Victoria Parks: Benefits to the Economy

Last Modified: Fri Apr 15 2016 11:18:12 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • AUS $1.4 billion
    The amount tourists spend each per year associated with their visits to parks, which in turn generates $1 billion gross value added and 14,000 jobs in the State economy. Regional economies that benefit the greatest from park-based tourism include the Grampians, Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges and Gippsland.
  • 1 million hectares
    and more of water supply catchments are located within Victoria’s parks. These catchments capture water and release it cleaner to infrastructure for drinking, food production and other industries.
  • 3,400 gigalitres
    The annual run-off from nine of Victoria’s highest water yielding parks (16% of the state total). This is particularly significant for the economies of eastern Victoria (from the Alpine and Lake Eildon national parks), western Victoria (from the Grampians National Park) and Greater Melbourne (from the Yarra Ranges andBaw Baw national parks).
  • $244 million
    The estimated market value of water runoff supplied in nine of the highest yielding Victorian national parks per year. While this value is not directly captured in the economy the water is utilised to generate jobs and income in industries such as agriculture and hydropower.
  • 1,200 to 1,600 tonnes
    Estimated produce of honey per year from Beehives. Beekeeping is a permitted use in some parks and reserves where honeybees access floral resources.
  • 45 million
    The number of visits received every year at the piers and jetties of Port Phillip. In addition to managing parks, Parks Victoria manages built infrastructure and recreational services for the Port Phillip, Western Port and Port Campbell local ports.
  • AUS $300 million
    The Gross Value Added per annum to the state's economy by local ports - Port Phillip, Western Port and Port Campbell local ports, Parks Victoria - which are managed by Parks Victoria.