COMMUNITY consultation on the draft Access and Infrastructure Plan for the new Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park is open until Sunday, May 16.

Bass MP Jordan Crugnale has urged residents to read the plan and have their say.

The Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park will combine existing parks and reserves along 40kms of coast from San Remo to Inverloch on Bunurong Country. This will include extending and upgrading the George Bass Coastal Walk.

Following extensive consultation with the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, the Bass Coast Shire Council and the community, the draft plan maps out the network of trails for a variety of users, proposed visitor areas, car parking and amenities to improve visitors’ experience all the way along the iconic trail linking San Remo to Inverloch via the rugged Bass Coast.

Ms Crugnale said the state government was investing $19.6 million into the park and the consultation period would ensure community priorities were at the forefront when finalising the draft plan.

Feedback to date has indicated the community in the Bass electorate wants a trail that respects the natural and cultural environment and showcases the beauty of the coastline between San

Remo and Inverloch, she said.

Interested people can read the plan and provide feedback online at Opportunities for face-to-face and online feedback will also be available throughout

April 2021.

Visit the Engage Victoria webpage for details or register your interest by emailing or calling 13 1963.

Key dates and locations for face-to face engagement activities are:

• Monday, April 19, 4pm – 7pm at Kilcunda Community Hall.

• Tuesday, April 20, 3pm – 6pm at Wonthaggi Library.

• Saturday, April 24, 10am – 1pm at Inverloch Community Hub.