New digital tourism kiosks now live in Neerim South and Yarragon

Published on 04 July 2024

New Digital Tourism and Community Information Hubs are now live in two towns across Baw Baw Shire. 

Representatives from Baw Baw Shire Council met with locals in Neerim South today to celebrate the official launch of the new kiosks. 

Located in Yarragon and Neerim South, the new hubs will further activate the towns, and broader West Gippsland, by providing real time information for locals and visitors to the area. 

The interactive kiosks, which are live 24/7, list information on local places to eat, drink and stay, arts and culture, as well as where to shop, popular attractions and nature trails to visit. 

Destinations featured include Neerim South and Yarragon, Walhalla, Noojee, Jindivick, Mt Baw Baw, Erica and Rawson, Trafalgar and Thorpdale, Mount Worth Skate Park, Willow Grove/Blue Rock Lake, Warragul and Drouin.  

These kiosks are a partnership between Council and the Neerim District Community Bank and are also thanks to a Living Local Grant from the State Government, worth more than $28,000.  

Baw Baw Shire Mayor Cr Annemarie McCabe said she looked forward to seeing the social and economic outcomes these new hubs were sure to generate. 

“The new digital information kiosks will provide more promotion for our local businesses and highlight all the wonderful things there are to see and do throughout West Gippsland,” she said. 

Deputy Mayor Cr Tricia Jones spoke at the launch event today, and said they marked an extremely exciting milestone in Council’s journey for Baw Baw to become a premier tourist destination. 

“These hubs will further enable our region’s visitors and tourists to become more familiar with everything that there is to see and do in the local area,” Cr Jones said. 

“As locals, we know how much our region has to offer, and it’s an exciting thought to know that we can now share this knowledge with more ease to people visiting our region.” 

The two kiosks are a pilot program for Council and depending on their outcomes, will determine if Council will instal more in other towns across Baw Baw. 
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