$ 850,000 Upgrade for Popular Depot Beach Campground in Murramarang National Park
The Depot Beach Campground facilities in Murramarang National Park are about to undergo an $ 850,000 upgrade to better meet the needs of families and improve access for visitors.
Kane Weeks, South Coast Director of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), said the popular campground’s facilities have served visitors well for over 30 years, but it’s time for a much-needed modernization .
“We listened to visitors’ comments calling for improvements to the old equipment building, we integrated everything and finalized the plans for the new facilities,” Weeks said.
“Construction is slated to begin this month on a new eco-friendly building with indoor and outdoor showers, laundry facilities and a dishwasher.
“The brand new amenities building will include an accessible bathroom, family and baby facilities, solar hot water, low voltage lighting, off-grid solar power and water reuse. rain.
“With up to 200 visitors able to camp at anytime at this beachside campground, these new facilities will provide a more comfortable experience for visitors, improve wheelchair access, and better serve families in an energy-efficient and respectful manner. of the environment. “said Mr. Weeks.
The ever popular campground is nestled in the remaining temperate coastal rainforest and faces spectacular Depot Beach, the coast of Murramarang National Park and Batemans Marine Park.
The new amenities building is expected to be completed by November 2021, weather permitting.
The Depot Beach Campground will remain closed during construction in the interest of public safety.
During construction, visitors can still stay in cabins at Depot Beach or at Pretty Beach or Pebbly Beach campgrounds which are currently open in accordance with COVID safety guidelines.
However, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in NSW, all visitors to national parks should check out the latest news and updates from the NSW government on COVID-19 for advice on required security measures.
Visitors should also check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information before visiting a park or making accommodation or camping reservations.
The upgrades are part of the largest visitor infrastructure investment in NSW National Parks history, with the NSW government investing $ 257 million to roll out 170 projects in the domain of national parks.