Bold new destination management plan to enhance the iconic Great Ocean Road tourism product is supported by Victorian State Government, industry and the Commonwealth.
A NEW tourism blueprint for the Great Ocean Road is calling for a big jump in resort tourism facilities to be built along the world-class route to accommodate more than 10 million visitors a year by 2030.
The report, funded by industry and state and federal governments, calls for an additional 3440 guest rooms in the Great Ocean Road region over the next 20 years. Under a high growth visitor estimate, up to four new ''large resorts'', five new backpacker hostels, five new caravan or tourist parks, up to a dozen new hotels, 50 bed and breakfasts and 90 farm-stay accommodation options would be required, the report states.
Priority projects around the Great Ocean Road include a $100 million Port Campbell Precinct and Loch Ard Interpretive Centre and a $35 million Great Ocean Road tourist resort near Port Campbell.
Brighthouse has sent an expression of interest to the Corangamite Shire Council for the caravan park design project.