Visitors and campers are invited to provide feedback on the new roofed accommodation options at Cape Conran Coastal Park.

Parks Victoria is seeking input to the rebuild of the accommodation at Banksia Bluff Campground following the loss of three of the park’s seven cabins and all five wilderness retreats during the 2019/20 bushfires.

Anyone can comment on the potential features and configuration of the new accommodation options on the Engage Victoria website until 24 March 2021.

The roofed accommodation will be tailored to suit the needs of visitors and the community and be sympathetic to the park landscape. Key considerations will include minimal impact on the surrounding environment and features to suit all abilities access. Materials used will be bushfire resistant and locally sourced where possible.

The $3.5 million rebuild is being delivered as part of the Victorian Government’s $18.5 million Gippsland Tourism Recovery Package which will improve tourism infrastructure across Victoria’s east and support local jobs.

To have your say go to say, go to the survey on the Engage Victoria website:

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett

“Nature-based experiences are a major drawcard for visitors from all walks of life.”

“Offering diverse accommodation options in Cape Conran Coastal Park will extend economic benefits to regional economies beyond peak holiday seasons, assisting communities that are still recovering from the impacts of bushfire.”

“They will also give visitors from all backgrounds and abilities greater opportunity to enjoy this special place.”