The Point Nepean Quarantine Station, is located at Point Nepean on the tip of the Mornington Peninsula. The site has played an important role in Victorias history and is registered on the National Heritage List.
In 2007, Tract Consultants were commissioned by the Point Nepean Community Trust to prepare a Master Plan for the site to create an education and learning centre, to celebrate it’s heritage values, and to open the site to the community in the form of an integrated National Park.
The 90 hectare site was planned to be a focal point of indigenous and European settlement, with education and learning as the key visitor experience.
The Master Plan envisaged a heritage museum precinct, a new visitor’s centre for the entire Point Nepean National Park, a marine research and display centre, and a National Centre for Coasts and Climate which will become one of Australia’s most significant marine and climate change research and training centres.
With Ecologically Sustainable Development at its core, the aim of the Master Plan was to deliver a sustainable mix of education, research, recreation and community use, in keeping with the site’s cultural and heritage values. Tract worked with a variety of consultants to ensure the preservation and interpretation of the natural and cultural heritage values of the site, and to develop an innovative sustainable vision for its future.
In June 2009 the site was transferred by the Federal Government to the State Government. The former Point Nepean Quarantine Station was opened to the community as part of Point Nepean National Park in December 2009.
Tract Planning have since been engaged by Parks Victoria to produce a Masterplan to guide the evolution of the whole of Point Nepean National Park (click here
to find out more).