$2.8 million project for 54 new camping sites for tents and caravans
One group site can accommodate six tents
Funded by Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program
A total of 60 new tent and caravan sites have opened at Potters Gorge in Wellington National Park, near Collie, as part of a $2.8 million upgrade in time for the school holidays.
Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the improved camping facilities were an important boost because the national park was increasing in popularity with more people finding it an attractive and convenient destination so close to Perth, Collie and Bunbury.
"Wellington National Park has spectacular scenery and a variety of recreational activities," Mr Jacob said.
"To make this area even more of a must-visit destination, a new mountain bike pump track has been constructed in the campground area, which adds to the many other activities on offer, including fishing, swimming, canoeing, scenic driving and bushwalking.
"This is yet another example of the innovative and forward-thinking way, this Government is developing nature-based tourism to encourage people to get outdoors and appreciate Western Australia's natural environment."
Each new camp site has its own fire ring and picnic table. There are also new toilets and camp kitchens, new roads and paths and improvements to the day use area.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the Royalties for Regions investment into improving facilities in national parks was helping boost visitors to regional WA.
"We are making it easier than ever to explore and enjoy Western Australia, with improvements to campgrounds providing more sites and better facilities for holiday-makers," Mr Redman said.
"I am pleased we have completed another fantastic Royalties for Regions-funded project, which is helping to grow local economies and attract people to our wonderful and diverse regions."
Under the $21.05 million Parks for People Caravan and Camping initiative, the Liberal National Government has built 400 new camp sites across WA and is on track to deliver at least 450.
Environment Minister's office - 6552 5800
Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700