12 Apostles Precinct Masterplan
The Twelve Apostles Precinct is part of the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan - a comprehensive program to protect the fragile coastline between Princetown and the Bay of Islands, improve opportunities for visitors and strengthen the local economy and employment opportunities through sustainable tourism. The master plan covers how public land is managed and aims to provide confidence for business investment along the Shipwreck Coast and its hinterland, including the delivery of a Visitor Experience Centre, which will become the main entry point and gateway for those visiting the Twelve Apostles. The Twelve Apostles Precinct will also become a centre point for the dispersion of visitation throughout the Shipwreck Coast.
Sibling Architecture is part of the design consortium, led by Grimshaw Architects, to progress the Twelve Apostles Precinct Master Plan and identify a site for a new Visitor Experience Centre together with other commercial opportunities along the Great Ocean Road. Targeted stakeholder engagement sessions led by the consortium were undertaken in late 2019 to inform the siting, design and delivery options for the Twelve Apostles Precinct and associated infrastructure. The Twelve Apostles Precinct Master Plan and its concepts was completed in late 2019 and stakeholder consultation is ongoing.
The Shipwreck Coast Master Plan is being delivered through a partnership approach with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in collaboration with Parks Victoria.