Great South Coast

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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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The new space will provide state-of-the-art, accessible learning and library facilities for the growing population of the South West.

The $550 million Connecting Victoria program is building new infrastructure and fast-tracking the rollout of 5G to improve mobile connectivity for residents and businesses.

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program is building new infrastructure and fast-tracking the rollout of 5G to improve mobile connectivity for residents and businesses.

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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.
Page last updated 21 Jul 2022
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