The State Government announced the construction of a new $2.5 million campground for the Margaret River region on Monday, aimed at easing increasing congestion at current facilities.
The new facilitywill be located at the historic Jarrahdenesite inBoranup forest and will provide 45 individual camp sites and two group camping settings.
Environment Minister Albert Jacob said there was a clear need for extended camping facilities.
“At peak times,Contoscampground is full so it’s important to meet the demand with more high-quality sites,” Mr Jacob said.
The popularsite was at capacity across the summerwith many expressing disappointment at the lack of available sites.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said DPAW’s Parks for People program would give both locals and visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty of the region.
“Providing essential infrastructure at campgrounds in our regional national parks createsgreater recreational opportunities and encourages more people to get out and experienceregional WA,” Mr Redman said.
Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association chief executivePip Close said the announcement was a bonus for holidaymakers.
“Camping is aversatile holiday option that offers something for everyone,most Australians experienced camping holidays as kids and it allows people to really reconnect which is something a lot of visitors come to Your Margaret River Region to do,” Ms Close said.
“Camping creates affordable opportunities for those seeking a natural environment setting, near to the coastline and we’re excited about today’s announcement and the additional facilities this will bring.”
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