Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Minister for Health; Mental Health

    Tender open for Maidens Reserve upgrades in Bunbury

    29/10/2021 12:05 PM
    • Construction works in Kalgulup Regional Park
    • Tender now open for scenic lookout development
    • Part of the McGowan Government's Plan for Our Parks

    Construction tenders are now open for redevelopment works at Maidens Reserve in Kalgulup Regional Park.


    The proposed redevelopment at Maidens Reserve will provide for a wheelchair accessible sealed pathway through Tuart Forest, leading to a lookout where visitors can enjoy panoramic views over Bunbury.


    The proposed lookouts will be a major focal point in the regional park for locals and visitors, and will include shade, seating and interpretive signage on an upper and lower lookout.


    These works form part of the McGowan Government's commitment of $10.5 million over four years for the creation and management of Kalgulup Regional Park in Bunbury.


    The redevelopment is supported by a recent upgrade of the nearby parking area along Ocean Drive by the City of Bunbury, which has increased parking capacity.


    Establishment of the Kalgulup Regional Park is part of the McGowan Government's ground-breaking Plan for Our Parks initiative, which aims to create five million hectares of new parks and conservation reserves over five years.


    The 3,100-hectare park, named Kalgulup, meaning 'place of fire' or 'place of burning campfires', is a stronghold for biodiversity and a culturally significant area to the Noongar people.


    The construction tender is open now and more information can be found at https://www.tenders.wa.gov.au/watenders/index.do


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:


    "The McGowan Government values nature-based recreation, and these new upgrades will provide even more opportunities for visitors and locals to enjoy the outdoors in Bunbury.


    "These proposed redevelopments are part of the State Government's commitment to maintain and improve the environmental, recreational, social and cultural values for the residents of Bunbury and surrounds.


    "I am looking forward to seeing the next steps of this project come to life."


    Minister's office - 6552 5900