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Mornington Peninsula hot springs to be exploited for wellness tourism

Mornington Peninsula hot springs to be exploited for wellness tourism
October 20, 2016

Victoria's Mornington Peninsula could become a popular wellness tourism destination with hot spring water found deep in the earth’s crust set to be exploited as mineral and spa pools.

An aquifer discovered around 1,000 metres below the Peninsula has 4,000 megalitres of hot water  that could be sustainably drawn from below the surface each year.

Southern Rural Water – the company responsible for local management of water services at Mornington Peninsula – is planning to hold an auction in 2017 for use of the water, offering the opportunity for developers to obtain a licence and create a market for thermal waters.

The auctions are only open to businesses that meet pre-approval requirements, including that they have a property in the area designated for the sale of licences, according to the company.

The peninsula currently offers one thermal pool using hot water from the aquifer – the Peninsula Hot Springs centre at Fingal. Currently a further three applications for new developments that want to make use of the thermal waters, which measures about 46 degrees celsius when it reaches the surface, are being considered.

The existing hot spring on the Peninsula was recently recognised for its exceptional standards, picking up the World Luxury Spa Award in the hot spring category. Peninsula Hot Springs has also recently announced plans to grow its offerings substantially over the next two years, add overnight accommodations and create an official hot springs region near its location in Victoria.

For more information go to www.gwhub.srw.com.au

Image: The Gully Pools at Peninsula Hot Springs.

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7th November 2014 - VICTORIAN GOVERMENT MOVES AHEAD WITH HOT SPRINGS RESORT DEVELOPMENT IN PORT NEPEAN NATIONAL PARK

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