The Andrews Labor Government is supporting one of Healesville’s most popular tourism operators, the BIG4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park (Australia), with a master plan for new and improved facilities to attract more visitors.
Minister for Tourism, Sport, and Major Events Martin Pakula visited the popular holiday spot today to announce that AU$100,000 from the Enabling Tourism Fund will go to reviewing if they can build a new aquatic center, outdoor play areas, and mountain bike and walking trails.
“The Yarra Valley is a favorite destination for camping and caravan holidays, and that’s why we are investing in planning and feasibility work to ensure the long-term growth of the tourism sector,” said Pakula.
“We proudly back regional tourism businesses through the Enabling Tourism Fund to turn their great ideas into reality – which means more local jobs across the state.”
The new luxury and unique accommodation construction feasibility will also be assessed, including premium three-bedroom cabins overlooking the property’s lake.
The park will also work with local Wurundjeri residents in creating options for visitors to learn the culture, language, and history of the traditional owners of the location.
“The BIG4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park has created unforgettable holidays for so many tourists, and improved facilities would ensure it continues to be a significant drawcard for the region well into the future,” said Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing.
The government expects the project to create 11 full-time jobs and boost overnight stays in the region by 9,000 nights more each year, giving more benefits to local businesses.
The Enabling Tourism Fund was established to help revitalize and boost the tourism industry in Victoria. It is also essential to the Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan.