Great boost for
regional towns, says Minister
loosened as camping
and caravanning facilities receive boost
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Camping and caravan holiday hotspots across
Victoria are set to be revitalised just as coronavirus restrictions begin
Caravanners and other RVers are already hitting the road in Victoria as
the COVID-19 shackles are loosened, with camping and accommodation now
permitted in some areas.
"Now more than ever we're appreciating the value of the great outdoors and
it's great to see the return of an affordable and well-established holiday
tradition in Victoria." Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate
Change Lily D'Ambrosio said.
Meanwhile, the state government has allocated $18.9 million to maintain
and upgrade public visitor sites and infrastructure including recreation
reserves, camping spots and picnic facilities.
This includes improvements at Lightwood Creek, Mornington Peninsula
National Park, Grants picnic area at Dandenong Ranges National Park,
Greater Otway National Park's Herbert campground, The Gums site at
Kinglake National Park, Longridge campground in Manningham and Slaty Creek
camping in Creswick Regional Park.
The government is also making available more than $2.5 million dollars in
grants for 25 projects to enhance the visitor experience at campgrounds
and caravan parks, providing a further boost as tourists return to
Public land managers responsible for campgrounds and caravan parks have
been awarded grants of up to $200,000 at locations in the Loddon Mallee,
Barwon South West, Grampians, Hume and Gippsland regions.
The money will be used to improve landscaping, increase site capacity and
all abilities access, and establish indigenous culture signage and
A second round of grants worth $2 million will be brought forward next
month to provide further economic stimulus.
The funding is part of the government's Building Works package providing
$2.7 billion towards shovel-ready projects and the $107.2 million Great
"This is a great boost for our regional towns when they need it most and
will mean Victorians can enjoy improved facilities as they begin to return
to their favourite destinations," Ms D'Ambrosio said
For more information on which campgrounds and caravan parks are open,
including the facilities available,
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