Parks Australia is calling for tenders for a major upgrade of Murrays Beach Boardwalk in Booderee National Park.
The existing timber boardwalk will be replaced and upgraded to improve access and safety for visitors to Murrays Beach, boat ramp and jetty.
Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said the upgrade is part of the Australian Government’s $233 million investment to upgrade infrastructure in Commonwealth national parks.
“The boardwalk is a key piece of infrastructure located in one of the park’s most popular locations,” Minister Ley said.
“Beach goers, bird watchers, fishers and boaters use this area throughout the year.
“In summer this is one of the busiest areas of Booderee National Park.”
Parks Australia will work with the successful tenderer to do as much prefabrication of the boardwalk off-site as possible. This will shorten any temporary closures of the boat ramp that might be needed during construction.
Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said the replacement boardwalk will extend from Murrays Beach car park down to the boat ramp and jetty and will include new fencing, ramps, steps and lighting.
“Where possible the old timber from the existing boardwalk will be re-claimed and stored for future use,” Senator Seselja said.
“A priority is for construction of the new boardwalk to be as low impact as possible on the environment and on visitor access.”
Construction is expected to be completed in the first half of 2022.