New South Wales

NSW National Parks and walking tracks to receive facelift

Upgrades to iconic walking tracks and national parks across NSW will improve visitor safety, amenities, education and research.

The NSW Government will invest $1.9 billion to upgrade national parks, walking trails, public parklands and gardens.

More than $50 million will be spent to upgrade iconic national park walking tracks in Sydney, Port Stephens, Tweed-Byron, the South Coast and on the Macleay Valley Coast.

In Sydney, the Harbour Scenic Walk between Georges Heights and Middle Head, the Royal National Park’s Great Southern Nature Walk and the Coast track will be improved or extended.

The funding will also protect threatened species and preserve wildlife habitats.

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding will ensure NSW National Parks continue to grow and are accessible to everyone.

“Our national parks are among the real treasures of NSW, getting outdoors and enjoying them is a great way to spend time with your family and friends, and a good way to burn some energy off your kids,” Mr Perrottet said.

NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said it’s vital to protect and conserve the state’s environment and heritage assets.

“Our goal is to grow the NSW National Park estate and preserve our heritage, including our rich Aboriginal history,” Ms Upton said.

Source: NSW Government