Amenities at Depot Beach Campground in Murramarang National Park are about to undergo an $850,000 environmentally sustainable upgrade to better cater to families and improve access for visitors.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) South Coast Director, Kane Weeks advised that the facilities at the popular campsite had been serving visitors well for more than 30 years but it was time for some much needed modernisation.
Weeks noted “we’ve listened to the feedback from visitors calling for upgrades to the old amenities building, taken it all on board and have finalised plans for the new facilities.
“Construction is expected to begin this month on a new environmentally sustainable building with indoor and outdoor showers, a laundry and dishwashing facilities.
“The brand-new amenities building will feature an accessible bathroom, family and baby change facilities, solar hot water, low voltage lighting, off-grid solar power and rainwater reuse.
“With up to 200 visitors able to camp at this beach-side campground at any one time, these new facilities will provide a more comfortable experience for visitors, improve wheelchair access and better cater for families in an energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly way.”
The ever-popular campground is nestled within remnant temperate littoral rainforest and faces the spectacular Depot Beach, Murramarang National Park coastline and Batemans Marine Park.
The new amenities building is expected to be completed by November 2021, weather permitting.
Depot Beach campground will remain closed during construction in the interests of public safety.
During construction visitors can still stay at the cabins at Depot Beach or at the Pretty Beach or Pebbly Beach campgrounds that are currently open in line with COVIDSafe guidelines.
However, due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, all visitors to national parks should consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures.
Visitors must also check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information before visiting a park or making an accommodation or camping booking.
The upgrades are part of the biggest visitor infrastructure investment in the history of NSW national parks, with the NSW Government investing $257 million to roll out 170 projects across the national parks’ estate.
Images courtesy www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/
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