NEWS 23 January 2018 |
VNPA welcomes the release of the Andrews Government’s final master plan for Point Nepean National Park on the Mornington Peninsula.
After decades of bickering back and forth between major political parties and state and federal governments, the final master plan for Point Nepean is by and large a very positive document, setting out a clear and largely appropriate vision for the whole of the controversial site.
The final plan is a result of extensive community consultation. $3.7 million is being provided for early initiatives, including:
- Establishment of the Point Nepean Advisory Group reporting to the Parks Victoria Board
- A new staff member dedicated to the activation of the project
- A new camping experience at the Quarantine Station
- Repairs of the Defence Road out to Fort Nepean
- Upgrading the Quarantine Station disinfecting complex and park-wide interpretation and storytelling
- Improved visitor amenities.
Read the Andrews Government media release.
The plan comes with a long list of funding priorities, both from government and some co-investment. This will likely take decades to complete, but will bring a consolidated Point Nepean National Park back to life.
VNPA remains concerned about the proposed jetty, which would increase boat traffic into the Ticonderoga Bay Dolphin Sanctuary. The jetty should be low down the list of funding priorities, if it is funded at all. Read more on this issue here.
VNPA will continue to monitor the implementation of the plan, including options for accommodation and new buildings.
For more information and to view the final master plan go to: parks.vic.gov.au/pointnepeanplan