Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Former Minister for Environment; Heritage

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    New campground opens at Dryandra Woodland

    29/06/2016 8:05 AM
     
    • Part of Liberal National Government commitment to create 450 new campsites
    • $21.05 million Parks for People Caravan and Camping initiative made possible by Royalties for Regions 

    One of Western Australia's best locations for viewing wildlife is now available to campers with the opening of the Gnaala Mia campground in Dryandra Woodland near Williams.

     

    Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the new $600,000 campground was part of the Liberal National Government's four-year, $21.05 million investment in Parks for People under the Caravan and Camping Action Plan 2013-2018.

     

    "Dryandra Woodland is one of the few places in this State where visitors can see endangered species such as numbats, woylies and tammar wallabies in the wild, as well as more than 100 bird species and 50 reptile species," Mr Jacob said.

     

    "Now, people will be able to truly immerse themselves in this nature's paradise by camping at one of the 35 campsites, which come with a camp kitchen, new toilets, and a fireplace and table for each site.

     

    "A new walk trail originating from the campground adds to the network of walking, cycling and driving trails in the woodland.  It's also close to the popular Barna Mia sanctuary where visitors can see threatened animals up-close at night.

     

    "This campground is the latest to be rolled out as part of our commitment to provide 450 additional campsites on Parks and Wildlife-managed land over four years by 2016-17, and we are well on track to meet that target, with more than 340 sites completed so far."

     

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said there were increasing opportunities for West Australians and visitors to experience affordable caravan and camping holidays throughout the State.

     

    "New and improved camping facilities create positive visitor experiences and contribute to the economic sustainability and vibrancy of our regional communities," Mr Redman said.

     

    "The development of recreational opportunities for locals and visitors alike is an important area of investment for Royalties for Regions because it helps to create commercial community partnerships and boosts local economic development."

     

    Fact File

    • Gnaala Mia is the Noongar expression for 'our home'
    • Dryandra Woodland had almost 60,000 visits in 2014-15, up from 31,500 in 2013-14
    • For more information, visit http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au  

    Environment Minister's office - 6552 5800

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700

     

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