Campgrounds on the improve
IT was announced recently that Mansfield will benefit from an almost $12 million investment in 4WD tracks and campground upgrades across the High Country (December 11, pg 3, Mansfield Courier).
It has now been revealed that three of those campgrounds scheduled for an upgrade are some of the most popular in the Mansfield district.
Visiting Mansfield at the start of
December, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, said the funds would be used to encourage more visitors.
Some $945,000 will be spent improving six campsites in the Alpine National Park, Howqua Hills and Mansfield State Forest areas.
Works will include improved signage and toilet facilities, and new fire rings and picnic tables.
“A camping road trip is a wonderful and affordable way to get out into nature, and there’s no better place to do it than in Victoria’s stunning Alpine region,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.
“We know that 4WDing is becoming more and more popular, and we’re upgrading campgrounds and 4WD tracks to make family holidays more fun and affordable.”
The campgrounds to be upgraded include those at Fry’s and Sheepyard Flat, along with the Bindaree Campground area.
A further $10.5 million will be spent upgrading seven of the state’s iconic 4WD drive tracks.
These include roads in the Wonnangatta area, the Otways, Snowy River, Davies Plain, Grampians, Mallee and River Red Gum Drive.
IMPROVEMENTS ON THE WAY: Campground locations around Mansfield will be improved, with almost $1 million scheduled to be spent on the upgrade.