Victoria Premier Ted Baillieu
Premier Urges Families To Visit Vic Parks This Easter
Victor P Taffa
Premier Ted Baillieu has announced immediate funding for urgent works to flood-damaged Wilsons Promontory National Park to ensure the popular tourist destination will be safe and accessible for families to visit this Easter.
Premier Baillieu announced more than $8.8 Million for urgent works today while meeting community representatives, tourism operators and parks management at Tidal River.
The funding includes:
- More than $2.8 Million for Parks Victoria to undertake immediate repair work to restore facilities and infrastructure to reopen the Park;
- Approval for VicRoads to spend $6 Million to repair roads and have the Darby River Bridge opened by Easter.
Premier Baillieu said Victoria’s Parks had suffered considerable damage during months of flooding events across the state.
“We’ve seen significant destruction of the natural environment and closure of facilities and infrastructure not only here in Wilsons Promontory, but also in the Grampians and the You Yangs.” Premier Baillieu said.
“Parks Victoria has been working hard to ensure these popular destinations are accessible for families over the Easter break, which also means our regional tourism industry is open for business.”
“I encourage everyone to get behind the tourism operators this Easter, and provide a much needed economic boost to our flood-affected businesses.”
“It’s important that visitors are well-informed about where they can go in our parks and know what they can access before leaving home.” Premier Baillieu said.