$1.5 million infrastructure boost for Eyre Peninsula parks

Monday 10 January 2022

MEDIA RELEASE

Construction is underway to improve existing visitor facilities in Eyre Peninsula parks, with the first round of works to be undertaken at Lincoln National Park’s popular Fisherman’s Point Campground.

South Australian contractor Alsanto Constructions will be undertaking the works.

The upgrades will include increasing capacity at the campground, formalising and delineating individual campsites, installing new signage, replacing toilet blocks, improving vehicle access loop tracks, and improving pedestrian beach access.

As part of the upgrades, designated sites will also enable visitors to book a particular camping spot, rather than the current arrangement where bookings are taken for the campground but are occupied on a first-come first-served basis.

Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said the Fisherman’s Point Campground Upgrades, part of a broader $1.5 million package of upgrades across Lincoln National Park and Coffin Bay National Park, are part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s Parks 2025 initiative which is delivering record amounts of funding to the environment.

“We know how much South Australians value the natural environment which is why we are investing a record $130 million in our national parks to boost conservation, improve experiences and increase visitor numbers,” Minister Speirs said.

“Our national parks are more popular than ever with visitor numbers at record levels which continues to provide a significant economic boost to our regions and support local jobs.

“These upgrades to national parks on the Eyre Peninsula will encourage more people to visit one of the state’s must stunning locations.”

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar said these upgrades to some Lincoln National Park and Coffin Bay National Park will improve the visitor experience for those staying on the Eyre Peninsula.

“The Eyre Peninsula is home to some of the state’s most beautiful parks with its beautiful coastline and beaches and these upgrades will further enhance its reputation as a must-visit destination,” Mr Treloar said.

“This will help build the profile of the Eyre Peninsula region and contributing to the region’s goal of diversifying the experiences on offer for visitors.”

As part of the upgrades, improvements to other popular visitor sites in Coffin Bay National Park are also being considered.Construction is expected to be completed at Fisherman’s Point by autumn this year.Find out more www.parks.sa.gov.au