Help shape the future of Flagstaff Hill

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The future direction of Flagstaff Hill will be charted with a business case and master plan to be developed this year.

Warrnambool Mayor Debbie Arnott encouraged everyone to share their thoughts and help shape the future of Flagstaff Hill by taking a short survey.

“Flagstaff Hill is a much loved place for many people and it’s a significant part of our visitor economy,” Cr Arnott said.

“It contains important historic attributes such as the garrison and lighthouses. It also contains the visitor information centre, some accommodation, a restaurant, the sound and light show, the maritime museum, a gift shop and of course the recreated coastal village depicting life in the 1870s.

“The master plan and business case will examine the location as a whole, and identify strategic and innovative ways that will help maximise its potential.

“It’s a look at the whole site, not simply the village.”

Flagstaff Hill has recorded a bumper summer, with recent visitor numbers surpassing 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 levels.

There were 11,182 visitors between Boxing Day 2022 and Australia Day 2023, up from 9165 in 2018-2019 and 9751 in 2019-2020.

Take the survey

In-person consultation sessions will also be held at Flagstaff Hill on Wednesday March 22 (1pm to 3pm and 4pm to 7pm) and Thursday March 23 (9am to midday) where staff will be available for discussions. To give residents the best possible opportunity to engage with staff,  30-minute time slots have been made available for people to book in to.  You can book a session here.

Hard copies of the survey are also available at Flagstaff Hill reception as well as at the Civic Centre, 25 Liebig Street.