Tier two advocacy priorities are medium-to-large-scale projects in strategic alignment with regional, state and federal plans. Projects are in a strong position to receive funding with preliminary planning and design works either underway or completed.
Six tier two key advocacy priorities for 2021/22 are:
Sealing of South Face Road - Tourist Route to Mt Baw Baw
Sealing of South Face Road, Mt Baw Baw to create a dynamic, safe and connected tourist route through Gippsland. This improvement will increase the number of visitors, better connect Mt Baw Baw to the surrounding regions and encourage private investment in the region.
Longwarry Sporting Precinct
Upgrading the existing pavilion, improving the current playing surface and the development of second playing surface. This will provide facilities for the club to support their growing communities and host regional finals.
Gippsland Regional Events Fund
The economic impact of events in Gippsland can be broad and far-reaching from increased visitation and the localised expenditure associated with holding the event. This additional spending can provide significant stimulus to local businesses. The Gippsland Regional Events Fund will provide funding across Gippsland to attract new and significant events to Baw Baw Shire and the region.
Erica Mountain Bike Hub (Central 'G7' Gippsland Mountain Biking Hub)
Gateway to the Walhalla and Mountain Rivers region, Erica is home to Gippsland’s premier cross-country mountain bike trails. This project will see the creation of a regional trails hub at Erica as the park already offers a strong mountain biking experience close to the Warragul and Melbourne markets.
Longwarry Land Rezoning
Land along Princess Highway at the Sand Road interchange in Longwarry has been identified as a strategic site for developing an industrial precinct. Currently zoned for farming, a rezone to industrial land would be a significant step forward. The area boasts prime highway access and proximity to Melbourne, sitting on the Baw Baw’s western border where Regional Victoria meets Metropolitan Melbourne.
Baxter Park Soccer Precinct
Staged development of the existing pavilion to ensure facility compliance with various building and sporting codes including Football Victoria’s Building Development Guide, the Building Code of Australia and - as part of stage two works - National Premier League minimum facility requirements.