Visitor Centre Project
The original visitor centre. A generous bequest, State Govt and shire grants enabled us to improve on this.
Progress so far:
The Centre has its own website. Click here to visit it.
6/11/16 Official opening ceremony.
Opening ceremony speeches on a beautiful day.
Opened by Chair of Trust for Nature Max Ervin, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Regional Development and Tourism Danielle Green MP.
29/9/16 Internal fit out and external plumbing.
11/9/16 Roof, cladding, windows, plastering all progressing.
7/8/16 Framing now complete. Roof sheeting about to go on.
20/7/16 Roof it going on
18/6/16 Rammed earth walls are being erected.
28/5/16 The slab is poured. Plumbing is installed,
The Hon. Terry Mulder, MP and Minister for Transport and Roads announced funding assistance of $150,000 to help fund construction of a visitor centre for Mount Elephant. This comes from the State Government Regional Growth Fund.
The Corangamite Shire will contribute $50,000, and a bequest by Jack and Millie Borbidge will provide the rest.
The next step is to produce a planning brief for the architects.
SED and MECM members are conducting workshops with local community and stakeholders to establish the uses and support for a centre.
SED training on interview technique
MECM accept the quote by SED for the implementation of the project
Terry Mulder at the awarding of funding for the Visitor Centre Planning Project.
June 13 Awarded State Govt grant of $30000 "Putting Locals First Program" for Mount Elephant Centre Business Planning project.