Caught in the tension between rich history and future prosperity, Walhalla is a ‘living town’ set in beautiful historical surroundings that risks becoming a museum piece.
Located within Baw Baw Shire two hours East of Melbourne, the mining town of Walhalla has under thirty permanent residents but welcomes close to 130,000 visitors annually (pre-COVID). Walhalla has 75 places listed on the Victorian Heritage Database. Its heritage importance cannot be overstated.
The town requires a Master Plan to ensure cohesive, achievable, and best-practice development outcomes to meet tourism aspirations that take into account its historical heart.