Managing our parks

Victoria's parkland infrastructure helps protect the natural environment and attract people to our parks.

Sound management of our parklands will ensure all Victorians can continue to enjoy our natural environment. At the same time as supporting nature-based tourism growth.

So that people can enjoy the benefits and beauty of Victoria’s parks, the Victorian Government will revitalise existing park facilities. And invest in new ones.

There are also a range of challenges that need to be addressed, including:

  • weeds
  • pests
  • bushfire risks

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Every year there are 98.5 million visitors to our parks. Parks Victoria manages around $1.8 billion worth of assets across more than 4.1 million hectares.


Projects and reforms

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan includes 5 projects and reforms under this Environment priority. These are detailed in the Environment sector plan and full edition VIP, available for download together with:

  • Government response - outlines our position and addresses 137 recommendations made by Infrastructure Victoria in its 30-year Infrastructure Strategy
  • Technical report - indicates where projects and reforms meet the plan’s four objectives

Case study

Expanding Great Otways National Park

The Victorian Government has announced the annexure of Anglesea Heath to Great Otway National Park. This will increase the park's area by more than 6,510 hectares.

For over 50 years, a large area of Crown land behind Anglesea had been leased to Alcoa. The company operated a coal mine and power station at this location. These were closed in August 2015.

Anglesea Heath is a unique haven for native flora and fauna. And home to around 25% of Victorian indigenous plant species. These include:

  • more than 100 types of orchid (making it one of the most orchid-rich sites in Australia)
  • 20 species of flora that are rare or threatened at state level
  • 8 species of flora that are rare or threatened at national level


The Victorian Infrastructure Plan identifies 3 other priorities within the Environment sector. They are:

Protecting Victoria’s biodiversity

Taking action on climate change

Improving resource recovery and waste management