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Landmark tourism boost to iconic Lake Tyrrell

July 11, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

One of Victoria’s most remarkable natural attractions (especially popular with visitors from China) the salt lake environment of Lake Tyrrell is to receive AUD 2.6 million worth of new visitor information and tourism infrastructure.

Lake Tyrrell is Victoria’s largest salt lake. Its popularity with Chinese visitors hasn’t been missed by the Victorian Government. China is Victoria’s largest market for inbound tourists and is expected to contribute up to 60% of tourism spend by 2025.

The lake is impressive. Here’s some drone footage of it:

When complete, the AUD 2.58 million project is expected to boost the lake’s current visitation numbers from 42,000 a year to more than 192,000 by 2025.

The tourism investment has delighted Promhelis, a newly established helicopter scenic flight business operating from Sea Lake.

Lake Tyrrell

“We pride ourselves in showcasing the beauty of Lake Tyrrell and its surrounds,” Promhelis director Jarrod Danahay said.

“This investment will be a positive benefit to both tourism and economic growth for the township of Sea Lake and the Mallee region.”

The project, a priority for the Mallee Regional Partnership, will deliver a range of new facilities including a boardwalk, interpretive signage, walking tracks, a viewing area, accessible toilets, waste management infrastructure, and parking with turnaround space for buses.

The project will create six jobs during construction and once complete, it is forecast to contribute more than AUD 6.9 million to the local economy.

As visitation to the area increases along with demand for accommodation, new businesses will be established in surrounding towns like Sea Lake to service the growing market.

“Making Lake Tyrrell more accessible to more visitors from around the world will showcase our largest and most spectacular Salt Lake, and bring more people to Victoria’s north west,” Victoria’s Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, commented.

Edited by Peter Needham

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