Great South Coast

SmartFarm Hamilton

The Hamilton SmartFarm is focused on delivering new technologies and practices to assist dairy and other livestock industries, along with high rainfall zone cropping, to remain productive, profitable and sustainable.

Program: Smarter, Safer Farms

This project will transform Portland's foreshore into a vibrant and accessible place for locals and tourists with accessible boardwalks, paths and community spaces.

Program: Building Works Package

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Reid Oval Redevelopment Project

Redeveloped oval, stands, lighting and facilities will bring Warrnambool's iconic regional sporting ground back to premiership status.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme

The Penshurst Volcanoes Discovery Centre will engage and inform visitors about this unique landscape's geological, cultural, and scientific history.

Program: Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund

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The redeveloped foreshore at Cape Bridgewater and enabling works for the proposed Cape Bridgewater Resort will draw more tourists to the beauty of Glenelg Shire.

Program: Building Works Package

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The new fitted out Outreach vehicle will continue to service rural and remote areas of the Glenelg Shire and provide a home library service.

Program: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

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Improvements to roads across Glenelg Shire will increase access to the Port of Portland, bringing with it increased export opportunities.

Program: Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund

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Pedrina Park Inclusive Sports Hub

A new modular multi-use pavilion at Pedrina Park will improve facilities for a range of sports, including AFL, cricket, soccer, hockey and netball.

Program: Local Sports Infrastructure Fund

This project improves essential infrastructure to help attract private-sector investment, including gas infrastructure and improved NBN service.

Program: Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund

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Journeying along the new Twelve Apostles Trail will be an invigorating experience as travellers run, walk or cycle past iconic Australian hinterland views between Timboon and Port Campbell.

Program: Building Works Package

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An upgraded visitor centre, walking tracks and amenities in Tower Hill will offer cultural, environmental and wildlife experiences as part of a regional Indigenous tourism trail.

Program: Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan

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The project will deliver a new whale-shaped viewing platform at Loch Ard Gorge at the Blowhole Lookout to provide an iconic visitor experience and improve visitor access.

Program: Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan

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Revitalising the Cox Street retail precinct will boost the Hamilton CBD and open 3400 square metres of retail frontage.

Program: Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund

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Construction of fully accessible, multisport facilities at Alexandra Park, including a new pavilion, changerooms, social room, car parking, field lighting and accessible pathways.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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The new fitted-out outreach vehicle will continue to service rural and remote areas of the Glenelg Shire and provide a home library service.

Program: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

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The new fitted-out outreach vehicle will continue to service rural and remote areas of Glenelg Shire and provide a home library service.

Program: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

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This world-class long-distance walking trail will showcase the beauty and majesty of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and create an iconic Australian experience.

Program: Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Woolsthorpe.

Program: Victorian Mobile Project

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Mirranatwa.

Program: Victorian Mobile Project

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Cape Bridgewater.

Program: Victorian Mobile Project

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around MacArthur.

Program: Victorian Mobile Project

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and business.

Program: Victorian Mobile Project

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Caramut Exchange.

Program: Victorian Mobile Project

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Hawkesdale Exchange.

Program: Victorian Mobile Project

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Jancourt East.

Program: Victorian Mobile Project

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Lake Mundi Exchange.

Program: Victorian Mobile Project

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

Program: Connecting Victoria

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

Program: Connecting Victoria

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Koroit Caravan Park Workers Accommodation

Supporting the creation of five affordable housing cabins at the Koroit Tower Hill Caravan Park, this investment will provide accommodation for visiting short-stay workers.

Program: Regional Recovery Fund

The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for residents and businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

Program: Connecting Victoria

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The new community and tourist pavilion on the foreshore will become an in-demand venue for events and functions.

Program: Regional Infrastructure Fund

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First stage works will attract more locals and tourists to the town centre. Works include a new foreshore amphitheatre, viewing platforms, picnic areas, and streetscape and road improvements.

Program: Regional Infrastructure Fund

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New recreation areas, landscaping, barbecue areas, car parks and outdoor seating and furniture will attract more locals and visitors to the popular East Beach precinct.

Program: Regional Infrastructure Fund

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Area overview

We acknowledge and recognise the Traditional Owners of the land within the regional area, the Gunditjmara People, the Eastern Maar People and the Wadawurrung People.

The Great South Coast region in Victoria’s south-west extends from the Shipwreck Coast to the South Australian border.

Home to a significant dairy industry, the region is reliant on agriculture and manufacturing, with healthcare and social assistance an emerging sector.

The Great South Coast also has a thriving tourism industry based around its spectacular coastline and natural scenery, including the Great Ocean Road, Budj Bim World Heritage site, Tower Hill and the Twelve Apostles.

Opportunities

Great South Coast communities and the Great South Coast Regional Partnership have identified a need for:

  • upgrading arts and cultural facilities to support the visitor economy
  • coordinating tourism pathways to capitalise on natural assets, such as the Budj Bim World Heritage site, the Shipwreck Coast and the Great Ocean Road
  • affordable and accessible housing to attract workers and enable business growth.

Great South Coast Latest News

Render of the new facilities at Reid Oval

Reid Oval redevelopment Warrnambool

Published: 17 Oct 2021

The next generation of Warrnambool’s football and cricket stars will hone their skills on a fully redeveloped AFL and cricket surface at the regional city’s Reid Oval.

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Street image of Portand with the marina in the background

Community key in plan for Portland and Great South Coast

Published: 21 May 2021

The community will be at the heart of the Victorian Government’s major new drive to create jobs and provide the conditions for businesses to thrive in the Great South Coast.

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Page last updated 04 Mar 2022
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