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Coast track reopened to public

Member for The Entrance, David Mehan, has welcomed the completion of a $200,000 upgrade to The Coast walking track in Wyrrabalong National Park at Bateau Bay.

David Mehan, Member for The Entrance and residents at Wyrrabalong NP Coast Track site.

22 July 2021

 

THE Coast Track between Bateau Bay Beach and Crackneck Lookout has now reopened to visitors.

 

Residents and Mr Mehan had called for the track to be upgraded last year as an alternative to National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) plan to erect a boundary fence around Wyrrabalong National Park, at Reserve Drive, Bateau Bay.

 

The fencing proposal had been made by NPWS in good faith to address concerns about informal tracks and vegetation damage. It was overturned after community protest and representations by Mr Mehan to the Minister of the Environment.

 

Mr Mehan said, “I’m pleased to see work completed on the track upgrade and I want to commend the way NPWS have involved the community in the project.”

 

The works included repair and resurfacing of 1.2km of track, a new timber boardwalk and erosion and bicycle control structures.  Some further minor works will be completed over the coming month.

 

The improvements will keep walkers safer and make Wyrrabalong National Park more accessible.

 

“I will continue to work with the community to both protect the Park and improve

access to this local treasure,” said Mr Mehan.

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