In terms of Western Australia’s most spectacular natural attractions, Karijini National Park is up there with the best of ’em.
A fact that makes its ongoing maintenance and protection all the more important, making welcome news the commencement of road and lookout upgrades, to the tune of $16 million.
As part of the upgrades, a new lookout will be built at Knox Gorge, while 41 kilometres of road will be sealed between Weano Gorge, Karijini Eco Retreat and Dales Gorge.
The roadworks will commence next month and go on through the low visitors season, while construction on the Knox Gorge lookout will commence during 2024, with the park to remain open during the project.
“With its majestic red cliffs and cascading waterfalls, there is no place quite like Karijini National Park,” said Environment Minister Reece Whitby.
“Sealing key access roads within Karijini National Park will provide a smoother journey for park visitors, enabling cars and coaches to travel safely to and from the most popular gorge sites.”
“These important upgrades represent an exciting future for our beloved Karijini National Park and Pilbara region,” added Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel.
“This $16 million dollar transformation will improve tourism in the park as well as creating a safer environment and conditions for travellers in years to come.”
For more information about the park go to exploreparks.dbca.wa.gov.au.
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