Advantage Sea Lake

Publish Date: 1 October 2021

It was an exciting day in Sea Lake on Thursday 30 September, with the official opening of the new Visitor Information Hub as well as the sod-turning Ceremony at the new Sea Lake Housing Development site.

The former Sea Lake Shire Office has been completely transformed and is now open as an independently operated Visitor Information Hub. The facility includes a central tourism hub, indigenous art gallery and is a one-stop-shop for a variety of beautiful locally made goods as well as information on Sea Lake and surrounds.

The project, which was funded by the State Governments Crisis Committee of Cabinet - Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, was officially opened today by The Hon. Mary-Anne Thomas, Minister for Regional Development alongside Mayor Daryl Warren and the hub Operator Julie Pringle.

When speaking about this project, Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas stated that “this project will boost visitation to Sea Lake while creating more jobs – ensuring Victoria continues to have our nation’s most vibrant, sustainable and successful regional economies.”

Julie Pringle, the operator of the Information Hub said that “the centre has a strong focus on the region and it’s a great asset for the Shire to have” she went on to say that she’s “really proud of the Information Hub” and that “it’s a beautiful collaboration of people in the community.”

The Visitor Information Hub is open 7 days a week from 10am until 4pm.


Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas and Ali Cupper MP also visited Sea Lake to mark the start of works on a new housing development, supported by $300,000 from the Victorian Government’s Regional Recovery Fund.

The Sea Lake Housing Development project will develop the town’s former primary school site at 110 Sutcliff Street, into up to eight residential blocks that will be sold to the private sector for housing.  

The Hon. Mary-Anne Thomas said that she “understands that housing related workforce shortages are a real issue in our regional towns right now – that’s why we’re investing in projects to address these issues and support regional businesses across the state.”

Mayor Cr Daryl Warren shared this view, stating that “suitable housing stock is a key issue for Buloke Shire residents and council heard this loud and clear in working with the community to devise our Council Plan.”

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