Campers will be able to wake up to spectacular views of Apollo Bay at high-end camping sites, as the Victorian Government continues to revitalise tourism along the Great Ocean Road.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today confirmed $2 million to upgrade camping facilities as part of a Flagship Tourism Project for the region that was announced in the Victorian Government’s $465 million Victorian Tourism Recovery Package.
The works will provide accessible high-end camping accommodation at the Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve with the installation of upmarket accommodation pods alongside more powered and unpowered camp sites, and new amenities such as bathrooms, changerooms and an all-abilities playground.
The project will have a focus on accessibility to make camping a viable accommodation option for all visitors to Apollo Bay.
The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority will deliver the project and will begin consultation on project designs with the local community and other key stakeholders.
The project is part of $47.5 million invested by the Victorian Government in several projects to build better visitor infrastructure along the Great Ocean Road, announced in the Victorian Budget 2020-21.
The Victorian Tourism Recovery Package forms part of the $633 million Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan, a whole-of-state strategy with a goal of achieving $35 billion in annual visitor expenditure supporting 300,000 jobs by June 2024.
For more information on the Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan, visit djpr.vic.gov.au.
Quote attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“Projects like improving camping at the Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve give tourists even more reasons to visit and stay along our beautiful coastline.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula
“Tourism is a major employer and driver of economic activity along the Great Ocean Road, and investing in expanded accommodation offerings will ensure that continues to be the case.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas
“We know how much Victorians are itching to get away for their next holiday – and these camping sites will be an asset to visitors to the Great Ocean Road, ready to use when it’s safe to do so.”