“Everything’s coming up Albany week” has continued with news that significant upgrades Torndirrup National Park are set to commence later this year.
Part of the WA Government’s ‘Torndirrup National Park improvement project’, $3.3 million has been allocated to accommodate increased visitation at popular tourist spots The Gap and Natural Bridge.
It comes under phase two of the project, and will involve:
- Increase parking for up up to 60 vehicles
- Road improvement for “smoother, safer access between sites”
- Toilets installed at The Gap picnic area
Torndirrup National Park records around 430,000 visitors per year, said Environment Minister Reece Whitby, highlighting the importance of maintaining a quality experience for that growing number.
“These works are designed to provide an unforgettable experience for those visitors, who in turn will give back to the local economy, and create employment opportunities for Western Australians and local businesses.”
“These new facilities will make the tourism experience easier, more family friendly, create local jobs, and boost small business,” added Albany MLA Rebecca Stephens.
“Albany has some of the best natural Western Australia attractions on its doorstep and these upgrades will benefit both tourists and locals when visiting ‘The Gap’.”
Construction of the bays and access road is scheduled to commence in July to minimise the impact of the works on visitors and local operators.
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