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BUNYIP STATE PARK FLOOD RECOVERY COMPLETE

Member for Gembrook Brad Battin today announced the completion the final stage of at $796,000 flood recovery works at Bunyip State Park.

The 12 month project improved and made accessible 35 kilometres of park tracks for two and four wheel drivers, trail bike riders, cyclists, walkers and horse riders.

Mr Battin said news of the completion of works would be welcomed by the thousands who visit Bunyip State Park every year.

“With Easter coming up Bunyip is looking better than ever this Autumn,” Mr Battin said.

“Parks Victoria staff have done a fantastic job in delivering these recovery works on behalf of the Victorian Coalition Government.”

Bunyip State Park was damaged in 2011 when 185mm of rain fell in 24 hours, temporarily closing 13 tracks.

“The damage on some of these tracks was so extensive that Parks Victoria staff reclassified tracks to those accessible by only the most advanced drivers,” Mr Battin said.

Mr Battin said the works to restore the tracks and rebuild park infrastructure had ensured a trip to Bunyip was a safe and enjoyable one.

Bunyip State Park is on the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, 65 km south-east of Melbourne, via Gembrook, Tynong North and Tonimbuk.

For more information on Bunyip State Park, visit www.parks.vic.gov.au or call 13 1963.

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