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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. Read more below.  

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.

To learn more about this project, access the community fact sheet and poster under our resources tab

Community Engagement

Community engagement on the Twelve Apostles Precinct Redevelopment is now closed. For more information visit Engage Victoria

$108.15 million investment (entire project scope)

Coastal works

The coastal works will improve or build new coastal attractions. 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 amphitheatre at the Twelve Apostles lookout
  • potential for new lookouts between the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge
  • a new transit pod at Loch Ard Gorge and other precinct-wide connectivity improvements are proposed to support sustainable transport.

*subject to regulatory controls and approvals.

Main works

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 Gow End Carpark
  • a visitor shuttle shelter, eBike parking and toilets.


Development Victoria acknowledges the Eastern Maar people as the Traditional Custodians of the land.

Updated on 04 October 2023