OV Encourages Investment in the Regional Outdoor Economy

Strategic investment in outdoor infrastructure and events, as well as ecosystem health, is a powerful driver of prosperity and wellbeing for regional Victoria.

Why is it important?

Well-managed natural areas are the essential foundation for a flourishing outdoor industry, which is a major contributor to jobs and prosperity for many regional Victorian communities.

Outdoor activities are an important contributor to wellbeing in regional Victoria, with flow-on economic benefits for other sectors such as agriculture, disaster mitigation, land management, health care and education.

Natural areas contribute to the social character of regional communities, and to the physical and mental health of their residents.

Development of outdoor activities are therefore a crucial way of diversifying and strengthening the economic base of regional Victoria, which depends upon a healthy natural asset base, and well-maintained access infrastructure and facilities.