Mount Zero Project set to transform the Grampians

Published: 29 March 2023

People at a resortA new luxury resort is one step closer to transforming the Grampians region, thanks to an $8.5 million investment from Victorian Government’s Regional Tourism Investment Fund.

Planning applications for stage one of the Mount Zero Resort Project have now been approved by Horsham Rural City Council.

The $26.2 million Mount Zero Resort project will feature 40 luxury accommodation villas, a restaurant and a cafĂ©. The site will be a perfect base for visitors to walk the Grampians Peaks Trail or unwind in one of Victoria’s beautiful and unique landscapes.

Situated at the northern edge of the Grampians National Park, the Mount Zero Resort is expected to deliver $43.6 million in economic benefits in the construction phase alone. It also aims to provide 17,520 additional overnight stays in the Grampians annually, which will attract more visitors to this magnificent region.

The project will also deliver a spa and wellness facility, plunge pools, a function centre and landscaped gardens.

Planning application approvals for the project involved thorough consultations with relevant agencies and independent consultants, alongside the Victorian Government.

The Mount Zero Resort strongly aligns with increasing access to nature-based tourism, which is a key pillar in the Victorian Government’s Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan. The resort was also named in the Grampians Tourism Investment Prospectus as a major opportunity to attract investment into the region.

Construction of the first stage of the project is expected to commence in 2023 and is expected to be open to the public in 2024, generating up to 29 construction jobs and 55 ongoing jobs once complete.

Tourism is a major industry in the Grampians, with the region receiving 1.9 million visitors in 2022, who spent $524 million.

The Regional Tourism Investment Fund is helping entice more visitors to Victoria’s regions, driving private investment and accelerating the recovery of the tourism sector.