On 6 November 2009 the Premier announced in Ravensthorpe that work was set to start on an upgraded tourist road for the Fitzgerald River National Park.
The State Government committed $20m to the project, with a request for matched funding from the Federal Government, to help deliver this essential project, to improve tourist access from the western and eastern ends to the Fitzgerald River National Park.
The state funded portion of the project included the reconstruction and sealing of existing roads including Hamersley Drive (from Hopetoun to Hamersley Inlet).
Construction along the route from Hopetoun to Hamersley Inlet and all end point facilities was completed in April 2013,
Upon completion, the upgrade of Hamersley Drive and improved related facilities has significantly increased the safety and serviceability of the existing roads.
The improved access to the Fitzgerald River National Park for DEC staff, the general public and emergency services will:
The section of Hamersley Drive that was upgraded as a part of this project lies between the Hamersley Inlet access road and the entrance to the National Park, for a length of approximately 10 km. The upgrade included;
These improvements also extended to the various spurs within this section of Hamersley Drive including;
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