26 September 2023

Comments invited on upgraded waterfalls

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Parks Victoria is calling for feedback on a suite of proposed upgrades of the MacKenzie Falls visitor precinct and the 160-kilometre Grampians Peaks Trail.

Parks Victoria said the proposed upgrades to improve the visitor experience would be open for comment until 8 September and would focus on improved safety and access in the carpark and along the tracks.

“This will include improved opportunities for viewing the falls, improved site facilities, and opportunities to interpret Aboriginal cultural and environmental values for the site and surrounding landscape,” the Parks said.

“The upgraded trailheads along the Grampians Peaks Trail will, provide hikers with increased flexibility, information and facilities to access the trail and enjoy it in more ways than ever before,” it said.

“Improvements will likely include new toilets at some locations, improved car parking, larger water tanks, and opportunities to interpret Aboriginal cultural and environmental values of Gariwerd.”

Parks Victoria said that an ongoing partnership with Traditional Owners, represented by Barengi Gadjin Land Council, Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, and Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation, was also shaping the project.

It said the upgraded trailheads were expected to be completed in 2023 and MacKenzie Falls revitalisation in 2024, subject to on-ground and construction industry conditions.

Further information on the proposed upgrades, including how to feedback, can be accessed at this PS News link.

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