Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…read more
Parks for People funding boosts Western Australia’s national parks
Tourism and camping in the south-west of Western Australia will benefit from $3.5million in funding for the redevelopment of popular campgrounds at Logue Brook Dam, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and Black Point campground near Pemberton.
The upgrades, made possible by the Western Government’s Royalties for Regions program, are among six projects that will benefit from $21.05 million under the Parks for People initiative.
At Logue Brook Dam, $1.28 million is being invested to build on works already under way and deliver at least 110 new camp sites for 300 campers by mid-2015. The new campground will also include gas barbecue shelters, six toilet blocks and 3.4 kilometres of internal roads. Water skiers will also see improvements to facilities including the boat ramp, trailer parking and toilets.
At Conto campground in Leeuwin-Naturalise National Park, $650,000 is being invested. By mid-2015 this will result in at least 30 new camp sites for 80 campers, a camp kitchen and toilets. Trails and roads will also be improved at the popular caving and fishing destination.
A $250,000 expansion of the popular Black Point campground in D’Entrecasteaux National Park will create around 17 additional camp sites and improved facilities including new toilets, lookouts, shelters, walk trails and managed vehicle access to protect the fragile coastline.
Western Australian Environment Minister Albert Jacob explained “the State Government wants people to get out and enjoy the State’s spectacular national parks and Parks for People will provide West Australians and tourists with more low-cost, high-quality holiday options.”
Tourism Council Western Australia Chief Executive Evan Hall has welcomed the extensive upgrades, stating “last year Western Australia attracted over 1.8 million holiday tourists into our National Parks across regional Western Australia, but we can significantly increase this with new upgrades and developments.
“These facilities will enable WA to attract new visitors without impacting on the environmental values of our precious parks.
“National Parks and camping grounds are a great way to attract new visitors to experience WA’s magnificent regions within a budget.”
This weekend the Western Australian Government has also waived entry fees at 30 parks from Saturday 31st May to Monday 2nd June, with more than 18,000 people expected to take up offer over the WA Day long weekend.
Parks where day entry fees will be waived over WA Day weekend include: Avon Valley, Beedelup, Cape Arid, Cape Le Grand, Cape Range, D’Entrecasteaux, Fitzgerald River, Francois Peron, Gloucester, Greater Beedelup, John Forrest, Kalbarri, Karijini, King Leopold Ranges, Lesueur, Millstream Chichester, Mirima, Mitchell River, Nambung, Porongurup, Purnululu, Serpentine, Shannon, Stirling Range, Stokes, Tunnel Creek, Walyunga, Warren, Windjana Gorge and Yanchep.
Explaining the waiving of fees, Minister Jacob added “we hope free entry weekend will attract families to our magnificent parks and encourage them to use the long weekend to explore and enjoy nature.
“It is also a wonderful opportunity for those people who have never visited our parks to plan a trip and experience our unique and beautiful landscapes.
“There is something to suit every age and activity level, from watching the koalas over a picnic at Yanchep National Park, to paddling the Avon’s white waters in Walyunga National Park in Mundaring, or ‘going bush’ in the wilderness of King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park in the Kimberley.
“Through our Parks for People initiative, over the next four years, we are investing in about 450 new camp and caravan sites, along with new and improved visitor facilities and services, such as roads and lookouts.”
Click here to find out more about Western Australia’s parks.
Click here to find out more about Western Australia’s campgrounds.
11th February 2011 - WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST SHOW CAVE REOPENS
26th November 2010 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ENVIRONMENT MINISTER URGES PEOPLE TO ‘REDISCOVER PARKS’
2nd October 2010 - $20 MILLION BOOST FOR CONSERVATION AND NATURE-BASED TOURISM IN WA
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…read more
INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…read more
Vlocker Pty Ltd has been designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing locker systems worldwide since 1995. Vlocker specialises in providing locker solutions to suit client requirements in…read more
Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…read more
Rhinoplay offers playground equipment in Australia that is safe, durable, and most importantly fun! We specialise in creating unique indoor playgrounds for play centres and outdoor playgrounds for…read more
Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…read more
Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!