to shipwrecks to archaeological sites, Parks Victoria maintains a vast collection of heritage places and objects – providing the community with opportunities to re-engage with, reinterpret and learn from the past.

A $16.5 million investment from the Victorian Government will continue Parks Victoria’s important heritage work by restoring and repairing iconic sites across the state - preserving and protecting them for future generations to visit. 

While the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority is leading the project to repair Cape Otway Lightstation, all other Heritage Icons projects are being managed by Parks Victoria. Further details on these projects can be found on the pages below.

Two people walk away from a large white lighthouse with a red top surrounded by manicured grassland with picnic areas and coastal foliage.

Cape Schanck Lightstation - Heritage Icons Project

We're undertaking important works at Cape Schanck Lightstation to rectify structural damage with the goal of reopening areas of the heritage-listed lightkeeper’s quarters to the public. The project will enable the community to continue to visit this special area and learn about its rich history. ​

An older couple talk with a Parks Victoria Ranger at a military lookout

Fort Nepean - Heritage Icons Project

We're remedying structural issues and repairing concrete structures across Fort Nepean to conserve this piece of Victoria's history for the future.

A mother, father and their two young daughts gaze out at the sea from the lookout point of the lighthouse.

Point Hicks Lighthouse - Heritage Icons Project

We're repairing the historic Point Hicks Lighthouse to restore the structure and corroding stonework. Works will provide safe access to the lighthouse and help reactivate the site for the community and visitors to enjoy for many years to come.

The facade of the historic Werribee Park Mansion.

Werribee Park Mansion - Heritage Icons Project

We're delivering important conservation works to the Mansion’s ageing Welsh Slate roof and plumbing to protect the heritage-listed building and its contents. The mansion’s glass clock tower face and stonework which has disintegrated over time will also be repaired. ​

The lighthouse keeper's cottage and lighthouse at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Wilsons Promontory Lightstation - Heritage Icons Project

We're undertaking works to repair structural and rot problems at the lightstation and internal issues in its heritage listed buildings. Works will conserve the Lightstation to ensure both local and international visitors can continue to experience this unique piece of Australia’s maritime history.

Learn more about Parks Victoria's heritage work

A Parks Victoria Ranger speaks to a couple outside an old building in Coolart Heritage Area

Heritage management

Did you know we are responsible for the largest and most diverse collection of heritage places on public land in Victoria. From buildings to archaeological sites and shipwrecks - find out more about how Parks Victoria work to identify, protect, conserve and activate the historic cultural heritage of our estate for current and future generations.

Protecting Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

As part of the oldest living culture in the world, Aboriginal people have lived throughout Victoria for tens of thousands of years. Understand how Parks Victoria works in partnership with Registered Aboriginal Parties and other Traditional Owners to protect Victoria’s cultural landscapes.
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