Source: Victorian Government.
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Gippsland after a devastating year of bushfires and coronavirus with a budget boost that will bring more visitors to Victoria’s east to spend money and support local businesses.
The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will provide $18.5 million to build new accommodation, upgrade the East Gippsland Rail Trail and improve access to remote natural and man-made attractions.
The Gippsland Tourism Recovery Package includes $3.5 million to build 10 eco-pods at Cape Conran Coastal Park. The distinctive accommodation will be built from sustainable materials and attract more visitors to the beautiful beach on the Melbourne to Sydney coastal route.
Metung Hot Springs will receive $1.5 million to support the establishment of a year-round geothermal mineral spring that can welcome 250 guests, and $1 million will go towards the Nunduk Spa and Eco-Resort proposed for the southern shores of Lake Wellington.
The package also includes $3.5 million for a community-led restoration of the historic timber trestle Snowy Rail Bridge, providing a safe pedestrian and cycling crossing on the East Gippsland Rail Trail.