Light to Light Walk Review of Environmental Factors released

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has released the Review of Environmental Factors for the proposed Light to Light Walk upgrade and is seeking feedback from the community.

Green Cape Lighthouse on headland at Ben Boyd National Park.

NPWS Director Kane Weeks said the document, including a biodiversity assessment report, track scoping report and preliminary designs will be on public exhibition from 15 September to 15 October 2021.

“The project is moving forward and we are now at the point where we are seeking feedback on what the walk might look and feel like for visitors,” Mr Weeks said.

“The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) covers how the project proposes to upgrade and realign sections of the current track, construct new sections of walking track and providing hut accommodation and walk-in camping options.

“This is an important opportunity for NPWS to capture the wide range of views held by the community and ensure they are considered in finalising the plans.

“We are calling on people to review the documents and record their thoughts, feedback and suggestions.

“There is no local precedent for this type of project, we are talking about creating a new and exciting signature attraction to the far south coast that will offer a multi-day experience for visitors.

“In order to fully captures everyone’s feedback we ask that they submit their response through the official channels set out on the Light to Light website.

“The REF will also be discussed at the first Light to Light Walk Stakeholder Reference Group meeting later this month,” Mr Weeks said.

At the end of the public exhibition period on 15 October 2021 all submissions will be reviewed and a report will be provided to the determining authority.

For full details on how to make a submission go to Light to Light Walk draft review of environmental factors: Public consultation.

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