Constituency question - Mount Buangor State Park

20 March 2024

Martha HAYLETT (Ripon) (14:48): (579)

My question is for the Minister for Environment. Minister, when will work begin by Parks Victoria and other agencies to rebuild the much-loved camping facilities and critical tourism infrastructure in the Mount Buangor State Park? The surrounding communities were devastated by the recent Bayindeen bushfires in my electorate. The fires caused the loss of three camp sites, seven toilet blocks, two shelter huts, multiple picnic tables and fireplaces, signage, fencing, lookout areas and more. Eight walking tracks stretching across 40 kilometres have also been lost, with bridges, boardwalks and handrails badly impacted. Having camped in this beautiful state park with my family last Easter holidays, I know how special it is. Our community is eager to see recovery works begin swiftly so that locals and tourists can enjoy our region again. I look forward to providing them with the minister’s response.