The Fitzgerald River National Park Improvement is a State and Federal Government funded project to enhance tourist access and facilities in the park and assist economic and social development in local communities. The State and federal government have committed a total of $40 m to the project to deliver these outcomes:
The project is being managed by Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) and Main Roads Western Australia.
Construction work of the Hamersley Inlet Road with its two car parks (for the new Campground and Day use area on Shire managed land), is scheduled to commence Monday 12 November and take approximately 12-16 weeks - landscape works will follow shortly after.
Work began on the completion of the Barrens Lookout on 15 October. Tenders will soon close for landscape works on East Mylies and West Beach with construction scheduled to begin mid to late December.
Work has also commenced on the construction of the western walk trail with the eastern trail scheduled to begin in the summer.
The key benefits of the project include:
The following measures have been put in place to ensure that project is undertaken with strict environmental care to protect the parks values:
EXTRACTION OF ROAD BUILDING MATERIALS FROM LOT 6382, STEEREDALE ROAD, HOPETOUN, FOR THE FITZGERALD RIVER NATIONAL PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT – EPBC 2010/5684
In accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - Section 95A, Main Roads Western Australia gives notice of the following documents:
We thank you for your interest in this process. If you have any further queries, please contact GSR’s Senior Project Manager on phone: (08) 9892 0521.
All road works, except Hamersley Inlet Road are complete. Emphasis will now shift to the construction of the remaining recreation sites and the new eastern and western coastal walk trails.
Visit the Great Southern Roadworks and Road Conditions page for further information about road works happening in the area.
All approvals, including heritage and environmental approvals have been received for the construction of the road, carparks and Campground and Day use area.
Road and car park construction work is scheduled to commence on Monday 12 November and is expected to take 12 weeks to complete. Hamersley Inlet Road (including the Hamersley Beach track) and the adjoining sections of Hamersley Drive will be closed for most of this time.
Work to apply second coat seals is scheduled to commence late 2012 to early 2013. The following roads will be affected and may be closed for a short amount of time:
Various finishing and landscaping works are scheduled to commence soon on several recreation sites.
For further information regarding these works download the Project Update October 2012.
Work to construct the trail commenced September 2012 and is expected to continue until the end of November with follow up work required for signage, steps and light infrastructure in January and February.
Visitors are asked to avoid the area whilst remaining construction works are undertaken and the DEC is likely to temporarily restrict access to the 4WD track that comes off Point Charles Bay Beach.
Work to construct to trail is scheduled to commence in the summer of 2012/13 is expected to be completed in the autumn/winter of 2013.
Visitors are asked to avoid the area whilst construction works are undertaken and the DEC is likely to temporarily close some tracks during this time.
For more information about the Fitzgerald River National Park Improvement Project please visit Department of Environment Regulation website.
Patrick WeadonProject CoordinatorDepartment of Environment and Conservation (DEC)Albany (08) 9842 4500
Alternatively you may write to:
Fitzgerald River National Park Improvement Project Main Roads WAPO Box 503Albany WA 6330
Susie ChapmanMain Roads - Community Engagement Manager Ph: (08) 9892 0557Email: email@example.com