Victoria’s Lake Tyrrell will get a new visitor information and tourism infrastructure following the announcement this week of a $2.3 million injection of funds by the government. When complete, the $2.58 million project is expected to boost the lake’s current visitation numbers from 42,000 a year to more than 192,000 by 2025.
The project, a priority for the Mallee Regional Partnership will deliver a range of new facilities including a boardwalk, interpretive signage, walking tracks, a viewing area, accessible toilets, waste management infrastructure, and parking with turnaround space for buses.
Lake Tyrrell is Victoria’s largest salt lake and is especially popular with visitors from China – Victoria’s largest market for inbound tourists, which is expected to contribute up to 60 per cent of tourism spend by 2025.
The project will create six jobs during construction and once complete, it is forecast to contribute more than $6.9 million to the local economy.
As visitation to the area increases along with demand for accommodation, new businesses will be established in surrounding towns like Sea Lake to service the growing market.
The Lake Tyrrell Tourism Infrastructure Development Project is funded by the Labor Government’s flagship Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund, which is investing in iconic regional tourism projects that create world-class tourism experiences, support jobs and boost the regional economy.
“Making Lake Tyrrell more accessible to more visitors from around the world will showcase our largest and most spectacular Salt Lake, and bring more people to Victoria’s north west,” Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said.
The project will potentially lead to more tourism infrastructure projects. Anthony Judd, Buloke Shire Council Director Works and Technical Services said.
“The Lake Tyrrell Tourism Infrastructure Development Project will create a ‘pipeline’ of tourism infrastructure projects for private and public sector development which is good news for tourism and local businesses,” Mr Judd said.
For more information on past, current and future tenders in Victoria, see Australian Tenders and search by state or region.