Published: 19 June 2023
A new wetlands precinct in the state’s northwest is set to attract more visitors, delivering a major tourism boost and creating more local jobs.
Backed by the Victorian Government, the Wycheproof Wetlands Precinct will begin construction soon.
The project is helping create a 70,000m2 wetland system, transforming the area into a world-class nature-based tourism experience while offering new recreation opportunities.
Native trees and vegetation plantings will attract local wildlife, and a new jetty will be built to allow visitors to walk out over the water.
A new skate park, cycling track, picnic areas, bike racks and a sensory play area for children will encourage visitors to enjoy the outdoors.
The project will create six jobs during construction and two ongoing full-time roles when complete in 2024.
The new wetlands precinct will connect to the Wycheproof Recreation Reserve and Wycheproof Caravan Park, encouraging visitors to stay longer and spend more, while exploring nearby Mallee towns including Charlton and St Arnaud.
The project is expected to attract an extra 3,000 visitors to Wycheproof in the first 12 months.
The Wycheproof Wetlands Precinct delivers on the nature-based tourism pillar of the recently launched Experience Victoria 2033 strategic plan.