- Tuesday, 08 May 2012 12:26
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South Gippsland Shire minister for planning, Matthew Guy has approved the rezoning of land for a proposed international standard eco-friendly accommodation retreat at the Prom Gate.
The proposed nature retreat will minimise the tourist footprint by housing all the infrastructure and accommodation just south of Yanakie, just 450m from the entrance to the national park.
With so many excellent nature based activities, there was a real need for an eco-friendly resort within easy access to the Prom. Improvements to the land, already completed, include the planting of 150,000 trees for shelter from the wind and the construction of three large water storages - the resort will design it's own water catchment and recycling system. Solar power may also be utilised to conserve energy and feed into the grid.
Tom Tootell, the landowner, has been promoting the creation of the retreat for eight years and is eager to meet developers and investors who are interested in a sustainable, eco-friendly development.