BUSHFIRE REBUILD AT CAPE CONRAN COASTAL PARK: PUBLIC FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON REBUILD OF COMMUNITY ACTIVITY CENTRE

The Victorian Government is seeking input for the rebuild of the Banksia Bluff activity centre at Cape Conran Coastal Park, which was damaged during the 2019–20 summer bushfires.

The activity centre was a much-loved spot for schools, local communities and groups, and an educational area for the Parks Victoria Junior Ranger program.

Extensive bushfire recovery works have already been underway at Cape Conran Coastal Park this year to restore the site for campers and day visitors.

The activity centre will be the first new permanent structure to be rebuilt at the Banksia Bluff campground, with further strategic planning underway for the replacement of other destroyed infrastructure.

During the first phase of consultation, the views of visitors, campers, educational and special interest groups are sought to help understand future requirements for the activity centre.

The public can contribute ideas by undertaking a short survey between Monday 16 November until Sunday 13 December 2020 at: https://engage.vic.gov.au/conran-activity-centre

The Victorian Government is investing $7.15 million from the Statewide Recovery Plan along with $6 million from the Victorian Great Outdoors program funding to deliver potable water and sewerage upgrade for Cape Conran including creating a shared path from Marlo to Conran.

Quotes attributable to Jane Garrett, Member for Eastern Victoria Region:

“Like all Victorians, I was saddened to see the devastating impact the bushfires had on many of our popular parks and attractions, in particular the Banksia Bluff campground at Cape Conran Coastal Park.”

“We are now in the process of rebuilding the Banksia Bluff activity centre, so please share your thoughts with us by completing the survey on Engage Victoria.”