With the town of Collie slowly transitioning away from its history as a big ole mining town south of Perth, the improvement of their tourism offerings continues to ramp up.
And this week the WA Government announced the completion of one of its keystone projects, the aquatic playground that is Lake Kepwari.
Costing almost $6 million and constructed over an old mine site, Lake Kepwari’s total number of campsites has grown from 21 to 53 altogether, with two designated campgrounds being named after key Collie community members.
The David Ugle campground has 32 sites on the northern edge of the lake, while the campground to the east has been renamed Mick Murray campground, in recognition of the former Local Member’s dedication to the Collie community.
“It’s exciting to see that the transformation at Lake Kepwari is now complete. These new and improved facilities will be a major drawcard for both locals and tourists,” said Environment Minister Reece Whitby.
“It’s great to be able to recognise David Ugle and Mick Murray on their tireless work for the Collie community and Lake Kepwari’s development.”
Along with the campground upgrades, visitors will also new picnic areas, improved pathway access, barbecue shelters and toilet facilities for the aquatic recreation hub, which saw over 50,000 visitors last year engaging in boating, swimming and water-skiing activities.
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