Fitzgerald River National Park Improvement

Hopetoun to Hamersley Inlet

 

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:

  • Sealing 16 km of existing roads from Culham Inlet to Hamersley Inlet;
  • Improving road access and facilities of existing roads and car parks from Bremer Bay to Point Ann;
  • Redeveloping associated spur roads, car-parks, day use areas and camping facilities;
  • Enhancing signage and interpretive information;
  • Developing a coastal walk trail linking Hamersley Inlet to Point Ann; and

The project was managed by Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) and Main Roads Western Australia.

 

Benefits 

  • Providing business and jobs in the Hopetoun/Ravensthorpe and surrounding communities by investing in tourism infrastructure;
  • Better visitor and environmental management provided by upgraded recreational sites;
  • Protecting the economic sustainability of the region through the responsible management of tourism in a world class national park.

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Environmental Considerations

The following measures have been put in place to ensure that project is undertaken with strict environmental care to protect the parks values:

  • Flora, fauna, dieback and heritage surveys are being completed for all proposed upgrades;
  • Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) are being compiled based on surveys;
  • Continual reviews will be conducted of the EMPs by Main Roads and DEC Environmental Officers;
  • Rehabilitation plans have been completed to describe vegetation management; and a
  • Dieback Management Plan for the park is in progress.

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:

Associated Correspondence: 

 

Publications

 

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Modified: 23 Feb 2018