The Northern Grampians Shire Council has adopted the Halls Gap Master Plan “to help lift the tourist town into world class tourist village status and to ensure Halls Gap was prepared for the completion of the Grampians Peaks Trail”.
The plan will also ensure that the best location for the Grampians Peak Trail head is chosen and will address car parking needs associated with the GPT.
The Halls Gap Action Plan also recommended improvements to the Stoney Creek Boardwalk, the Central Park Raised Pedestrian Crossing, the Gateway Enhancement project and improvements to School Road.
Visitor numbers reached a 10-year high this year. Expenditure in the region more than doubled from last year, with overnight tourists spending $270 million – up 58.8 per cent from $170 million in 2016