Buchan Caves Reserve Bushfire Recovery

Parks Victoria and the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) are rebuilding visitor facilities at Buchan Caves Reserve, following major bushfire damage in summer 2019/2020. Parks Victoria and GLaWAC are developing concept plans to improve the camping and roofed accommodation facilities, along with the restoration of the cave entrance buildings. The recovery work will allow visitors to enjoy the site again with improved facilities.

 

For information about biodiversity impacts and other bushfire recovery projects, visit our Bushfire Recovery landing page.

 

What is being delivered

 

Visitor amenities

  • Upgrades to camp kitchen
  • New interpretation facilities for cultural heritage
  • Repairs to toilets
  • Reconstructing tour guide facilities and access to walking tracks and lookouts
  • Additional hazardous tree management works.
  • Reinstatement of steps between Granite Pools and Kanooka walking tracks
  • Tree Replanting Plan to restore European and Indigenous trees and vegetation

 

Accommodation

  • Planning is underway for the construction of new roofed accommodation at Buchan Caves Reserve.

 

Recent completed works include

  • Rebuilding of two bridges to provide vehicle access to the currently closed Fairy Cave  
  • Repairs to Royal Caves toilet block
  • Removed hazardous trees
  • Decontamination works
  • Repairs to BBQs and park furniture
  • Repairs to entrance retaining wall.
  • Rebuild of Spring Creek walking track steps and viewing platform
  • Weed eradication along park boundaries and internal walking tracks.

Expected project duration and key dates

Works commence – mid 2020

Works complete – late 2022

Project funding

$1.7 million insurance funds

$2 million project funding

Other information

For more information on what there is to see and do visit the Buchan Caves Reserve park page.

 

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