Enjoying the spectacular natural environment at Glenrock State Conservation Area will soon be easier, following the approval of a $1.8 million program to improve access and facilities.
NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean said the funding boost for the area was aimed at delivering high quality walking tracks and visitor facilities.
“Glenrock is home to the last surviving pocket of coastal rainforest in the region and boasts some truly majestic coastal lookouts and beaches,” Mr Kean said.
“We want to make it easier for locals and visitors to be able to enjoy these natural wonders.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack welcomed the significant investment in Glenrock, which is in the top 15 most visited national parks in NSW.
“I’m thrilled that the NSW Government has delivered on its promise to improve accessibility and enhance the overall visitor experience at one of the Hunter region’s most well-loved national parks,” Ms Cusack said.
The first stage of the program included $400,000 upgrades to the Hickson Street walking track and gliding pad precinct.
Completed in May 2020, these upgrades improved access to Burwood Beach and addressed safety concerns for hang gliding and paragliding pilots.
An additional $1.4 million has now been committed for projects including strategic walking track upgrades, which will include improvements to the popular Yuelarbah and Leggy Loop walking tracks, as well as upgrades to the Dudley Beach and Yuelarbah car park precincts.
The overall investment will improve access and facilities for visitors to Glenrock State Conservation Area with restricted mobility.
The projects are due for completion by 2022.