New Developments Planned for Victoria's Great Ocean Road

Here's some good news for Australia: is reporting that plans are in the works to boost tourism facilities along Victoria's southern coastline, known as the Great Ocean Road. The infrastructure is expected to accommodate more than 10 million visitors a year by 2030.

The report, funded by industry and state and federal governments, calls for an additional 3440 guest rooms in the Great Ocean Road region over the next 20 years.

Under a high growth visitor estimate, up to four new "large resorts," five new backpacker hostels, five new caravan or tourist parks, up to a dozen new hotels, 50 bed and breakfasts and 90 farm-stay accommodation options would be required, the report states.

Priority projects around the Great Ocean Road include a $100 million Port Campbell Precinct and Loch Ard Interpretive Centre and a $35 million Great Ocean Road tourist resort near Port Campbell.