Newcampsites in Litchfield National Park are one step closer with the TerritoryLabor Government releasing a tender for design work as part of its LitchfieldCentral Valley development.
The$17.5 million project, which includes$11.3 million of Turbocharging Tourism funding, willopen up new camping and swimming spots in Litchfield enhancing visitorexperiences and creating local jobs.
Thetender includes the design of new campgrounds, picnic areas, car parking andviewing platforms, all located by new swimming spots.
Itfollows the tender award for Stage 1 works which will see 18km of unsealed roadand tracks suitable for 4WD vehicles constructed by local firm AldebaranContracting Pty Ltd, with work starting next month.
Oncecompleted, Stage 2 works will get underway, including construction of walkingtracks and 4WD access to the campground sites.
Quotesfrom Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:
Weare investing in our national parks to offer the best possible experience toboth visitors and Territorians, boosting tourism, jobs and economic growththroughout our regions.
Ournational parks are a huge drawcard and by opening up more swimming spots,campsites and walking trails we can help relieve overcrowding, especiallyduring the peak season.
Thesecampsites will open up new areas of Litchfield to more visitors while stillensuring they get to experience the parks remote beauty at its best and thengo home and tell their friends all about it.
Researchshows recommendations from friends and family are the number one influencingfactor when people are booking a holiday. So the better experience we can givepeople, the more likely they are to recommend the NT as a destination.