You Yangs and Serendip Sanctuary upgrades

Project status

Last updated: September 2023 

Early scoping and planning work have now commenced on the project.

Parks Victoria has established a stakeholder reference group comprising a cross-section of stakeholders to provide feedback on the upgrades.

We're currently working with the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation to prioritise works.

The project

This project is being delivered on Wadawurrung Country.  

The You Yangs 'precinct' is a rich and varied landscape, comprising the distinctive granite peaks of ‘Wurdi Youang’ and Serendip Sanctuary, situated south within the low lying plain. 

Located on Wadawurrung Country, the precinct holds significant natural and cultural values, with a long history of more than 30,000 years.

Today, the You Yangs and Serendip Sanctuary are popular reserves for wildlife viewing, education and outdoor recreation, including mountain biking, horse riding, rock-climbing and abseiling, trail running, bushwalks and picnics.

In 2022, a master plan for the precinct was released that sets a vision for this unique environment and key regional tourism destination. The plan aims to protect and enhance the natural and cultural assets that have already established the precinct, while also identifying new facilities, infrastructure and unique experiences that can be offered.

With an $11 million investment now provided by the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, we'll be delivering on initiatives in the master plan. 

Early scoping and planning work has now commenced on the project. 

Further information about this project, including its scope and timelines will become available later in the year.


Project funding

Upgrades will be delivered as part of an $11 million investment by the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action.

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