Great Ocean Road
Regional Development Victoria
Australian Government, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation
Funded by the Geelong City Deal, the $108.15 million Twelve Apostles Precinct Redevelopment projects delivers infrastructure projects in the Shipwreck Coast region. The Project includes the Shipwreck Coast priority projects in two phases – coastal and main works (delivered by Development Victoria $84.75M), and the Private Sector Business Enablement Fund (delivered by others $23.4M).
The coastal and main works will occur in two stages.
The coastal works will improve or build new coastal attractions and walking trails. The proposed works* include:
- revegetation and safety improvements to the Loch Ard Gorge carpark
- safety upgrades at Gibson Steps
- upgraded visitor lookouts at Twelve Apostles and Gibson Steps, including an all-weather amphitheater at the Twelve Apostles lookout
- upgrades to existing trails, and potential for new trails and lookouts between the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge
- a new transit pod is proposed at Loch Ard Gorge to support sustainable transport within the Precinct.
The main works include a new Twelve Apostles Visitor Experience Centre, which will be the gateway to the Shipwreck Coast, enhancing and protecting the region’s iconic beauty. The works also include:
- a park and ride facility
- a temporary event space
- substantial revegetation, landscaping, gardens and walking trails
- new access roads
- improved parking at the Secret Apostles Lookout
- a visitor shuttle shelter, eBike parking and toilets.
Once complete, the Twelve Apostles Precinct will change how visitors experience the region. It will provide safer and easier access to nature’s greatest attractions, while protecting the environment and cultural history at this spectacular location.
The Australian Government is contributing $88.15 million to the project, with the Victorian Government contributing $20 million – bringing the total project value to $108.15 million.
$108.15 million investment (entire project scope)
Updated on 31 January 2023