Access to campgrounds at Warrumbungle National Park has been improved by a new pedestrian bridge, completed as part of one of the state’s largest park infrastructure projects.
NPWS Area Manager John Whittall, said the Mopra Creek Pedestrian Bridge would provide greater accessibility for seniors, families, and those with special needs or reduced mobility.
“I’m proud to announce the opening of this bridge, which signifies a long-term commitment to improving access to national parks in NSW,” Mr Whittall said.
“It’s great to see the project come to fruition in time for the July school holidays, and I hope many visitors will make use of it over the coming weeks.
“The bridge will allow for safer and easier pedestrian access between campgrounds, which is particularly important as we’ve seen a rise in campers since travel restrictions eased.
“With overseas travel off the table a lot of people seem to be holidaying and adventuring locally, which is really great for the local economy and encouraging for these communities.”
The Mopra Creek Pedestrian Bridge was completed in just 40 days and was funded by the state government’s Improving Access to National Parks Program (IANPP).
The IANPP is the largest ever investment in visitor infrastructure within NSW’s national parks, with $150 million provided to improve access and visitation over 4 years.
NPWS reminds all campers that bookings are essential in order to meet the current public health guidelines.