Visitor Centre Project

Visitor open day

The original visitor centre. A generous bequest, State Govt and shire grants enabled us to improve on this.

(Update 24/5/2019)

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,

Click here to download the Business Plan and Summary.

Click here to download the Architect Brief.

27 March 2015

Architect brief has been released for Expressions of Interest. Closing date 20 April 2015

6Nov 14

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.


visitor centre swot

SED and MECM members are conducting workshops with local community and stakeholders to establish the uses and support for a centre.


SED interview course Oct13

SED training on interview technique

Sept 13.

MECM accept the quote by SED for the implementation of the project

Funding awarded for Business Development Plan

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.