Minister Releases Discussion Paper On Future Plans For Point Nepean National Park

Minister Releases Discussion Paper On Future Plans For Point Nepean National Park

Victoria Minister for Environment Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville

Community Invited To Have A Say On Point Nepean

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville has released a discussion paper about the future plans for Point Nepean National Park.

Engagement with the community about the site’s future has commenced, with a master plan for the site to be finalised in late 2016.

“Over a number of years, many people have contributed valuable ideas about possibilities for the future of this iconic site.” Minister for Environment Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville said.

A discussion paper has been released for comment that draws from a draft master plan developed in 2010.

“We want a plan in place that reflects current policy, community views, and future options for the site that both the Government and the community agree upon.”

Point Nepean has a long and rich history, spanning Aboriginal occupation, its role as an important Australian military and defence facility, and most recently, as a national park.

Protecting this significant heritage to ensure this rich history is conserved for future generations is of primary importance.

There will also be an opportunity for people to attend on-site information sessions from 10 am – 3 pm on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February.

“I encourage anyone who’s interested to go along to the information sessions at Point Nepean on 5 and 6 February.” Ms. Neville said.

At the sessions, people will be able to provide feedback on the discussion paper, and talk to Parks Victoria staff involved in the process for renewing the park’s master plan.