Putting Sea Lake on the map as the home of the salt lake30/09/2021
The Victorian Government is backing Sea Lake’s potential to capitalise on northern Victoria’s natural assets to drive more tourism opportunities and create jobs.
Today the new Sea Lake Visitor Information Centre was officially opened as well the platform designed to help tourists get more out of their trip to the nearby Lake Tyrrell.
Thanks to the Government’s $300,000 investment through the Building Works package, Sea Lake’s new Visitor Information Centre includes a central tourism hub, Indigenous art gallery and gift shop and is just 10 minutes from Lake Tyrrell. At 120,000 years old, Lake Tyrrell is the state’s largest and oldest salt lake.
The Government’s $2.8 million investment at Lake Tyrrell was supported by the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund and includes a new viewing platform and car park, while toilets at the southern end of the lake will help to boost the local economy by encouraging more people to stay in the region longer.
Lake Tyrrell has become a niche destination, identified on Chinese tourism websites showcasing Australia. However, due to a lack of infrastructure for visitors, it has not been able to meet its potential.
Both the Visitor Information Centre and the new works at the lake will enable the Buloke Shire to promote more tourism opportunities and increase job opportunities. The Lake Tyrrell works will also minimise environmental degradation to the site and protect it for future generations.
The projects are among a number of recent Victorian Government investments to improve visitor experiences in the region, including the community-led Bounce Back Buloke volunteer reactivation project, Buloke Shire Streetscape Renewal funding and night-time activation for the Buloke Silo Art Trail.