More visitors are set to enjoy Seymour’s iconic Australian Light Horse Memorial Park, with a major upgrade of the historical attraction now complete, thanks to support from the Allan Labor Government.
Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced works at the local landmark are now complete, made possible by the Allan Labor Government’s $405,000 investment.
The upgraded Park now features new walking trails, picnic shelters, park furniture and educational signs to make sure more visitors can extend their stay and learn about the Park’s rich history.
With important upgrades to car parking, roads and access into and around the Park now complete, it’s easier than ever for families and friends to explore this historic attraction.
Formerly known as Seymour Camp, the Park’s significant military history will continue to be remembered for years to come. From a light horse training ground pre-Federation to a base camp in the Second World War, thousands of Australian diggers having trained and rested on the Park’s lands.
The Park spans 150 hectares of idyllic countryside east of Seymour’s town centre, with Anzac Hill, the Park’s highest point, offering 360-degree views of the ranges and surrounding countryside. The Australian Light Horse Memorial Park is a popular spot for daytrippers enjoying the 90-minute drive from Melbourne.
Investment in regional tourism infrastructure projects from the Government is helping attract more visitors to Victoria’s regions, creating more jobs and building a strong regional economy.
To learn more about Victoria’s tourism industry, visit tourism.vic.gov.au.
Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“The Light Horse Memorial Park is a valued community asset and with these upgrades it can now be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.”
“The beautiful scenery and historical significance of the Light Horse Memorial Park make it another great destination to include on a visit to Seymour and surrounds.”