Grampians Road Reopens After Major Flooding

Grampians Road Reopens After Major Flooding

Victoria Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith

Grampians Road Is Back In Business

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today reopened Grampians Road in Grampians National Park for the first time following major flood recovery works.

“The Coalition Government announced a $19.7 Million package to restore and repair Victoria’s flood-damaged parks. We are pleased to see the outcome of that funding today as we reopen Grampians Road.” Mr. Smith said.

Grampians Road, which links Halls Gap and Dunkeld, sustained extensive damage after heavy rains in January.

Mr. Smith said floodwaters and landslip debris had damaged roads, bridges and drainage systems and blocked access to many roads and park areas.

“The January flood event caused more than 190 landslips in the Grampians, with more than 30 of those damaging the road network.” Mr. Smith said.

“The opening of this road will reconnect the communities of Halls Gap and Dunkeld and restore access through this major tourist route to the heart of the Grampians.”

“Parks Victoria, VicRoads and the community have put in a huge effort to ensure that locals and visitors can once again have access to the majestic Grampians national Park and the surrounding tourist attractions.”

“I urge locals and visitors to get out and enjoy the range of activities and natural features the Grampians has on offer.”

“The Coalition Government is pleased to reopen access for three of our outstanding parks for the first time since the devastating floods that caused damage across the parks last year.”

On 19 August, Deputy Premier Peter Ryan opened the iconic Wilsons Promontory National Park. On 7 August, Member for Gembrook Brad Battin opened the You Yangs Regional Park.

The Coalition Government provided $8.8 Million for immediate works following the flood events. A further $19 Million was provided in April to support flood recovery works in parks and forests across the state.