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$3.2m to redevelop Serpentine National Park visitor precinct

Posted on February 22, 2021
  • Re-elected McGowan Government to redevelop Serpentine National Park visitor precinct
  • Upgrades to picnic facilities and walking trail to increase tourism to the area
  • Redevelopment part of a $217 million package to support WA tourism  businesses and local jobs

A re-elected McGowan Government will give the Serpentine National Park visitor precinct a $3.2 million facelift as part of a $217 million state-wide tourism package.

The upgrades will include a contemporary redevelopment of the visitor precinct picnic facilities and walking trail to improve visitor flow and facilitate a higher level of visitation by groups, individuals and trail users.

This election commitment is part of a $217 million package to support and grow tourism in WA to ensure the sector can recover from the pandemic stronger than ever.

The comprehensive tourism package would provide funding certainty and new tourism offerings to help grow domestic tourism and prepare WA for international tourism opportunities, when possible in a COVID safe environment.

This package builds on the McGowan Government’s investment of more than $150 million in tourism through the WA Recovery and Jobs Plan.

For more information, visit: www.markmcgowan.com.au.

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

“If re-elected, my Government will invest $217 million to gear up the tourism industry so the sector can recover from the pandemic stronger than ever.

“This major investment will create more than 460 local jobs throughout construction and many more ongoing local tourism jobs by enhancing Western Australia’s greatest assets – our world-class natural attractions.

“It will also provide funding certainty to enable the industry to capitalise on domestic tourism opportunities and prepare for international tourism opportunities, when possible in a COVID safe environment.”

Comments attributed to WA Labor candidate for Darling Range Hugh Jones:

“Serpentine National Park is a much loved attraction by the local community and tourists, and at peak times can become very busy.

“A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will provide a $3.2 million upgrade to the visitor precinct to ensure the facilities can better cope with the popularity of this majestic natural attraction.”