The Brumby Government is providing almost $1.3 million for upgrades to Victoria’s Crown land caravan and camping parks including $140,000 for the Port Campbell Recreation Reserve.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said 50 tourist parks would receive the grants to upgrade facilities and improve their environmental performance including Port Campbell Recreation Reserve to design and build a new amenity block.
“Camping and caravanning are part of Australian life and we need to make sure our Crown land parks like Port Campbell Recreation Reserve keep pace with growing visitor demand,” Ms Tierney said.
“This program will help Port Campbell Recreation Reserve to provide a better holiday experience for tourists and Victorian families.”
The announcement is part of the Brumby Government’s almost $5 million Crown Land Caravan Parks Improvement Program.
Environment and Climate Change Minister Gavin Jennings said I’m pleased to see that grant applicants have embraced the focus on environmental sustainability in this round of funding.
“Upgrades to facilities will include water and energy-saving measures such as water tanks, efficient showerheads, flow restrictors and energy-efficient light globes,” Mr Jennings said.
“Some projects will focus on improving sustainability by including dual-flush toilet cisterns, solar hot water systems or push-button shower limiters.
“Crown land caravan and camping parks make a significant contribution to regional economies.
“The grants address key areas for improvement such as the standard of facilities, accessibility of sites, environmental performance and park management planning.
“Local councils and Committees of Management play an important role in managing Crown land caravan and camping parks for the benefit of all Victorians.
“Many Victorians would have fond memories of either camping or caravanning at these sites with their friends and families.
“The demand for this sort of holiday experience is increasing as our population grows.
“These grants will help put our caravan and camping parks on a more sustainable footing so we can continue to give tourists and Victorians a great holiday experience into the future.”