Two new walk ways have been announced for the 2011/12 State Budget in the Yellagonga Regional Park, Bill Marmion, Minister for Environment; Water announced today.
From Ministerial Media Statements:
The State Government will spend $1million during the next two years to improve access and walkways in key regional parks and Bush Forever sites across Perth.
Environment Minister Bill Marmion said the program would improve public access to one of Australia’s best networks of bush reserves in an urban environment and support the Government’s ‘Rediscover parks’ initiative.“In particular, the program will provide improved access for park visitors, enabling people to discover areas that were not easily accessible before,” Mr Marmion said.
“According to Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) figures, the number of people visiting these areas has increased from about 1.4 million in 2005 to more than 1.7 million today. The improvements to walkways and other access routes will enable increased visits without adversely impacting on the natural area. They will also help provide access to some areas for people with disabilities as well as improve access for fire crews.”
This year’s program includes a 1.5km walk from Woodvale Drive to Perry’s Paddock and a 1.7km walk along the east side of Walluburnup Swamp in Yellagonga Regional Park. A two kilometre walk from the top of Lesmurdie Falls to its base is due for upgrade in Mundy Regional Park, and works will start on a walk path from Palm Terrace to the foot of the falls.
A 1.4km dual path in the Matilda Bay Reserve and Pelican Point Nature Reserve are also set for upgrade.
The Minister said DEC will spend $545,000 this year on a range of works in regional parks, including heritage protection of Perry’s Cottage in Yellagonga Regional Park and upgrades at Nyyerbup Circle in Woodman Point Regional Park.
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 May 2012 15:59