A master plan which will guide the development of new and upgraded recreation facilities at Yackandandah has been finalised following community and stakeholder feedback.

The plan aims to increase opportunities for people to enjoy the State forest area at Yackandandah Creek, through upgrades and creation of new camping areas and facilities, improved access and better linkages between facilities.

Yackandandah Creek is located approximately five kilometres from the township and is a popular destination for campers, day visitors, horse riders, and mountain bike and trailbike riders.

Following engagement with the community, visitors, recreation groups and stakeholders, the master plan recommends upgrades to existing campsites, improvements to the mountain bike trail to better cater for beginner riders, protection of historic sites, improved access, carparking, walking trails, and visitor information.

The plan has been developed to complement other major tourism related projects in the Indigo Shire Council including the Beechworth to Yackandandah Rail Trail and the EPIC Mountain Bike Trail.

Stage one works include campsite improvements, a beginner mountain bike trail, walking tracks between campsites, improved parking and vehicle flow, and a new information bay. Works are expected to commence later this year. Future works will be undertaken in stages as funding is available.

The master plan can be viewed on the Yackandandah Community Development Company website.

The project is part of Victoria’s Great Outdoors which is boosting regional tourism and making it easier for Victorians to enjoy nature by investing $105.6 million in better walking trails, four-wheel drive tracks, campgrounds and visitor facilities.

Quotes attributable to Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) Hume Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Aaron Kennedy

“Yackandandah Creek is a highly valued area of public land both for the local community and visitors. It offers a diverse range of recreational opportunities which will now be able to be enhanced and improved.

“Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback and contributed to the plan, which will guide recreation investment at Yackandandah Creek over the next 10 years.”

“Victoria’s Great Outdoors is building better walking trails, campgrounds, four-wheel drive tracks and visitor facilities to make it easier for all Victorians to explore our parks and forests, experience nature and support regional tourism.”

Page last updated: 15/07/21