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This will be matched by $10000 from the Borbidge Fund and will finance the detailed planning of the proposed Visitor Centre.
It was presented to the MECM on 7 June by local member Terry Mulder MLC.
This came from the Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan MLA.
Mount Elephant is a perfect breached scoria cone that last erupted somewhere between 5,000 and 20,000 years ago. It dominates the 3rd largest Volcanic Basalt Plain on Earth and can be seen for 60 kilometres in all directions.
The Mount is located 1 kilometre west of the township of Derrinallum, on the Hamilton Highway an easy one-hour drive from major regional centres such as Geelong, Ballarat, Warrnambool and Hamilton. It is also a comfortable two-hour drive from Melbourne.
Visit us Open days In 2014 we will be open every Sunday from 1 till 4pm. (Except days of Total Fire Ban)
At any other time you can collect a key from Geoff at "Urquhart Motors" service station Ph:55976570
Groups such as schools can make an appointment for other more suitable times.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Please note that for your safety we will not be open on days of total fire ban.
Please also note the safety precautions listed in "visit us"
A more complete list is in the Risk management Plan.
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And finally, a thanks to our sponsors............... Corangamite CMA, Fed Govt "Caring for our Country" fund, State Dept of Rural and Regional Development "Putting Locals First" Program, DSE "Communities for Nature" fund, Trust for Nature, Corangamite Shire, Jack and Millie Borbidge fund, Sue Hickey Foundation, generous local public, volunteers, visiting public, and the list goes on...............