Tidal River Reopens After Floods

Campsites at Tidal River in the iconic Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria will reopen in September for the first time since the devastating flash floods that caused widespread damage across the park earlier this year.

Victoria’s deputy premier and member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan announced that Tidal River village would reopen for camping and visitors from 23 September, in time for the school holidays.

“250 camping spots will be available at Tidal River as well as some roofed cabin accommodation and the visitor centre will also be up and running to provide information about what is accessible and what is still under repair. It has been an enormous task to assess the extent of the damage and get Tidal River reopened within six months and I congratulate Parks Victoria and VicRoads staff and the community for working so hard to make this happen.”

Mr Ryan said VicRoads had done a great job fast tracking the extensive repair works on the road into the Prom that would allow greater momentum on other recovery works underway.

“While this is a great milestone, visitors need to be aware that many track closures will still remain whilst extensive repair works and possible track alignments are undertaken, especially in the south of the park,” Mr Ryan said.

“Parks Victoria will continue to keep the public informed as the staged re-openings continue. In the meantime visitors are asked to respect any ongoing closures for their own safety.

The coalition government provided $8.8 million for immediate works following the March flood event. A further $19.7 million was provided in April to support flood recovery works in parks and forests across the state.

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