COMMUNITY members, groups and visitors can now have their say on the proposed Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park, a key feature of the Victorian government’s ‘Victoria’s Great Outdoors’ initiative.

This new $19.6 million project will be an iconic landmark and recreational space including a continuous and accessible trail for all users along the popular Bass Coast coastline stretching between San Remo and Inverloch.

It will also involve an extension and upgrade of the existing George Bass Coastal Walk.

The park’s name honours the Yallock-Bulluk Clan of the Bunurong People, whose Country stretches from Tooradin in the west to the Tarwin River in the east.

Community members can join in online forums and surveys, with upcoming opportunities to engage in virtual events to share ideas and local insights.

These ideas will be used to guide the next phase of planning on the project, also identifying key connections and physical features that should be featured in the park.

To participate, check out the ‘Engage Victoria’ website.

Bass MP Jordan Crugnale said the proposed Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park has the potential to be an absolute iconic walk “where we can immerse ourselves in nature, be outdoors and also learn about the rich history of this area that goes back to the beginning of time”.

“This is your opportunity to [have] input into the planning of the park, which will also help to protect its environmental and cultural values while making it a stunning destination for locals and visitors to enjoy into the future.”

Parks Victoria is working with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in partnership with the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and Bass Coast Shire Council to create the new park.

For further information, please call Parks Victoria on 13 19 63 or email ParkPlan@parksvic.gov.au.